end extrusion lift, insert a block under each
(5) Back up the forklift and pull the shelter
comer, and lower. Repeat for the other end.
from the container to a point where the shelter
(4) Place a spacer (fig. 4) across the base of the
remains about afoot or two into the container.
tines on each forklift. From the side, place the first
(6) Position the second forklift at the side,
forklift tines fully under the skid runners observ-
observing the center of gravity, and place its' tines
ing the center of gravity conditions. Pick up the
fully under the shelter skid runners.
shelter and position it behind the container (fig.
(7) The side forklift accepts the shelter load
11). The skids shall just clear the container floor
and raises it so the shelter skids are just off the
and the shelter sides shall be equally spaced from
the container walls.
(8) Drive the tractor-trailer straight away to
(5) Back up the tractor-trailer so the container
remove the shelter from the container.
(9) Unchain the end forklift and back it away.
(6) Position the second forklift at the end and
(10) The second forklift lowers the shelter and
place its tines under the shelter but over the first
moves it away.
forklift tines. With the forklift mast tipped slightly
(11) Finally, place the shelter on a set of blocks
forward move forward until the spacer on the base
thus freeing the forklift and completing the
of the tines is bottomed out between the mast and
(12) The blocks may be removed by the method
(7) The second forklift accepts the shelter load
of paragraph 3a(3) or the shelter may remain on
at the extrusion so the first forklift can be
them if enough sets are available.
(8) The second forklift makes any height
Do not remove the guide rails because
corrections necessary, (fig. 13) and then pushes the
they are needed to remove the middle and
shelter into the container as far as it can.
(9) The second forklift transfers its shelter load
Unloading the Middle and Last Shelters.
completely to the container and backs away.
(1) Remove the chocks in turn.
(10) Remove the spacer from the tines of one
(2) Attach the chain to the shelter towing eyes
forklift so it can slip on the ram weldment (fig. 8).
and the forklift and pull the shelter to the
The ram cross member is held against the
container doorway. The shelter can stick out of the
extrusion. The 18-foot long timber is engaged in
container about one foot.
the sockets and the shelter pushed down into the
(3) Continue starting with paragraph 3b(2).
container. The sleeve and the 12-foot timber are
d. Material Removal. The guide rails and header
added and the shelter is pushed against the header
are to be removed if the container is no longer
going to be used to transport shelters and is going
(11) Remove the ram and replace the spacer on
to be returned to its owner.
(12) Nail at least two chocks (fig. 6) to the floor
4. Alternate Roadway Unloading Method. a. Proceed
up against the extrusion.
to the point where the shelter is supported by the
(13) In the same manner, the middle and end
container and forklift (para 3b(1) through (5)).
shelter are placed in the container.
b. Position the second forklift at the side so that
(14) The last set of chocks may have to be
its tines are symmetrical about a line 72 inches
nailed to the guide rails because the container may
from the container end.
have a steel sill. It maybe necessary to tailor the
c. Place the second forklift tines fully under and
chocks to fit. A header may be used instead of
contacting the skid runners where it can accept
some of the load. Tip the mast backwards slightly if
d. Back up the end forklift thereby pulling the
shelter out of the container, sliding it over the side
(1) Remove the end shelter blocking.
forklift tines until it drops onto the tines.
(2) Place the tines of the first forklift under the
e. At this point continue, starting with para-
shelter as far as possible as it sets in the container.
(3) Place the hooks of the chain (fig. 9) into the
5. Dock Loading and Unloading. It is assumed that
shelter towing eyes. Attach the other end of the
the dock is of sufflcient size for loading and
chain to a forklift so the chain will exert an equal
u n l o a d i n g the shelters. The minimum width
force to each towing eye with a minimum of slack.
required for one method is estimated at 36 feet (3
(4) Tip the mast slightly forward and raise it
feet for the ramp, 12 feet for the shelter, 20 feet for
until the tines contact the extrusion and begins to
the forklift and tines, and 1 foot for the forklift to
lift the shelter.