7-10. LOWER AND RAISE FRONT AND REAR WALL (CONT).
Wall may raise abruptly when ratchet strap is released. Ensure personnel are clear of wall
when releasing ratchet strap. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death.
Remove ratchet strap (12) from two tiedown rings (13) and wall (7).
Remove mud flap (2) from lower clip (3) and position in upper clip.
Remove handle and socket from stowage box (1).
Front wall weighs 1,500 lbs (681 kg). Rear wall weighs 1,200 lbs (545 kg). The flatrack is
equipped with spring-loaded counterbalance mechanisms that allow the wall to be lowered by
two soldiers. Raising and lowering operations must be conducted on level ground. Do not
stand under walls when raising or lowering. Use the aid of an assistant when raising or
lowering the front or rear wall to prevent serious injury or death to personnel.
Wall raises very quickly. Ensure personnel do not hold onto wall when raising. Failure to
comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Ensure pins are positioned completely out of hinge or damage to equipment will occur
when wall is raised.
Front and rear walls are lowered and raised in the same way. Front wall is shown.
Ensure twist locks are in stowed position prior to raising wall.
With the aid of an assistant, raise wall (7).