maneuver in). Other loading methods require less
(4) Tip the forklift mast slightly forward and
width. If the dock is slightly higher than the
place the tines underneath the shelter and push it
container floor, then wood can be put under the
up the ramp.
trailer wheels to achieve flushness. If this cannot
(S) Once the shelter has entered the container,
be done or is impractical because the dock is too
raise the tines to keep the shelter level so it can be
high, then the dock method cannot be used. Where
pushed in until the forklift wheels contact the
the dock has an adjustable ramp, care must be
exercised that the resulting angles do not cause
ramp. Remove the forklift leaving the shelter in
the shelter roof to hit the container doorway lintel
(6) Continue starting with paragraph 3a(10).
a. Flush Loading. The blocking in the container
d. Flush Unloading. Generally it is best to have
is prepared as previously described. (See fig. 2.) In
the container on the tractor-trailer in-line and
the case where the dock and container floor are
backed up to the dock. Remove the blocking in turn
flush a shelter can be lined up and slid in by being
as required. When the dock and the container floor
pushed by the forklift (tines underneath, mast
are flush attach the chain between the shelter and
tipped forward). Once a shelter is in, continue
forklift and slide the shelter directly out of the
starting with paragraph 3 a(10).
container. Once on the dock the shelter can be put
b. Over the Edge Loading. This method can be
onto a set of blocks and be relocated.
used when the container floor is 4 inches to 18
inches above the dock.
e. Over the Edge Unloading. This method is
(1) Place the shelter on a set of blocks.
suitable when the container floor is 4 inches to 18
inches above the dock.
(2) Spot the container on the tractor-trailer
in-line perpendicular to the dock and about three
(1) Remove the blocking at the end.
(2) Attach the chain to the shelter and forklift
feet from it.
(3) Pick the shelter up from the side with the
(See para 3b (3)).
tines on the runners and observing center. of
(3) Tip the mast slightly forward and lift the
(4) Pull the shelter from the container except
(4) Move the forklift so it is parallel to the dock
for afoot or two.
edge and close enough to it so the shelter
(5) Lower the forklift end onto wood such as to
overhangs it by about two feet and is opposite the
maintain the shelter level.
(6) Remove the chains.
(5) Move the container back until it is a few
('7) Position the forklift at the shelter side,
observing the center of gravity, and lift the shelter
(6) Position the shelter accurately with respect
off the wood and the container.
to the container. The skids (fig. 11) are just to clear
(8) Move the tractor-trailer squarely away
to the container floor.
from the dock.
(7) Back the container up to the dock envelop
ing the shelter.
(9) The shelter, free from the container, can
now be relocated as required.
(8) Lower the shelter onto the container floor
and wood on the dock maintaining the shelter
(10) In the same manner remove the other two
shelters after pulling each to the doorway.
f. Down the Ramp Urloading. Use the ramp to
(9) Reposition the forklift at the shelter end
having its tines underneath and the mast tipped
remove shelters when the container floor is 1/2
inch to 6 inches above the dock.
(10) Pick the shelter up off the blocks at the
(1) Back the tractor-trailer squarely up
extrusion and push it into the container as far as
against the dock.
it will go.
(2) Remove the blocking from the end.
(11) Continue starting with paragraph 30(10).
(3) Place the ramp on the container's lip and
c. Ramp Loading. This method is suitable when
the container floor is 1/2 inch to 6 inches above the
(4) Wood blocking is required under the ramp.
(5) Tip the mast slightly forward. Place the
(1) Place the ramp (fig. 7) so it rests on the dock
tines under the shelter and having the forklift
and the lip of the container.
wheels contact the ramp.
(6) Chain the forklift to the shelter.
(2) Blocking under the ramp maybe provided if
doubts exist as to the ramp's strength.
(7) Pull the shelter from the container and
down the ramp lowering the tines to keep the
(3) Position the shelter at the bottom of the
ramp such that its walls are equally spaced from