Service Upon Receipt of Materiel (cont).
If shelter panel is punctured during loading or securing, repair
puncture as soon as possible to prevent moisture from seeping into
Lifting Shelter. (Figure 3-1)
(1) Attach sling assembly to all four lifting eyes on shelter so that turnbuckle ends
of cables are next to lifting rings. Be sure to use correct sling assembly. (See
(2) Place sling assembly on top of shelter.
(3) Insert lifting hook of lifting device (crane or helicopter) into lifting ring.
(4) Tie a 1/2-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.
(5) Slowly lift shelter with crane or helicopter.
To prevent injury or death to personnel, make certain the person-
nel are clear of shelter when operating forklift.
Both ends of shelter have stenciled forklifting instructions.
(1) Place forks between outside skids at either end of shelter.
(2) Attach securely lifting eyes of shelter to forklift truck before attempting to lift
To prevent toppling and damage to shelter, use extreme care in
securing, lifting, carrying, and lowering shelter into its position.
(3) Lift, carry, and place each shelter at its designated site position.
(4) Lower the shelter into position, release lifting eyes from forklift and carefully
retract the forks of the forklift from under the shelter by slowly backing up.