This work package describes how to load and unload the machine on a flatcar for rail transport within the Continental
United States (CONUS), Canada, and Mexico. The machine is most often loaded/unloaded on a rail flatcar using drive-on/
drive-off procedures at the railhead.
CONUS rail transport is governed by Association of American Railroads (AAR) regulations. CONUS rail transport
requires no disassembly.
Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) rail transport is governed by Gabarit International de Chargement (GIC)
regulations. OCONUS rail transport requires no disassembly.
Before transporting machine, check with proper authorities to obtain any necessary permits.
Ensure cooling system of machine has proper antifreeze protection if being transported to a colder climate (WP 0017).
Safest rail transport is with fuel tank as close to empty as possible. Rail transport with fuel tank more than three-quarters
full is prohibited.
The spare-wheel and carrier are loaded and secured in the front bucket.
Stand clear of loader/backhoe attachment 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
Throughout procedure, be aware of potential hazards from loader/backhoe attachment areas. Stand clear of attachments
area when machine is operating.
Ground guide assistance is mandatory when driving machine on or off flatcar.