2-2. LOADING AND UNLOADING ABLE PAYLOAD WITH MINE CLEARING BLADE ATTACHED (CONT)
(52) Secure payload to semitrailer platform as follows:
(a) Using two payload tiedown shackles (22) attach free ends of long chains (24) and two load binders
(17) to upper lifting eyes (31) on front of payload. Ensure that long chains (24) are looped around
tiedown shackles (22) with chain hooks (25) outboard of load binders (17).
(b) Using two 25-ton shackles (20), attach two load binders (17) to rear recovery eyes (18) on
When correctly positioned, long chains cross twice. First, they are crossed under
the payload when routed forward and from one side of the payload through the
towing shackle in the center tiedown ring on the opposite side of the platform.
They are crossed again as they run from the 25-ton shackle to the load binder
attached to the rear tow lug.
(c) On streetside of semitrailer, route long chain (24) from towing shackle in lifting eye along outer
payload hull, between hull and track, and then under mine clearing blade mounting frame (32)
approximately midway between pin (33) that attaches mounting frame (32) to payload and pin (34)
that attaches push beam to mounting frame (32).