LOADING AND UNLOADING ABLE PAYLOAD WITH MINE CLEARING BLADE ATTACHED
The following procedures provide instructions for loading an able payload
(Abrams MBT series with mine clearing blade attached) onto the M1000 semitrailer.
The M1070 tractor is illustrated as the prime mover throughout these instructions.
If other prime movers are used, these procedures will need to be changed
a. Loading an able payload. To load an able payload, proceed as follows:
(1) Inflate all semitrailer tires to 100 to 110 psi (690 to 758 kPa).
(2) Start tractor per TM 9-2320-360-10.
(3) On tractor, set Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) switch (1) to setting for expected road/terrain con ditions
and allow tractor to sit until selected CTIS indicator (2) remains lit for that CTIS setting.