Look at figure 9-51. It shows a typical 6,000-pound
capacity forklift truck.
This truck has a diesel
engine and four pneumatic rubber tires. It is typical of
the size and capacity ordnancemen usually use. A
number of different models of this forklift truck are
used at naval activities. Every model has an adjustable
two-tine fork. The tines are secured to a vertical
supporting frame that can be telescoped and tilted. The
lifting and tilting mechanisms are hydraulically
operated. An overhead guard is also provided for the
operators safety. Forklift trucks have either dual or
single front wheels, diesel engines, power-shifted
transmissions, and either pneumatic or cushion tires.
The main difference between the 4,000- and
6,000-pound trucks is in load-carrying capacity and
in overall truck dimensions and weight. The
exhaust systems of these trucks have spark-arresting
devices that are used even when handling ammunition
in the open.
Electric Forklift Trucks
Electric forklift trucks are used frequently by
ordnancemen. They are discussed in the following
ELECTRIC FORKLIFT TRUCK, 4,000 -
POUND CAPACITY. A typical 4,000-pound
REVIEW NUMBER 6 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q11.
A1. When used with skids and weapons transporters, adapters are used to support a
load for movement from one area to another.
A2. The brakes on the Aero 12C bomb skid are applied by lowering the aft end of the
skid to the deck
A3. The SWL of the Aero 12C bomb skid is 1,250 pounds.
A4. The adapters used with the 12C bomb skid include the Aero 9B/C bomb skid
adapter, Aero 39B bomb skid adapter, and Aero 64B soft-belt adapter.
A5. You should use a 64B soft-belt adapter to store a soft-skin weapon on an Aero 12C
A6. The SWL of the Aero 21C bomb skid is 5,000 pounds.
A7. The SWL of the MHK-128/M32K-5(V) munitions transporter is 5,000 pounds.
A8. The adapters/adapter assemblies used with the Aero 58A skid adapter include the
58A skid adapter ADU-483/E skid adapter assembly, Aero 57A skid adapter, Aero
91A bracket adapter, Aero 71A skid adapter, Aero 64A soft-belt adapter, 83A
transport adapter, and MXU-661/E skid platform adapter.
A9. When mounted on the Aero 58A skid adapter the ADU-483/E skid adapter
assembly can support two weapons between 9 and 16 inches in diameter.
A10. The ADU-400/E weapon skid loading lift adapter is a hydraulically controlled
steel lift frame.
A11. The SWL of the Aero 36 bomb truck adapter is 4,000 pounds.