AIR TRANSPORT BY C-130 AIRCRAFT
This work package describes how to prepare the scraper for air transport by C-130 aircraft, how to load and unload
machine into aircraft, and how to return machine to operational configuration after air transport.
The machine must be configured to meet air transport weight and height requirements. Machine components that exceed
these requirements are either removed or folded down. Machine is loaded/unloaded using drive on/drive off procedures.
Amount of fuel left in machine's fuel tank must comply with guidance from Military Traffic Management Command
Assistance from two Unit Maintenance mechanics is required to prepare the machine for air transport.
If operating machine without ROPS/FOPS, drive with extreme caution, at low idle, and in 1st gear or reverse
ONLY. Machine has no rollover/falling object protection without ROPS/FOPS. Failure to follow this warn-
ing may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
As part of this procedure, the ROPS/FOPS is removed from the tractor. Operation of the machine without ROPS/FOPS,
to drive on and off the aircraft, is required.
Use extreme caution when handling heavy parts. Provide adequate support and use assistance during proce-
dure. Ensure any lifting device used is in good condition and of suitable lift capacity. Keep clear of heavy
parts supported only by lifting device. Failure to follow this warning may result in death or injury to person-
Many components, that must be removed and installed during this procedure, are very heavy. Use assistance, caution,
and follow safe work practices when handling them.
Hitch and steering movement can reduce clearances suddenly and cause personnel injury. Always stop
engine BEFORE working in area of hitch link.
Throughout procedure, be aware of potential hazards when working around hitch. Do NOT work in area of hitch link
unless engine is shut down.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Tools and equipment required to prepare the machine for air transport are stored in an ISU-60 shipping and storage con-
Components of the machine that must be removed in preparation for air transport are stowed in the container for subse-
quent transport to the assembly site, inside and on BII toolbox, and on rear deck of scraper.
Reinstall mounting hardware for all removed components on machine, to secure against loss during transport.
Once the machine has been loaded inside the aircraft, the ISU-60 container is loaded onto the same aircraft, for subse-
quent transport to the assembly site.