c. T h e
into an integral unit with the cross members of the body frame
being welded to the tops of the long longitudinal beams of the
body frame and the beams of the chassis frame provide addi-
d. The fifth wheel upper plate (figs. 1-3) is welded to the
underside of the raised and extended beams (front) of the
chassis frame. It is backed by two reinforcements at the cen-
ter of the plate and two channel reinforcements
along its sides.
The kingpin (figs. 1-3) extends through and is welded to the
e. E i g h t t i e - d o w n e y e s a r e w e l d e d t o t h e o u t s i d e o f t h e c h a s s i s
frame to permit the vehicle to be secured to its carrier in ship
ment. Eight lifting eyes, two welded to the front cross member
of the body frame, four welded to supports at the center of
the frame, and two welded to the rear cross member of the
frame, are provided for lifting the body frame.
f. S t a k e p o c k e t s ( f i g . 8 ) a r e l o c a t e d o n t h e i n s i d e o f t h e b o d y
frame side rails. Pockets are provided for seven stake assem-
blies (M270A1 and M270), or six stake assemblies (M269), on
each side of the body frame. A rear member assembly, welded
to the rear of the chassis frame and body frame, contains two
channel bumpers and two hinged shields.
(figs. 5, 7, and 8)
a. The hardwood deck is made up of 1 - i n c h t h i c k
planks which are fastened directly to the body frame.
b. P l a n k s
cross members of the body frame with bolts, nuts, and lock
washers. Edges of each plank are countersunk for metal strips
which overlap the edges of adjoining planks.
(figs. 1 and 2)
Hardwood stakes fit in stake pockets welded to the inside
Each stake has two over-
of the body frame outer rails.
lapping steel stake shoes secured to its lower end, and two
The loops are provided
chain loops secured to its upper end.
for securing the link assembly between stakes. Each stake is
78 inches high.