Sec. 6-Fig. 302 (Rev.-8-1972)
TRUCK, 4 X 4, EMPTY OR LOADED, 8,500 LBS. AND UNDER-BI-LEVEL CUSHIONED FLAT CAR
Item No. of Pcs.
Brake wheel clearance. See Fig. 2, Sec. 1.
4 ea. unit.
Chain tie-down device with a minimum proof test of 6,700 lbs. Attach one chain tie-down over
and around each front and rear vehicle lifting shackle. Attach hooks into an appropriately
located link of each chain. Open hooks must be secured with wire over the openings to
prevent hook from becoming disengaged from the chain link to which it is secured. Each chain
is to be adjusted to the proper tension by use of tensioning device supplied with car.
Shippers should specify cars equipped with tie-down devices in the quantities specified in Item "B," and with
decks of sufficient capacities to withstand the total load of vehicles loaded thereon.
Load binders are not to be used as tensioning devices.
Vehicles must face in the same direction and be uniformly spaced along the length of the car to allow sufficient
space at each end of the car and between the vehicles for securement. Apply tie-downs parallel to each other at
the same end of the vehicle and down from the vehicle lifting shackles to the car tie-down facility. The angle of
the tie-down must not be greater than 45 degrees.
Tie-down chains must be free from twisted or kinked links, prior to their application to the vehicles.
Hand brakes must be set.
Gear shift levers must be secured in a neutral position with wire tie.
Tie-downs must not be applied around axles.
The numbering sequence of units starts from the "B" end of the car, on any deck.
Method of loading, as shown, is applicable to other types of vehicles weighing up to 8,500 lbs. The following
vehicles in the quantity shown can be loaded on an 85 ft. or longer railcar equipped with tie-down positions
running the entire length of car located between the wheels of the vehicles:
No. Per Car
M37 & M37B1
Truck, Cargo, 4 x 4, ¾ Ton, W/W & W/OW
M201 & M201B1
Truck, Maint., 4 x 4, ¾ Ton, W/W & W/OW
Truck, Cargo, 4 x 4, 1 ¼ Ton, W/W & W/OW
See General Rules 4, 5, 7, 15, 19-A and 19-B for further details.