c. Tow the test trailer assembly and auxiliary trailer
assembly to protected area (a hangar, if available).
(Refer to paragraph 4-7.)
d. Using hydraulic jacks of adequate capacity, jack
each trailer and install wood blocks under each trailer
frame and running gear assembly. Remove the jacks.
e. If stored in an area exposed to the elements, cover
each trailer with a tarpaulin.
4-5. Extreme Cold Weather Storage.
Accomplish the procedures specified in paragraph 4-4.
Move the trailers to a hangar or other protection and
store on blocks and preserve each trailer in accordance
with existing Army regulations.
Section III. SHIPMENT AND TOWING
4-6. Preparation for Shipment.
Prepare each trailer assembly in accordance with the
procedures outlined in paragraph 4-3 and as follows:
a. Pad the glass of all instrumentation in the system
to prevent breakage.
b. For rail shipment, load each trailer assembly using
a suitable ramp.
c. After positioning each trailer, install tiedowns to the
lifting and tiedown rings and shore the units in
d. For overseas shipment, follow the existing
directives outlined by the Transportation Corps and
4-7. Towing Instructions.
Prior to moving the METS trailer assemblies, certain
preliminary procedures must be accomplished and
precautions taken to ensure that damage to the
equipment will not occur. Proceed as follows:
a. Accomplish the procedures specified in paragraph
b. Check to ensure that all servicing procedures have
been accomplished as outlined in paragraph 4-3.
c. Check to ensure that the beacon light is in the
d. Check to ensure that the shorting jumpers have
been installed on the terminals of the meters specified in
e. Visually inspect the trailer assemblies to ensure
that all cable assemblies and hose assemblies have
been stowed in the applicable storage provisions
provided on each unit.
f. Check to ensure that the water brake water supply
line has been removed from the test trailer structure and
g. Check to ensure that the manual drain valves (3,
figure 1-10) have been removed from the fuel tank as
specified in paragraph 4-3.
h. Remove and stow the two forward test trailer jacks
(113, figure 7-3) and two aft jacks (111) in the storage
provisions in the auxiliary trailer. Store the braces (101,
106) in the storage boxes.
i. Retract the two forward jacks (32, figure 7-26) on
the auxiliary trailer.
i. Remove the two aft jacks and braces (53, 47) from
the auxiliary trailer structure. Stow the aft braces and
jacks in the storage provisions in the trailer.
k. Attach the test trailer drawbar (1, figure 7-5) to the
pintle of a prime mover or tow vehicle of adequate
capacity. Attach the hooks of the safety chains (2) to
the tow vehicle.
I. If installed, disconnect the two dummy couplers
with vent (8). Connect the tow vehicle air brake system
hoses to the couplers (5) on the test trailer assembly.
m. Attach the auxiliary service cable on the aft end of
the tow vehicle to the forward connector of the running
lights inter-connecting cable assembly (24, figure 7-4) to
provide 12-volt electrical power to the test trailer light
n. Attach the auxiliary trailer drawbar (24, figure 7-28)
to the pintle of a prime mover or tow