Wooden Shipping Crate
Typical Shipping Container
4. Unwrap and inspect the enclosed equipment for damage incurred during shipment.
5. Check the equipment against the packing list to verify completeness. Report all discrepancies in
accordance with DA PAM 738-750.
6. Verify that equipment removed from the shipping container has not been modified.
7. Remove all protective compounds such as wax paper, waterproof tape, and barrier material. Remove
preservatives and greases from unpainted, threaded, or exposed surfaces.
8. Unpacking the 50K tank:
A minimum of two personnel is required to unfold and position the ground
cloth. Lifting or unfolding heavy equipment without assistance can cause
serious injury to personnel and damage to equipment.
The ground cloth is normally provided in a different type of container than the
water tank. This container is not shipped with the water tank.
a. Remove lag bolts from lid of ground cloth crate. Lift crate lid and remove ground cloth bundle.
b. Position ground cloth bundle at desired installation site. Remove ties from ground cloth bundle
and center the ground cloth over the site. Unfold ground cloth over installation site and smooth
out creases and wrinkles.
c. Place the tank crate near the lower end of the prepared installation site with suitable means, such
as a forklift or other lifting device. If the site is sloping, the crate should be placed at the lower
end of the slope.
d. Remove lag bolts and other fasteners from the top and bottom of crate sides.
e. Lift off crate lid. Remove accessories, lifting straps, repair kit, packing list, etc., and place them
on the side.
Repair items and Packing