AIR TRANSPORT INSTRUCTIONS
INTRODUCTION. These air transport instructions have been written to help personnel prepare the Tractor-Scraper for
various air transport requirements. Basically, air transport can be divided into two primary categories, air drop and drive
AIR DROP. The 613BS Tractor-Scrapers are designed for air delivery by Low Velocity Air Drop (LVAD) and Low Altitude
Parachute Extraction (LAPES) methods.
Preparation For Air Drop. Eight procedures are necessary to ready the Tractor-Scraper for air drop.
Removal of rollover protective structure (ROPS) with windshield. Contract Organizational maintenance.
Removal of elevator rock guard. Contract Organizational maintenance.
Removal of both left and right elevator chain rollers. Contact Organizational maintenance.
Removal of the cutting edge teeth, if equipped.
Installation of all drive on/drive off load transfer equipment (load transfer axle and jacks, and cutting edge
load transfer wheels) if attached. See Drive On Procedures, Installing Load Transfer Equipment (page 1-48).
Attach articulation collars to steer cylinders. See Figure 1 note J, page 1-3.
Securing Tractor-Scraper with tie-downs to a 32 foot pallet and attachment of parachute slings. See Army
approved bulletins for appropriate parachute slinging instructions.
Preparing and securing a separate overpack box for the ROPS, elevator rock guard, chain rollers, cutting
edge teeth and hardware.
Preparation After Air Drop. Seven procedures are necessary to ready the Tractor-Scraper for operation after air
Removal of parachute slings and tiedowns from Tractor-Scraper and overpack.
Removal of articulation collar from steer cylinders.
Removal of Tractor-Scraper from pallet.
Installation of cutting edge teeth, if equipped.