MK 3 MOD 0 PALLET
The Mk 3 Mod 0 pallet (fig. 9-3) is a steel wire
weldment. The deck is made of steel wire, formed into a
grid pattern of 2-inch squares, and is welded to the deck
supports. Nine steel deck supports are welded to the
bearing plates and to the deck. The complete pallet is
galvanized. The pallet measures 48 inches in length and
40 inches in width. It has an SWL of 4,000 pounds.
The Mk 3 Mod 0 pallet is a general-purpose,
four-way pallet used to handle unit loads aboard ship
and at shore stations. A forklift or pallet truck is used to
transport and stack loads. It is also used to hoist loads,
by using pallet slings. The Mk 3 Mod 0 pallet is used for
fleet issue unit loads.
MK 12 MOD 1 PALLET
The Mk 12 Mod 1 pallet (fig. 9-4) is a steel wire and
formed sheet steel weldment. It consists of a deck,
supports, and runners. The deck is made of steel wire
bent and assembled into a grid pattern of 2.5-inch
squares. The deck is welded to supports and runners.
Steel edge strips protect the wire endings. The pallet
measures 45.5 inches in length and 35 inches in width.
It has an SWL of 4,000 pounds.
The Mk 12 Mod 1 pallet is a four-way pallet used to
palletize weapon components and containers for
storage, handling, and shipping. This pallet is used to
transport and stack loads, by using a forklift or pallet
truck and to hoist loads by using pallet slings. The Mk
12 Mod 1 pallet is used for fleet issue unit loads.
AMMUNITION PALLET CRATE
The ammunition pallet crate (fig. 9-5) comes in
four sizes with a capacity of 4000 pounds each. It
consists of a steel four-way pallet on which steel wire
sides and ends are attached to form an open-top
container. One end of the pallet crate is removable. A
hinge is located in the center so the top half folds down
over the lower half for loading and unloading
operations. Twelve locks secure the sides and ends, and
four lifting eyes allow it to be used with hooks on
appropriate slings. The deck supports are designed for
The ammunition pallet crate is used at naval shore
activities to handle loose ammunition and inert items
during on-station handling and transportation. This
pallet is particularly useful in combatant ship loadouts
Projectiles, cartridges, and powder tanks up to 6 inches
in diameter, boxed ammunition, and various inert loads
are typical of the items handled with this pallet crate.
REVIEW NUMBER 1
For a complete listing and description of
approved handling equipment, you should
look in _____________________________.
Figure 9-3.Mk 3 Mod 0 pallet.
Figure 9-4.Mk 12 Mod 1 material handling pallet.
Figure 9-5.Ammunition pallet crate.