SHIPMENT, ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE, AND DEMOLITION
TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Section I. SHIPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
d. Packing. Pack the disassembled compo-
4-1. Preparation of Equipment for Shipment
nents, basic issue items, and publications in a
a. General. Instructions for preparation of the
suitable container, and secure to the Fork Lift
Fork Lift Truck for domestic shipment are pro-
Truck. Refer to TM 38-230 for guidance in se-
vided in this paragraph. Preservation and pack-
lection, fabrication and packing of the container.
aging shall be accomplished in a sequence that
e. Marking. Mark in accordance with MIL-
will not require the operation of previously pre-
f. Loading. Load, block, and tie-down the
b. Inspeciton. Examine the Fork Lift Truck
Fork Lift Truck in accordance with carrier rules
for any unusual condition such as damage, rust-
ing, accumulation of water and /or missing com-
ponents. Make a complete inspection of the
4-2. Administrative Storage
Fork Lift Truck as outlined in the Preventive
Preparation, care, and removal of equipment in
Maintenance checks and services, paragraph 3-7.
c. Preservation. Clean, paint, preserve and
administrative storage will be in accordance with
weather-proof in accordance with applicable re-
the applicable requirements of TM 740-90-1
(Administrative Storage of Equipment).
quirements of TM 740-90-1.
Section II. DEMOLITION OF MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
(3) Hydraulic motor and traveling motor.
When capture or abandonment of the fork lift
truck to an enemy is imminent, the responsible
Note. The above steps are minimum requirements
for this method.
unit commander must make the decision either to
destroy the equipment or to render it inopera-
(4) Steering Column.
tive. Based on this decision, orders are issued
(5) Hydraulic pump.
which cover the desired extent of destruction.
Whatever method of demolition is employed, it
b. Demolition by Misuse. Pour sand in the
is essential to destroy the same vital parts of all
fork lift trucks and all corresponding repair
oil reservoir and operate the fork lift until
4-4 Demolition to Render the Fork Lift
4-5. Demolition by Explosives or Weapons
a. Demolition by Mechanical Means. Use
a. Explosives. Place as many of the following
sledge hammers. crowbars, axes, picks, or any
charges as the situation permits and detonate
other heavy tools which may be available to
them simultaneously with detonating cord and a
destroy the following:
(1) One 1/2-lb. charge on lift cylinder.