OR UNLOADING EQUIPMENT AND CARGO.
All persons not involved in the loading or unloading operation must stand
clear of trailer to prevent serious injury.
If outriggers will be required to stabilize the payload, see paragraphs 2-8/g and 2-12/b for
If load will require usage of the rear deck, remove the spare tire stowed on rear deck and
place the spare tire where it will not interfere with loading.
Align equipment to be loaded with the trailer so that the equipment can be driven straight
onto the trailer. This is particularly important if the equipment being loaded is a tracked
vehicle or a vehicle with a wide track width. Turning vehicles while on the trailer can
present hazardous conditions and/or damage the trailer.
If equipment is not aligned properly during loading, stop the loading procedure,
back the equipment off the trailer, align it properly and begin loading procedure
Prepare and secure equipment in accordance with procedures in paragraph 2-13.
Replace spare tire on the rear deck mounting location if access is available, otherwise
secure tire in an alternate position on the trailer as available.
Outriggers are designed to stabilize the payload. Payload must be fully
supported by the trailer load bed. Supporting a payload on the outriggers may
result in equipment failure and injury to personnel.
When loading equipment, ensure that the forward edge of the trailer is on level
ground that allows full ground contact. Failure to have full ground contact
across the front edge of the trailer will cause damage to the trailer.
In placement of outriggers and deck boards requires two personnel.