AIR TRANSPORT BY C-5 AND C-17 AIRCRAFT
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Introduction, Load Machine, Unload Machine
MOS 21E, Heavy Construction Equipment Opera-
This work package describes how to load and unload machine into C-5 and C-17 aircraft.
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.
· Stand clear of frame articulation area when machine is operating. There is no clearance for personnel in this
area when machine turns. Crushing could occur, resulting in injury or death to personnel.
Throughout procedure, be aware of potential hazards from frame articulation area. Stand clear of frame articulation area
when machine is operating.