1-11. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
d. Major External Components of M1088 Tractors.
Figure 1-15. M1088 Tractor Components Location
(1) FIFTH WHEEL. A pivoting plate with locking jaws for connecting the M1088 vehicle
to a trailer equipped with a kingpin-type hitch. The fifth wheel allows the M1088
vehicle to rotate approximately 180 degrees around the trailer kingpin.
(2) APPROACH RAMPS. The approach ramps raise the front end of a trailer to guide
the trailer kingpin into the fifth wheel.