7-16. STACKING/LOADING THREE FLATRACKS ON PLS TRUCK OR TRAILER (CONT).
During unstacking operations, unlock the twist locks on only one flatrack at a time. Do not
attempt to unload multiple flatracks that are unlocked. For example, it is permissible to
remove up to two flatracks at a time, however, both flatracks must be locked together.
Failure to follow this procedure may cause flatracks to fall causing serious injury or death
Sliding handle from stowage box may be used if locking handle is difficult to turn.
Reach through openings (8) of ISO corner casting (7) of top flatrack (13) and turn locking handles (4) of
twist locks (5) 90 degrees to release top flatrack.
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 bottom flatrack.
Forklift forks must be a minimum of 70.0 in. (177.8 cm) in length.
Using a lifting device, lift upper flatrack (13) from center flatrack (6).
Repeat Steps (5) and (6) to remove center flatrack (6) from lower flatrack (3).
Rotate twist locks (5) forward into their stowed positions.
Rotate locking handles (4) of twist locks (5) 90 degrees in either direction to lock twist locks in stowage
Repeat Step (9) to return all twist locks (5) to stowage position.