4-76. TRAILER STACKING FOR AIR, SEA OR RAIL TRANSPORT.
This task covers:
c. Follow-On Maintenance
Tools and Special Tools
Tool Kit, General Mechanics: Automotive
Locknuts (4) (Item 42, Appendix I)
(Item 50, Appendix J)
Strap, Tiedown (2) (Item 11, Appendix C)
Flatracks removed, (TM 9-2320-364-10)
Parking brakes applied on lower trailer,
Load Binder (4) (Item 5, Appendix C)
Lifting Device Minimum Capacity 10 Tons
Wheels chocked on lower trailer, (Para 2-20)
Drawbars retracted on both trailers, (Para 2-10)
Air systems on both trailers charged with air,
Stacking of trailers is done only for Air (C-141, C-5A, C-17 aircraft), Sea (LACV-30 and
larger vessels) and Rail (50 in. [1.27 m] high rail car) transport. The stacking of trailers is
not to be used for highway transport. Use of this procedure for highway transport may
cause damage to equipment and serious injury or death to personnel.
Trailer stacking procedure must be done with both trailers on a level, stable surface or
serious injury or death to personnel could result.
Right and left safety chains are removed the same way, left side shown.
Steps (1) through (4) are for the trailer that will be on top. Steps (5) through (8) are for the
trailer that will be on the bottom.
Locknuts removed in step (1) are reused in step (3).
Remove screw (1), locknut (2), and link
coupling (3) from plate (4).
Remove safety chain (5) from link
coupling (3) and hook (6).