CBPS Striking Procedures - Continued.
To avoid damage to ABS, only pull on loops.
(10) Grip ABS (1, figure 2-54) and fold passenger side of ABS into one third.
(11) Grip ABS (1) and fold driver side of ABS into one third.
When folded, ABS should not extend beyond anchor tube (5, figure 2-55).
(12) Walk on ABS to remove as much air as possible.
(13) Push ABS up against tailgate.
(14) Fasten retention strap (4, figure 2-55).
(15) Verify anchor tube (5) is in lower transport cover (1). Ensure both eye bolts are outside lower
transport cover (1). Pull lower transport cover (1) away from tailgate (6).
ABS is extremely heavy. To prevent injury to personnel, two or more people are required to
If time/mission conditions permit, roll ABS, unroll it, then roll it again in order to remove
any remaining air and make a tighter bundle.
(16) Fully extend lower transport cover (1) with block and tackle assembly (2) under ABS (3).
(17) Roll ABS (3) toward LMS. Apply body weight to ABS (3) as you roll it to help trapped air to
escape while rolling.
(18) Roll ABS (3) onto lower transport cover (1).
Wear gloves when lowering ABS to ground to protect hands from injury. Do not wrap rope
To prevent damage to equipment, ensure tailgate is fully raised to avoid contact with HMT
Make sure block and tackle assemblies are straight with no twists or kinks.
(19) Using block and tackle assembly (2), raise tailgate (6) partially to lift it off ground cloth (7), fold
ground cloth (7) in same manner as ABS (3), and place on top of ABS (3).
(20) Raise tailgate (6) into transit position and secure safety cable (8). Pull lower transport cover (1)
away from tailgate (6) to exhaust excess air. Make sure straps of upper transport cover (9) are
not trapped behind rolled ABS (3).
(21) Coil rope and insert rope into roll of ABS (3).
(22) Secure sides of ABS (3) with three side and three bottom strap buckles (10).
(23) Secure upper transport cover (9) with four strap buckles (11).