AIR TRANSPORT BY C-130
Introduction, Tools and Equipment, Configure Machine for Air Transport, Load Machine,
Secure Machine in Aircraft, Unload Machine, Return Machine to Operational Configuration
Tools and Special Tools
Basic Issue Items (BII) (Table 2, WP 0031)
MOS 2E, Heavy Construction Equipment Opera-
Lifting Equipment capable of lifting 300 lb @
MOS 62B, Construction Equipment Repairer
height of 120 in.
Oil, lubricating (Item 13, 14, 15, 16,
The procedure for air transport by C-130 is included in this manual as a reference. This does not
authorize performance by the operator. Notify Field Maintenance to perform this procedure.
This work package describes how to prepare the machine with MP bucket for air transport by C-130, how to load and
unload machine into aircraft, how to secure the machine in the aircraft for air transport, how to load air cargo pallets with
removed machine parts, and how to return machine to operational configuration after air transport.
The 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.
Due to the need to conform to the weight loading characteristics of the C-130 airframe, it is MOST
important that the machine is REVERSED into the airframe envelope. Failure to comply may result
in injury or death to personnel and damage to equipment.
Machine is loaded/unloaded using reverse on/drive off procedures.
The vehicle fuel load must be adjusted to 25% of tank capacity to meet the C-130 weight limits.