1-9. SAFETY, CARE AND HANDLING.
General safety precautions, care, and handling instructions are included in this paragraph.
a. Safety. Put safety first in all operations. Take care when working with the bridge to avoid
injuries or damage to equipment. Read and follow all safety cautions and warnings. Do not try to
perform an unsafe or questionable act. Follow procedures as written. Do not try to save time. These
procedures were written with your safety in mind. Remove any unneeded material or equipment from the
immediate working area. Keep all equipment in a good, usable condition. Check all lifting devices,
chains, hooks, pins, cables, etc., prior to use. Do not use any equipment if the serviceability is in doubt.
Replace any bad component. Wipe up all oil and hydraulic spills. Ensure the serviceability by doing the
b. Care. The bridge is well made and properly engineered. It requires care to make sure it will be
ready for use when needed. Follow the directions in this Technical Manual (TM) to properly lubricate,
inspect, repair, and use the bridge. With proper care, the bridge will be a valued asset to your unit,
c. Handling. Handling the bridge safely requires the use of proper procedures and equipment. This
TM covers the use and handling of the bridge. Procedures and equipment required for the safe operation
are called out when and where needed. Perform the procedures as written. Use only the equipment
called out or its equivalent. Never use a lifting device, chain, cable, or hook, whose rated strength is not
known. Maintenance of the handling equipment, launcher, crane, etc., is required to ensure safe
Section III. PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
1-10. DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION.
There are two configurations of bridge sections
MLC 60 supports M48 and M60 family of vehicles
MLC 70 supports M1 family of vehicles
The operations surrounding the bridge and problems that may occur are found in Chapter 2. The
different operations of the bridge are listed in the order of frequency they generally occur.
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