7-15. STACKING/LOADING TWO FLATRACKS ON PLS TRUCK OR TRAILER.
Stacking/Loading Two Flatracks.
Remove ratchet straps from stowage box.
Refer to Para 7-10 and fold down rear wall (1) of lower flatrack (2).
Refer to Para 7-10 and fold down front wall (3) and rear wall (4) of upper flatrack (5).
Install wooden block, 8 by 8 by 96 in. (20 by 20 by 244 cm) (Appendix G) against raised front wall (6) of
lower flatrack (2).
Flatrack weighs 7,300 lbs (3,312 kg). Use a suitable lifting device or forklift to lift
flatrack. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
Flatracks have two sets of forklift pockets. If lifting one empty flatrack, use the inside set of
forklift pockets. If lifting a loaded flatrack or lifting multiple stacked empty flatracks, use
the outside set of forklift pockets. Always use the forklift pockets of the lowest flatrack.
Forklift forks must be a minimum of 70.0 in. (177.8 cm) in length.
Using a lifting device, position upper flatrack (5) over lower flatrack (2) so that front ISO corner castings
(7) of upper flatrack (5) are aligned over wooden block and the sides of both flatracks are evenly aligned.
Ensure ratchet straps are attached to tiedown rings in the exact position shown. Failure to
comply could result in flatrack sliding backwards resulting in damage to equipment.
Four ratchet straps are positioned over top flatrack and secured to lower flatrack tiedown
rings. Four ratchet straps are attached to upper and lower flatrack tiedown rings.
Attach eight ratchet straps to both sides of lower and upper flatrack (2) and (5).
Tighten ratchet straps to secure upper flatrack (5) to lower flatrack (2). Tie off excess strap.
Refer to TM 9-2320-364-10 and load flatracks to truck or trailer using Load Handling System (LHS).