LOADING AND UNLOADING ABLE PAYLOAD WITH MINE CLEARING BLADE ATTACHED (CONT)
(4) Couple tractor to semitrailer per TM 9-2330-381-14.
Load semitrailer on level ground whenever possible. In adverse conditions,
loading can be done on grades up to 10 percent with a maximum offset angle of 10
degrees between tractor and semitrailer. Avoid exceeding these limitations to
prevent payload from rolling on semitrailer and causing serious injury or death to
personnel and damage to equipment.
(5) Aline back of tractor/semitrailer combination as close as possible to back of payload, approximately 15 feet
(4.6m), on ground as level as possible.
(6) Visually check tractor/semitrailer offset angle by having ground guide (spotter) check relationship between
steering wedge bolt and weld circle at bottom rear of pickup plate. If inside edge of bolt alines with outside
edge of weld circle, offset angle is 10 degrees. Make any required adjustments to tractor.