2-30. OPERATION OF BRIDGE TRANSPORTING TRUCK
a. General. The bridge transporting truck M821 is a stake body type truck designed to
carry bridge building equipment. The truck stake racks can be removed when extra wide
loads are to be carried. To assist with manual loading or unloading, the M821 truck has a
roller at the rear of the truck body and a snatch block at the front of the truck body. The
M821 also has two hand-operated winches on the left side and two on the rear end to
secure loads to the truck.
(1) To install ladders:
(a) Remove snap hook (10), lift latch (6), and turn left 90 degrees.
(b) Open door (7) and remove two ladders (9).
(c) Position ladders (9) on right and left rear hangers (8).
(d) Close and secure stowage compartment door (7).
Refer to the applicable technical manual for the bridge to be
loaded, for information on parts to be loaded, order of loading,
and placing of parts on the truck.
If an oversize load is to be carried, or if the truck side racks get
in the way when loading, remove as many side racks as