RAIL TIEDOWN PROCEDURES ON A DODX RAIL CAR
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
966H with Broom Attachment and Fork Carriage/5-Yard Bucket
Tools and Special Tools
MOS 21E, Heavy Construction Equipment Opera-
1/2-in. wire steel cables (3)
1/2-in. cable clamps (AR)
3/4-in. sheet of plywood
Tiedown chains (AR)
966H WITH BROOM ATTACHMENT AND FORK CARRIAGE/5-YARD BUCKET
Attach the forklift kit for the 966H in accordance with instructions in WP 0005 00. Engage the 5-yard bucket (rock/util-
ity) with the forks fully spread and the bucket centered on the fork carriage.
Drive the assemblage onto the rail car or load from the side of the car, depending on mission requirements.
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The bucket/fork carriage assembly may be transported laterally or longitudinally on the rail car.
Disconnect the fork carriage from the 966H Wheel Loader. Place a 1/2-in. wire steel cable around bucket and pass the
cable through the carriage above the lower crossmember (Figure 1) and underneath the bucket. Pull the ends of the cable
tight and secure the ends of the cable together with a minimum of four 1/2-in. cable clamps. This keeps the fork carriage
and bucket together as a package for shipment.
Place a 1/2-in. wire steel cable through the fork carriage tiedown and through the upper guard for the bucket, pull tight,
and secure with four cable clamps. Repeat the procedure on the other side of the bucket. This holds the top of the bucket
and forklift carriage together for shipment (Figure 1).
Secure one each rail tiedown chain to the carriage tiedown provisions and the bucket tiedown provisions. Maintain a 45-
degree angle on the chain tiedowns (Figure 1).
Attach the broom attachment to the 966H Wheel Loader in accordance with instructions in WP 0005 00.
Drive the 966H with broom attachment onto the rail car. Center the assemblage on the rail car and secure two each rail
car tiedowns to each of the front and rear tiedown provisions for a total of eight tiedowns (Figures 2 and 3).