ARMY TM 5-5420-212-10-1
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-10/1-1
Loading Pallet on Truck
To load pallet on truck, perform the following steps in a similar manner as they were performed to load the trailer.
The tailgate of the truck can be removed and stored before loading pallets on the truck. One
method of keeping the tailgate with the truck Is to bolt It to the head board of the truck.
Check to see that all load restraining straps are in place and properly tightened.
Attach center ring of lifting sling to crane.
Raise sling until four hook ends of sling are a few inches off ground.
Attach four hooks of sling to four lifting rings of pallet.
Slowly raise lifting sling until lines are taut.
Attach one guide rope to each side of pallet at bumper end. One person is to man each of the guide ropes.
Raise pallet until it is higher than sides of truck body.
Move pallet over truck body.
Use guide ropes to center pallet over truck body.
(10) Move pallet to front of truck body.
(11) Slowly lower pallet onto truck bed.
(12) Lower lifting sling and disconnect it from pallet.
(13) Remove guide ropes from pallet.
Securing Pallet on Truck
Be sure that all personnel are clear before throwing straps across the load. To avoid damage to
the ratchet, do not throw ratchet end of strap across load.
Place four straps (5,000 LB) across pallet load at equal spaces with the strap ratchets located on curb side of