1-3. CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC).
The trailer has a total service life of ten years which allows for extended periods of operation in a corrosive
environment. A corrosive environment includes exposure to high humidity, salt spray, road-deicing chemicals, gravel
damage, and atmospheric contamination. No action beyond normal washing and repair of damaged areas is necessary
to control corrosion. To prevent moisture accumulation, drain holes are provided on structural and sheet metal areas
where necessary, and the stowage box is provided with seals and baffled drains.
1-4. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
Command decision, according to the tactical situation, will determine when the destruction of the trailer will be
accomplished. A destruction plan will be prepared by the using organization unless one has been prepared by a higher
authority. For general destruction procedures for this equipment, refer to TM 750-244-6, Procedures for Destruction
of Tank-Automotive Equipment to prevent Enemy Use (U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command).
1-5. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR).
If your trailer needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what
you don't like about your equipment. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at Commander,
U. S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-TR-E-MPA, Warren, Michigan 48397-5000.
A reply will be furnished to you.
1-6. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT.
Refer to Chapter 4, Section VI for Unit preparation for storage or shipment. Refer to Chapter 5, Section IV for
Direct Support preparation for storage or shipment.
1-7. QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL (QA/QC).
If there are any Quality Assurance/Quality Control problems with the trailer, put the problem on a SF 368 Quality
Deficiency Report and mail it direct to: Commander, U. S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN:
AMSTA-TR-E-MPA, Warren, Michigan 48397-5000. A reply will be furnished to you.
1-8. EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATION.
At time of publication, there is only one model of the trailer, M1076. It should be noted however that variations in
general appearance of the trailer may be due to use of the side rail kits, extended drawbar/light bar kits or International
Standards Organization (ISO) container on the flatrack.
1-9. SAFETY CARE AND HANDLING.
The following are significant hazards and safety recommendations.
a. Loading Trailer With PLS Load Handling System (LHS). This is a normal operating condition. Follow all
procedures and safety guidelines in TM 9-2320-364-10, and Chapter 2 of this manual.
b. Connecting/Disconnecting Trailer. This is a normal operating condition. Do not go between trailer and
towing truck until engine is shut down on towing truck, brakes are set, and wheels chocked on both truck and trailer.