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of parking shoring (2 x 6 inches x 4 feet, two per
stack) between the front dozer blade and the
(2) HMMH. Install 1/2-inch wire rope (safety
cable) around top crane arm and through left
center tiedown provision on chassis, forming a
loop. Secure the loop by pulling the wire rope taut
(not tight) and installing two 1/2-inch clips. Repeat
same procedure for right side, except loop wire
rope through right provision on chassis. Each
HMMH requires two stacks of parking shoring (2
x 6 inches x 5 feet, two per stack) between the
front forklift tines and the aircraft floor. Also the
rear outriggers are to be secured with 1/2-inch
wire rope (safety cable) looped around each outrig-
ger and secured with two 1/2-inch clips.
c. The C5 aircraft can transport the SEE,
HME, and HMMH in the travel configurations.
(1) SEE. Install 1/2-inch wire rope (safety
cable) taut (not tight) around the ROPS and the
backhoe attachment and secure with two 1/2-inch
clips. Also, install on right outrigger a 1/2-inch
wire rope (safety cable) taut (not tight) through the
bucket tiedown provisional and around outriggers.
Repeat procedures for left outrigger. Each SEE
requires two stacks of parking shoring (2 x 6
inches x 4 feet, two per stack) between the front
end loader and the aircraft floor.
(2) HME and HMMH. To transport the HME
and HMMH in the C5 aircraft, follow the same
procedures in paragraph 4-6b.
d. The shoring is required to protect the aircraft
floor and any downward motion of the front or
rear implements on the aircraft floor.
e. All shoring material will be furnished by the
shipper and installed as directed by the aircraft
f. The aircraft commander or his/her representa-
tive ensures that the vehicles are loaded/unloaded
and properly secured in the aircraft according to
the criteria in section IV of the appropriate techni-
g. Typical tiedown diagrams (figs 4-1 through
43) are based on acceptable methods. They can be
used as a guide for loading and securing the SEE,
HME, and HMMH aboard aircraft and also for
preparing a vehicle for air transport. The tiedowns
are part of the aircraft equipment.
4-7. Transport by LVAD and LAPE
The SEE is certified for low altitude parachute
extraction (LAPE) from US Air Force C130 air-
craft and certified for low velocity airdrop (LVAD)
from US Air Force C-130 and C-141 aircraft.
Preparation and procedures for LAPE and LVAD
airdrops are described in FM 10539 and TO
4-8. Helicopter Transport
The SEE is within the external lift capability of
the CH47D helicopter in either single-hook (fig
43) or dual-hook (fig 44) configuration at air-
speeds of 100 knots. The load is also suitable for
external transport by the CH54 helicopter (fig
4-5) at airspeeds of 95 knots.
(1) Sling set (25,000-pound capacity) one
(2) Nylon cord, Type III-as required.
(3) Cotton webbingas required.
(4) Tape, adhesive, pressure-sensitive, 2-inch
(5) Felt, padding, sheetfour each (for cush-
(1) Ensure that the front end loader assembly
travel locks at the ends of both front end loader
boom cylinders are properly pinned in place.
(2) Secure steering wheel, doors, and all loose
equipment with cord and tape as necessary.
(3) Fold side mirrors inboard and tie or tape
(4) Tape windshield wipers to windshield.
(5) Securely tie and tape engine compartment
(6) Tie or tape the hydraulic lines and hoses
close to the forward lifting provisions to prevent
possible entanglement during hookup.
c. Rigging Procedures.
(1) Place apex fitting on top of the falling
object protection system (FOPS). Route the outer
sling legs (1 and 2) to the front of the SEE and the
inner sling legs (3 and 4) to the rear of the SEE.
Sling legs 1 and 3 should be the same side
of the load.
(2) Loop the chain ends of sling legs 1 and 2
through the respective front lifting provisions, and
insert link 3 into the grabhook. Wrap a felt sheet
around the chain ends of the sling legs and secure
with tape or nylon cord (fig 47).
(3) Loop the chain end of sling leg 3 through
the right rear lifting provision (closest to the
backhoe bucket) and insert link 10 into the grab-
hook. Wrap a felt sheet (cushioning material)
around the chain end of
with tape or nylon cord.
links (fig 4-8).
the sling leg and secure
Tape or tie excess chain