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TB 9-2330-381-14-1
NOTE
The following procedures provide instructions for unloading a disabled 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
significantly.
b. Dual winch unloading of disabled payload. To unload a disabled payload, proceed as follows:
(1) Perform procedures in paragraph 2-2b, steps (1) thru (8), and position semitrailer, adjust ramp span wdth,
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and position curb guides.
WARNING
Observe the following precautions during the unloading process:
If possible, provide ample clear space behind the disabled payload during
unloading to prevent serious injury or death to personnel and damage to
equipment should cables break while payload is being unloaded.
Ensure that winch cables are not kinked, clevises are secured to winch cables, and
snatch blocks and shackles are in good condition and properly secured or serious
injury or death to personnel may occur.
Ensure that winch cables are inspected in accordance with TB 43-0142 or serious
injury to personnel may occur.
Extreme caution should be exercised during any operation on a slope or serious
injury to personnel may occur.
A ground guide (spotter) must stand off curbside of semitrailer and maintain visual
contact with the winch operator. The spotter must observe cables, snatch blocks,
shackles, and payload position during unloading or serious injury to personnel
may occur.
Do not overload tractor winches. Know the ratings of the winches being used and
the existence of any protection devices (such as shear pins) or serious injury to
personnel may occur.
All ground personnel must stand clear of winch cables except when handling or
serious injury to personnel may occur.
At no time during unloading operations while the payload is being pulled off with
winches should personnel be on the semitrailer platform or serious injury or death
to personnel may occur.
Always wear leather gloves when handling winch cable. Never allow cable to run
through hands or serious injury to personnel may occur.
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