tires. The lifting mechanism, which includes a lift arm
and a mounting pin for engaging the load, is manually
operated by using a reversible, rachet-type, cranking
lever to raise or lower the lift arm assembly. A
handlebar is connected to the axle for steering the truck.
The Mk 45 Mod 2 is intended for use in lifting and
maneuvering long, heavy containers and cradles within
the weight capacity of two trucks (5,000 pounds).
These trucks are used in pairs, with one truck
positioned at each end of the container being handled.
REVIEW NUMBER 7
What type of tires should you use on the
forklift truck when using it in rough terrain?
The electric forklift truck has rigid structures,
which allow it to carry off-balance loads.
What are these structures?
What is the maximum capacity of the hand
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify trailers
used for ordnance handling to include the
small munitions, SATS rough terrain, and Aero
51C munitions trailers.
A trailer is a transport vehicle towed by another
vehicle, such as a truck or tractor. All trailers are
equipped with load-supporting bodies or frames and
with wheels for locomotion. Trailers may be divided
handling trailers, and warehouse trailers. Only trailers
within the weapon trailer category are discussed in this
TRAMAN because they directly support aircraft
weapon loading operations ashore.
A weapon trailer consists of a heavy channel or
tubular frame mounted on two axles and wheels that are
equipped with four pneumatic tires. The frame is
supported by automotive leaf-type springs. The front
axle is steerable and the rear axle is fixed. The trailer is
equipped with a tow bar or tow handle that has a towing
eye on its end. Use the towing eye to couple the trailer
to the towing vehicle. Some trailers have draw heads at
the rear to couple the towing eye of another trailer.
A weapon trailer has cradles or brackets that fit the
contours of the weapon being transported. The cradles
or brackets on the trailer can be removed or adjusted for
carrying loads of various sizes. Hold-down devices,
such as chains or straps, secure the load during
Figure 9-50.MHU-126/M small munitions trailer.