Use the hook at the farthest end from the
turnbuckle, and hook each end of the sling assemblies
to a tiedown eye of the assemblage.
Secure the sling hooks to the tiedown ring
(see fig. 4-2).
Do not overtighten the
turnbuckles will tear the lifting
eye assemblies from the shelter.
Tighten all turnbuckles evenly by hand;
then turn each turnbuckle an additional one-half turn
with a bar or rod inserted in the turnbuckle slot.
Insert the appropriate size skid wooden
blocks between the shelter skids and the sides of the
truck bed to prevent movement and strain on the sling
Insert appropriately sized wooden blocks
between the shelter skids and the cab wall of the truck
bed to protect the towing eyes of the shelter and the cab
wall of the truck bed.
4-4. Reinstallation After Movement.
After arrival at the new worksite, a certain amount
of assembly will be required. The degree of assembly
will depend to a great extent on the distance travelled
and the time spent in transit. Analysis of the individual
situation should determine the extent to which the
following procedures will be followed:
Unloading After Movement. If it is desired to
set up the shelter on the ground, proceed as follows:
Select a site where the ground is firm and
dry and has good drainage.
Level the ground on which the shelter will
be placed, and position enough concrete blocks or
wooden beams on the. leveled spot to support the
Remove the wooden blocks installed
between the shelter and the sides and front of the truck
remove sling hooks from truck and shelter tiedown rings.
Install the lifting ring on the sling hooks to
form the sling assembly.
Install sling assembly as shown in figure
41, ensuring that the turnbuckle ends of the sling cables
are connected to the lifting eyes.
Tie a 1/2-inch rope at least 15 feet (4.6
meters) long to each rear shelter towing eye.
Position a man on each rope to assist in
positioning the shelter during the lifting operation.
Lower truck tailgate.
To avoid injury to personnel and
damage to equipment, permit only
engaged in the lifting operation to
be near the vehicle and the lifting
device. Also, all instructions
relative to the lifting operations
Do not jerk the shelter when
lifting. A pull greater than the
actual amount required to lift the
shelter will tear the lifting eye
assemblies from the shelter.
Avoid swinging the shelter from
side to side. The additional stress
assemblies will tear the lifting eye
assemblies from the shelter.
Slowly lift the shelter with the crane or
helicopter, to a position just high enough to clear the
body of the transportation vehicle.
All personnel must remain clear of
the truck while the assemblage is
being lowered into position.
Do not bounce or jar the shelter.
Bouncing or jarring can loosen
the bond between the skin and
foam-core and reduce the rigidity
and strength of the shelter.
Move the transportation truck clear of the
area and carefully lower the shelter to the previously
prepared area of ground.
Check the level at the rear of the shelter
and at the side. Make any adjustment necessary to
level the shelter.