OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
1. This work package contains instructions for safely operating the M872A4 Series Flatbed Semitrailers under
usual conditions. Unusual operating conditions are defined and described in WP 0008 00 of this chapter.
2. Perform all "Before" PMCS in WP 0015 00-1, Table 3 before operating the semitrailer.
3. Review all towing vehicle operating instructions to prepare for coupling and uncoupling operations.
* With a maximum payload of 67,200 lbs placed in the center of the trailer,
the operator must position tractor fifth wheel two notches behind the haul
position (1) to preclude possible front axle overload.
FIFTH WHEEL CAPACITY
Figure 1. Coupler Haul