e. The Military Load Classification (MLC) for the vehicle with payload is raised from 96 to 101. The special vehicle
classification data plate must be installed per Chapter 2.
Brake adjustment must be checked before each mission when operating the M1000
semitrailer with the Abrams MBT series with mine clearing blade attached or
braking will be uneven causing serious injury or death to personnel.
a. Before each mission with the M1000 semitrailer loaded with the Abrams MBT series with mine clearing blade
attached, check that brakes are in adjustment in accordance with TM 9-2330-381-14, Unit Preventive
Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS). If adjustment is required, perform brake adjustment before loading
the special payload.
b. If the same M1000 semitrailers are used to transport the Abrams MBT series with mine clearing blade attached
on a recurring basis, the following Unit PMCS inspection intervals (TM 9-2330-381-14) must be decreased
(inspected more frequently):
Suspension spindle bearing