LOADING BMPM ONTO FLATCAR
Always use a ground guide when operating machine up or down ramps (FM 21-60). Failure
to comply may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Operating the BMPM exposes personnel to a high noise level. While operating or working
within 37 feet (ft) (11 meters (m)) of a running BMPM wear hearing protection. Failure to
comply may cause hearing loss.
Drive with extreme caution, at low speed. Be sure area surrounding BMPM is clear of
personnel and objects before moving the unit, opening hopper wings, lowering screed, or
deploying screed extensions. Sound unit horn before moving unit from stopped position. Turn
on beacon when unit is in motion. Failure to comply may cause injury or death to personnel
or damage to equipment.
Exhaust discharge contains deadly gases, including carbon monoxide. Do not operate BMPM
in an enclosed area unless the exhaust discharge is properly vented. Failure to comply may
cause injury or death to personnel.
2. Ensure guide posts (Figure 1, Item 2) are pointing to the rear of the BMPM.
3. Attach two ratchet straps (Figure 1, Item 1) through hopper wing strap points (Figure 1, Item 2).
BMPM must be loaded screed first to prevent damage. Failure to comply may cause damage
To prevent an excessive jolt to the BMPM and undercarriage, reduce traveling speeds to a
minimum before the tracks come in contact with loading ramps or an abrupt change in the
surface. If rough terrain or bumps are encountered, the track sprocket or other components
may be damaged because of the excessive jolt. Failure to comply may cause damage to
4. Engage joysticks slightly so BMPM moves very slowly (WP 0006) using ground guide assistance (FM 21-60).