E-3. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
The Roller is a standard commercial product (Caterpillar CS-433C) that has been slightly modified to provide a
roller suitable for air transportation and Low Velocity Air Drop (LVAD). As provided, the Roller also meets MIL-
STD-209H requirements for crane lift; and, helicopter, highway, rail, and marine transportation. Major
modifications to the standard machine include lift and tie points, a heavy-duty radiator top mount, CARC paint,
NATO starting receptacle, decontamination apparatus bracket, rifle bracket, keyless ignition, a removable
handrail, and a cut-out switch for the back-up alarm. The machines will be provided with a leveling blade and a
Pad Foot Shell Kit (PFSK). Some sectionalization is required for shipment in C-130 and C-141 aircraft.
E-4. MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
Highway. The Roller is not suitable for self-transportation on highways. The Roller may be towed short
distances when disabled (see KEBU6729-07 for preparation and procedures). The Roller is suitable, as provided,
for transportation on M916/M870 and M920/M870 truck/trailer combinations. Roller tiedown points are
compatible with those on the M870 trailer.
Rail. This machine is transportable by unrestricted rail on both CONUS and NATO rail systems in all
configurations and without any reduction or modification.
Oceans and Waterways.
(1) This machine can be shipped overseas in volume (unit) shipments. On-deck storage is permissible,
however, some preparation to prevent corrosion damage is required depending upon the length of time
the machine is to be exposed to marine environment (corrosive spray/atmosphere). See your local
Caterpillar Dealer if there is any question as to proper procedure.
(2) This machine is transportable on break-bulk, roll-on/roll-off, LASH, SEABEE, waterway barge or
Air. This machine is air transportable on C-130, C-141, C-5A, and C-17 aircraft. The ROPS and exhaust
stack must be removed for shipment on C-130 and C-141 aircraft. This machine is also capable of external
transport by CH-47 helicopter.