THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS:
General Precautions (page 0017 00-1).
Getting Carrier Ready (page 0017 00-1).
Loading Ammunition Supply (page 0017 00-2).
Engine stopped (WP 0023 00), (WP 0024 00)
Carrier blocked (WP 0038 00)
Never load more than 6 tons (4,800 kg) in the carrier.
Load the heaviest items first, so theyll be on the bottom. The carrier will handle better and safer when the weight of the
load is low.
Keep the load balanced side-to-side.
Keep the load weight centered about 56 inches (142 cm) behind the power plant compartment bulkhead. This is so the
balance point of the loaded carrier will stay close to the middle roadwheels. You can line up the load with the third cover
bow from the front. Its about 54 inches (136 cm) back of the bulkhead and thats close enough.
If your carrier has the material handling kit, always center the hoist beam and secure it in the full-forward position before
you drive off. Secure the chains and hook to the beam with a strap, to keep them from banging into the carrier.
If youre loading 155 mm, 175 mm, or 8 inch ammunition, follow the loading charts under Loading Ammunition Supply
Procedure Step 1 on next page.
If youre carrying men in the cargo compartment, remember that theyre part of the load too. Plan your loading to allow
GETTING CARRIER READY
Cargo compartment floor plates are used in two positions. In high position, floor plates are
placed even with sponsons for a wide floor. In low position, floor plates are placed down
between sponsons to allow room for high loads or provide leg room for crew members. If the
rear lifting eyes are in the way you can take them off and stow them under the floor plates.
Getting carrier ready.