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Figure 7-3. Tiedown of dispenser on center-tiedown-rail-equipped flatcar
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TM-55-1095-205-14 Transportability Guidance Dispecser Mine: Ground Vehicle M128 (NSN 1095-00-397-3456) Manual
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Table 74. Charactcristics of European Flatcars
TM 55-1095-205-14
Section III. TRANSPORT ON FOREIGN RAILWAYS
7-7. General
Table 7-3. Application of Chain Tiedowns for Securing
Dispenser on Center- Tiedown-Rail-Equipped Flatcar
The transportability guidance contained in this
(Fig 7-3)--Continued
section is applicable when the mine dispenser is
transported on foreign railways. Consideration is
Application
Item
No. required
given to movement on the types of railcars nor-
12-in. minimum clearance from end of
mally used for the transport of this type of equip-
car to load, extending from center of
ment. The dispenser can be transported in its op-
brake wheel to side of car, and 6 ft
above car floor (fig 73).
erational configuration (figs 2-3 and 2-4) with
4 ea unit Chain tiedown. -in. -diameter alloy-steel
B
restrictions within European countries complying
chain, proof-tested to a minimum of
with the International Loading Gauge. This also
22,500 lb. Apply one chain to each of
applies to the majority of the countries of the
the four tiedown provisions and to an
Middle East, South America, and to Australia,
appropriate tiedown on the center rail
of the flatcar.
India, and Pakistan. Because of the height and
width at the top of the dispenser, special clearance
and routing will be required for each country. In
Australia, India, and Pakistan, wide- or broad-
gauge railways provide greater clearances and
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
less restrictions. Because of the various desig-
1. Shippers should specify cars equipped with
nation systems used by different countries, for-
tiedown devices in the quantity shown in item B
eign railcars are difficult to classify. In addition,
above when ordering specialized railway equip-
clearances vary between countries and within a
ment. When carriers furnish cars that do not have
country. Consequently, evaluation of transport
built-in chains and tensioning devices, chains and
capability must be made on an individual basis.
turnbuckles of appropriate size and strength will
78. Transport on Foreign Service Flatcars
be used in lieu thereof for securement of the dis-
penser. Load binders are not to be used in lieu of
a. General. The mine dispenser can be trans-
turnbuckles to tension tiedown chains.
ported on a number of foreign service flatcars.
2. For multiple shipments, the dispensers must
Table 7-4 lists some of the flatcars available in
face in the same direction and be uniformly
Europe that are suitable for transporting the
spaced along the length of the car to allow suffi-
mine dispenser.
cient space for securement at each end of the car
b. Materials. The materials required for block-
and between the dispensers. Apply tiedowns at
ing and tiedown of the mine dispenser on foreign
the same end of the dispenser and from the dis-
service flatcars are essentially the same as those
penser tiedown point to the car tiedown facility.
used within CONUS. Detailed guidance is con-
The angle of the tiedown in relation to the car
tained in the 4th Transportation Brigade Pam-
floor should be as close to 45 degrees as possible.
phlet 55-2, Tiedown Guide for Rail Movements.
3. Parking brake must be set.
4. Open hooks must be secured with wire over
Table 7-3. Application of Chain Tiedown for Securing
Dispenser on Center- Tiedown-Rail-Equipped Flatcar
the opening to prevent the hook from becoming
disengaged from the chain link to which it is se-
cured.
No. required
item
Application
5. Turnbuckles used to tighten chains must be
A
--
Brake wheel clearance. Minimum clear-
wired or locked to prevent them from turning dur-
ance required is 6 in. above, in back of,
ing transit, unless the turnbuckles used have self-
and on both sides of wheel, and 4 in.
locking devices.
underneath wheel. Also required is a
7-6

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