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PREPARATION FOR NORMAL TRANSPORT
Perform the following tasks if the M9 will be transported by any means other than C-130 or C-141
aircraft. If the M9 is to be transported by C-130 or C-141 aircraft, refer to TM 55-2350-262-14, Chapter 4.
Remove apron and dozer extensions (p 4-260) and stow in bowl.
Remove and stow antenna (TM 11-5820-401-10-1).
Install lower apron lockpins (TM 5-2350-262-10).
Start vehicle engine (TM 5-2350-262-10).
Load vehicle onto transporting vehicle (TM 55-2350-262-14, Chapters 5 through 7).
Vehicle will be shipped with SPRUNG/UNSPRUNG lever (1) in UNSPRUNG position. Lower apron (2) (TM
5-2350-262-10) until it touches transporting vehicle platform.
Shut off vehicle engine (TM 5-2350-262-10). Relieve hydraulic pressure (p 3-82). Leave SPRUNG/
UNSPRUNG control lever (1) in UNSPRUNG position.
Close and secure operators hatch cover (TM 5-2350-262-10).
Take measurements from tiedown points (3) to transporting vehicle platform. Measure again after 10
minutes to ensure that all hydraulic fluid has leaked from rear actuators to main hydraulic tank.
Inspect vehicle to ensure that it rests on rear bump stops (4). Install blocks (5) and attach tiedowns at
tiedown points (3).