AIR TRANSPORTABILITY GUIDANCE
Section I. GENERAL
a. The activity offering the vehicle for transport
will notify the aircraft commander or his designated
This chapter provides air transportability guidance
for movement of the MW24C scoop loader. It contains
transported within the vehicle.
tiedown diagrams and tiedown data for loading this
b. The vehicle fuel tank must not be more than
vehicle in US Air Force C-5, C-130, and C-141
4-2. Maximum Utilization of Aircraft
The loadmaster is responsible for ensuring that the
Additional cargo, including personnel within allow-
items described below are properly loaded in or
able load limits and restrictions prescribed by
unloaded from the aircraft in accordance with the
pertinent safety regulations, can be transported with
criteria contained in section IV, TO lC-xxx-9.
the scoop loaders.
In addition to the safety precautions contained in
chapter 3, the following should be noted:
Section II. TRANSPORT BY US AIRCRAFT
the prop (fig 4-1) with the 5-inch 3/8 bolt and nut
4-5. Air Capabilities
supplied. Lower lift arm (without ,engine power) to
a. The MW24C scoop loader is transportable in
C-5, C-141, and C-130 aircraft.
(2) Start loader engine Roll bucket full back in
b. It is transportable in its operational configura-
the full down position. Attach a length of type I or
tion only in the C-5 aircraft.
larger chain or equivalent (fig 4-2) over bucket spill
c. With the ROPS/FOPS removed, the MW24C
guard and attach to shank of center bucket tooth.
scoop loader is transportable in C-130, C-141, and
Stop engine, and move bucket control lever to full
forward to relieve hydraulic pressure in bucket
d. For transport in the C-141, the bucket must be
lowered to the rest position and placed on floor
(3) To remove, reverse the process.
protection shoring, 1/2- to 3/4-inch plywood or other
e. Sleeper shoring, in accordance with applicable
aircraft loading manuals, is required in four places
between the vehicle and the aircraft floor to
minimize tire float, which is common during flight
gust load conditions.
f. To load the MW24C scoop loader in C-130
aircraft, a special procedure for positioning of the
bucket must be followed. The procedure for loading
the vehicle in the C-130 is the same as that for the
C-141 except the bucket must be positioned for
transport. The procedure to position the loader lift
arm and bucket for air transport is:
(1) Start loader engine Raise lift arm to a
bucket height of 12 to 24 inches. Stop the engine,
and install the lift arm prop (stored in the cab
toolbox) on the right-hand lift cylinder rod. Secure
Figure 4-1. Tiedown of bucket in C-130 aircraft.
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