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TM 10-3930-664-24 1-14. SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING. a. General Safety Precautions.  Observe normal safety precautions when handling or transporting the forklift. b. Care.  Perform Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) in accordance with the procedures in paragraph 2-5.  Lubricate the forklift in accordance with Lubrication Order LO 10-3930-664-12. c. Slinging Procedures.  Lifting eyes are welded to the forklift mast (front eyes) and towbar (rear eyes) (see Figure  1-2).    Eyes  are  used  when  slinging  the  forklift  for  helicopter  transport  or  unloading  /  loading  by  crane.    Slinging cables must have a 10,000 pound lift capacity (minimum).  Sling as follows: (1) Attach 18.50 foot slinging cables to front lifting eyes.  Attach 19.75 foot cables to rear lifting eyes. (2) Tilt mast back as far as it will go. (3) Unlatch two pins that hold towbar in upright position.  Towbar is now free to rotate. (4) Place hook point over forklift center of gravity and 24 feet above ground level. (5) Take up slack and sling. d. Tiedown Procedures.  Tiedown eyes are provided for securing the forklift to the carrier vehicle (trailer, truck, railcar, etc.) (see Figure 1-2).  Front tiedown eyes restrain only aft  movement  of  the  forklift.    Front  tiedown  cables  must have a 12,000 pound restraint  capacity  (minimum).  Rear  tiedown  eyes restrain both forward  and aft movement.  Rear tiedown cables must have a 24,000 pound restraint capacity (minimum). Tiedown as follows: (1) Raise forks to enable easy access to front tiedown eyes. (2) Attach tiedown cables to front and rear tiedown eyes as required. (3) Lower forks. (4) Secure tiedown cables to carrier tiedown provisions.  If tiedown provisions are located at front of forklift, run tiedown cables through open areas of mast and secure to provisions. (5) If location of carrier tiedown provisions results in interference between cables and mast, sideshift carrier may be blocked in raised position.  Place 2x4 inch blocks or equivalent between lower crossmembers of rails  and  sideshift  carriers  on  both  left  and  right  sides.    Secure  blocks  to  rails  to  prevent  them  from dislodging during transport. 1-23

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