rubber wheels. The two front wheels are equipped with
drum brakes. The brake lever located on the draw bar
actuates the brakes. The brakes are applied
automatically when the spring-loaded brake lever is in
the down position. To release the brakes, pull the brake
lever upward toward the T on the draw bar. The brakes
shoes are actuated through the mechanical linkage
located inside the draw bar. The brake lever is
continually held in the upward position so the skid can
move. Be careful when you release the brake lever; it is
spring-loaded and can cause the lever to snap
downward. This may result in damage to the
mechanical linkage system. The draw bar is attached to
the skid by a quick-release pin. This pin also connects
the brake linkage between the skid and the brake lever
on the draw bar.
Two drawbars are available for use with the
MHU-191/M munitions transporter. Use the short draw
bar to transport short weapons or when working in an
area where longs handle cannot be used. Use the long
draw bar to transport long weapons, such as missiles,
flare dispensers, or rocket launchers. The skid has an
SWL of 5,000 pounds. It is used with various adapters
to transport or load weapons, stores, and equipment.
Aero 58A Skid Adapter
The Aero 58A skid adapter (fig. 9-31) has a front
and rear section. These sections are similar in design.
The primary difference is the basethe front section
has a 10-inch base and the rear section has a 15-inch
base. These front and rear sections fit on the rails of the
skid. Each adapter section has two removable rubber
rollers supporting the weapon. These rollers are
adjustable from one to six positions to accommodate
weapons of different diameters. Nylon straps hold the
weapon in place.
One set of Aero 58A skid adapters has an SWL of
5,000 pounds. It holds a single weapon up to 30.5
inches in diameter. This adapter can also be used with
the MHU-125/E platform skid and MHU-126/M
ADU-483/E SKID ADAPTER ASSEMBLY.
The ADU-483/E skid adapter assembly (fig. 9-32)
consists of one steel upper-frame section with two
removable rubber rollers and a nylon tie-down strap
with a buckle. A quick-release pin is used to attach and
secure the two adapter assemblies together at the top.
This forms a complete load-bearing assembly that
supports two cylindrical weapons side by side. The
position of the outboard roller is fixed. The inboard
roller can be positioned in either of two positions to
hold weapons of different diameters.
The ADU-483/E skid adapter assembly is used in
pairs with the Aero 58A skid adapters. When mounted
on the top of two Aero 58A skid adapters (front and
ADU-483/E skid adapter assembly supports two
weapons from 9 to 16 inches in diameter. Two pairs
(total four) of the ADU-483/E skid adapters have an
SWL of 4,000 pounds. When the skid adapter
Figure 9-31.Aero 58A skid adapter mounted on an MHU-191/M munitions transporter.