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HIGHWAY TRANSPORTABILITY GUIDANCE
This chapter provides highway transportability
guidance for movement of the SEE, HME, and
HMMH. It covers significant technical and physi-
cal characteristics, as well as safety consider-
ations. It also prescribes the materials and guid-
ance required to prepare, load, and tie down these
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In addition to safety precautions in chapter 3,
movement within CONUS is subject to all safety
laws, rules, and regulations that apply to commer-
cial carriers. In overseas areas, movements are
governed by the theater and local regulations.
Do not allow the SEE, HME, and HMMH
to exceed 3 miles per hour (walking speed)
during loading and unloading operations.
Do not disconnect trailer from transporter
during loading and unloading.
Section II. SELF-PROPELLED MOVEMENT
5-4. Preparation of the SEE, HME, and
The SEE, HME, and HMMH are self-deployable
throughout CONUS, Alaska, and Hawaii without
When transported under their own power, the
permits. Also, they are transportable worldwide.
SEE, HME, and HMMH must have the front and
However, they may need a permit for exceeding
rear implements raised to the travel position and
the length limits in 17 countries, height limits in
safety cable installed as described in paragraph
34 countries, weight limits in 4 countries, and
width in 18 countries. Legal limitations for foreign
countries are identified in the Limits of Motor
Vehicle Sizes and Weights, International Road
Federation, Geneva, Switzerland.
Section III. TRANSPORT BY TRACTOR-TRAILER OR SEMITRAILER
Applications of tiedowns and blocking are listed in
The SEE, HME, and HMMH can be transported
over highways by tractor-trailer or tractor-
semitrailer. All variants can be transported by
both the M915A1/M345 and the M915A1/M269A1
tractor-trailer/semitrailer, and larger, combina-
At no time during loading and unloading
tions. Highway shipments may be made using
operations should personnel, other than
either military or commercial lowbed semitrailers
the guide and the driver of the SEE,
of adequate capacity and size. The tiedown proce-
HME, or HMMH, be on the trailer bed.
dures for transport on trailer or semitrailer will be
similar to those described in paragraph 5-6.
5-6. Transport on M345 Trailer.
a. General. The SEE, HME, and HMMH are to
be loaded on the M345 trailer as shown in figure
b. Material. Adequate tiedown chains, binders,
and materials for blocking are listed in table 5-1.