3-5. Service Upon Receipt of Materiel. Inspect the shelter for damage incurred during shipment. If the
shelter has been damaged, report the damage on SF 364, Report of Item Discrepancy. If the drain plug has been
loosened for shipment, tighten it. If the shelter is crated or pallet-mounted, refer to the end item technical manual
for unpacking instructions. If it is necessary for the shelter to be loaded onto a truck or transferred from one truck
to another, lift, bad and secure the shelter as follows:
If shelter panel is punctured during loading or securing, repair puncture as soon as
possible to prevent moisture from seeping into panels, and to restore RFI/EMI shielding in
shelters having this requirement. Failure to do so may result in exposure of personnel to
a. Lifting Shelter. (figure 3-1)
On Craig Round Corner shelters, do not attempt to lift shelter with sling assembly cables
connected to tiedown eyes. Damage to equipment may result.
Attach sling assembly to all four lifting rings on shelter so that turnbuckle ends of cables are next to lifting
rings. Be sure to use correct sling assembly (hold down assembly). (See Appendix C.)
Place sling assembly on top of shelter.
Connect four sling hooks at opposite ends of cables to sling assembly lifting ring.
Insert lifting hook of lifting device (crane or helicopter) into lifting ring.
Tie a l/2-inch rope, at least 15 feet long, to each rear towing eye.
Do not jerk, bounce or jar shelter when lifting. Avoid swinging shelter from side to side.
Do not attempt to butt or push shelter into place with a forklift. If shelter is crated,
pallet-mounted or has forklift instructions stenciled on exterior, a forklift maybe used to
move shelter in accordance with instructions.
Slowly lift shelter with crane or helicopter.
b. Loading Shelter onto Truck. (figure 3-1)
To avoid injury to personnel and damage to shelter, only personnel actually engaged in
loading operation should be permitted near truck, lifting device and shelter. To eliminate
confusion, all instructions must come from loading crew supervisor.