Section IV. UNIT MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
This section contains Unit Maintenance procedures for the flatrack. These procedures may include servicing,
hoisting, inspection, cleaning, removal and disassembly, inspection, assembly and installation, adjustments and any
procedures needed for placing the flatrack or its components into service.
9-13. GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS.
Servicing. The flatrack requires only lubrication and cleaning as service.
Hoisting Loaded Flatrack.
Flatrack and load weigh up to 38,500 lbs (17,479 kg). Flatrack and load, including
sideboards and tarp, loaded on PLS truck or trailer must not exceed 36,600 lbs (16,616 kg).
Attach suitable lifting device to avoid serious injury or death to personnel.
For other than ordinary operation, flatrack must be secured and lifted with a forklift or other lifting
device. The flatrack is loaded on and off the Palletized Load System (PLS) truck or the Palletized Load
System Trailer (PLST) using the Load Handling System (LHS). Refer to TM 9-2320-364-10.
Do not load or unload flatrack with loose cargo or damage to equipment or cargo may result.
Install sideboards, straps and cargo tarp before lifting any loose load.
When lifting a loaded flatrack from upper ISO corner castings, use spreader bar and chains to avoid
damage to flatrack.
c. Inspection of Installed Parts. Perform inspection with the item in its normally installed
position/condition, considering accessibility and visibility of the item being inspected. The purpose of the
inspection is to determine if the item is damaged or incomplete to the extent that it should be replaced/repaired.
Inspect for loose, missing or damaged parts.
Inspect parts for dents, holes, worn spots, scratches, marred finish, cracks, rust and corrosion.
Look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps where parts are welded together. If a bad weld is found,
notify your supervisor.