E-3. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
The Roller is a standard commercial product (Caterpillar CS-563D) that has been slightly modified to provide a
roller suitable for air transportation. 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, CARC paint, NATO starting receptacle, decontamination apparatus bracket, rifle
bracket, keyless ignition, and a cut-out switch for the backup alarm. The machines will be provided with a
leveling blade and a Padfoot Shell Kit (PFSK). The Roller is fully transportable in either configuration. Some
sectionalization is required for shipment in C-130 and C-141 aircraft.
E-4. MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
a. Highway. The Roller is not suitable for self-transportation on highways. The Roller may be towed short
distances when disabled (see Chapter 4 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. The leveling blade must be removed for unrestricted travel on U.S. Highways.
For unrestricted road transportation in the EC (Economic Community/Europe) the leveling blade, ROPS, and
exhaust stack must be removed.
b. Rail. This machine is transportable by rail on both CONUS and NATO rail systems. Tiedown patterns and
data are provided for shipment on general purpose cable tie cars and chain tie cars.
c. Oceans and Waterways.
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.
This machine is transportable on break-bulk, roll-on/roll-off, LASH, SEABEE, waterway barge, or
d. Air. This machine is air transportable on C-130, C-141, C-5A, and C-17 aircraft. The ROPS, leveling blade,
and exhaust stack must be removed for shipment on C-130 and C-141 aircraft.