HIGHWAY TRANSPORTABILITY GUIDANCE
Section I. GENERAL
load using a 5-ton or equal capacity truck as a
prime mover. With the two reflectors removed
This chapter provides transportability guidance
from each side of the trailer bed, the dispenser is
for highway movement of the mine dispenser. It
within the legal dimensional and weight limita-
covers significant technical and physical charac-
tions of CONUS and most oversea areas. Special
teristics and safety considerations and prescribes
permits are required in CONUS, and special rout-
the materials and guidance required to prepare,
ing is required overseas for outsize shipments.
load, and tie down the dispenser.
The prime mover used will determine permit re-
quirements. The procedures for obtaining special
permits in CONUS are specified in AR 55-162.
Safety precautions are listed in chapter 3.
Legal limitations in oversea areas are identified
in Limits of Motor Vehicle Sizes and Weights, In-
ternational Road Federation, 1023 Washington
Building, Washington, DC 20005.
The mine dispenser is transportable as a towed
Section II. TRANSPORT BY SEMITRAILER/TRUCK
trate, the dispenser is shown as a typical load on
a flatbed (fig 5-1).
Secure all loose items to preclude damage en
b. Material. If semitrailers are equipped with
chain-type load binders, they will be used to se-
cure the dispenser to the trailer. If load binders
are not available, adequate blocking and tiedown
5-5. Transport on Semitrailer/Truck
materials are provided by the shipping activity,
as specified in table 5-1.
a. General. The mine dispenser, loaded on flatbed
c. Loading. The mine dispenser may be placed
semitrailers or trucks, may be transported over
in the tiedown position on a flatbed by a crane of
highways. Movement over public highways in
8 tons or more capacity (fig 6-1 provides lifting
CONUS and overseas normally is used when
guidance), or it may be towed onto a flatbed if a
other modes of transport are not available or prac-
suitable ramp and prime mover are available.
tical. Highway shipment may be made, using
When the dispenser is in the tiedown position, set
either commercial or military flatbed trailers or
the parking brakes.
trucks of adequate size and capacity (8-ton min-
imum). Tractors and semitrailers, or trucks, when
down diagram and the details, compatible with
loaded with the mine dispenser, may exceed
height or width limitations. In CONUS the max-
standard loading practices, of how adequately to
restrain the load against forces encountered at
imum unrestricted height is 162 inches and width
normal speeds and under normal operating con-
is 96 inches. The dispenser is 102 inches high (fig
ditions. Table 5-1 provides a bill of materials, and
2-3). Trailers or trucks with a loading surface
table 5-2 provides guidance for application of the
height of 60 inches or less and a width of 96 inches
materials for tiedown of the mine dispenser.
will provide for unrestricted movement. To illus-