AIR TRANSPORT BY C-130 AND C-141 AIRCRAFT
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Introduction, Configure Machine for Air Transport, Load Machine, Unload Machine, Return Machine to Operational
References - Continued
MOS 21E, Heavy Construction Equipment Opera-
This work package describes how to load and unload the machine with MP bucket into C-130 and C-141 aircraft for
Machine must be configured to meet air transport weight and height requirements. Machine components that exceed
these requirements must be relocated or removed prior to loading.
Machine is loaded/unloaded using drive on/drive off procedures.
The amount of fuel left in machine's fuel tank must comply with guidance from SDDC: 25% to a maximum of 75% fuel
tank capacity is allowed.
WARN I N G
Hearing protection is required if within 20 ft (6 m) of an operating machine. Hearing protection is
also required when operating without ROPS/FOPS during transport procedures. Failure to wear
hearing protection may cause hearing loss.
When operating machine without ROPS/FOPS, drive with extreme caution, at low idle, and in 1st
gear forward or reverse ONLY. Machine has no rollover/falling object protection without ROPS/
FOPS. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equip-
As part of this procedure, the ROPS/FOPS is removed from the machine. Operation of the machine without ROPS/
FOPS, to drive on and off the aircraft, is required.