Sec. 6-Fig. 78-C (New-10-1973)
LANDING VEHICLE, TRACKED, (LVTP-5), 60,000 LBS. TO 100,000 LBS. INCLUSIVE-HTTX TYPE OR
SIMILAR TYPE FLAT CARS
No. of Pcs.
Brake Wheel clearance. See Fig. 2, Sec. 1.
Metal cleats, pattern 75. Position and secure one metal cleat on car floor at front and rear
locations of inside edge of each crawler tread, prior to loading vehicle.
In lieu of metal cleats, preposition two wood frames of 2 in. x 6 in. x 96 in. lumber (doubled)
so as to fit against the inside edge of the crawler treads. (See Sketch I): Nail lower pieces to
car floor with 30-d nails spaced every eight inches in a staggered pattern. Nail top pieces to
lower pieces In like manner. Locate two pieces of 2 in. x 6 in. x length to fit between longi-
tudinal members. Nail lower pieces to car floor with four 30-d nails and top pieces to lower
pieces in like manner.
Chain tie-downs. 1/2 in. alloy chains with a minimum proof test of 27.500 lbs. Secure two
outboard chains and two inboard chains to the towing shackle at each end of the vehicle.
Secure one outboard chain to each mooring post at each end of the vehicle. After tie-down
chains are tensioned, they shall be hit sharply with a hammer to relieve any binding and
tie-down chains retensloned, if necessary. There must be at least one full wrap of chain
around the tensioning device drum. If turnbuckles are used as tensioning devices, they
must be equipped with lock nuts to prevent loosening.
Skid block assembly. (See Sketch 2). Each to consist of two pieces of 6 in. x 6 in. x 18 1/4 in.
hardwood, cut to fit contour of bogie wheels. with one piece each of 3 in. x 6 in. x 20 1/2 in.
hardwood fastened to the tops of the two pieces with two 40-d nails at each end. Locate
Only one vehicle can be loaded on a 60 foot HTTX car.
See General Rules 1, 2 3, 4, 5, 7, 9. 14, 15 and 19-A for further details.