provides the C/B value in inches. This formula is
TM/GVW = C/B.
Step 14. Locate the C/B. You locate the C/B by
measuring from the RDL the number of inches
computed in step 13. At that point, create a letter T on
the side of the vehicle with masking tape. The horizontal
portion of the tape is labeled GW plus the weight. The
vertical portion of the tape is labeled C/B and is the
distance in inches measured from the RDL (fig. 4-11).
To find the C/B of a track vehicle (dozer), drive the
vehicle onto a wooden beam until it balances (fig.4-12). The
weight of a track vehicle is determined by laying wood
on top of the scales and driving the dozer onto the wood.
The sum of the weight of the scales provides the GVW.
Once all the weights have been computed, they are
marked on both sides of the vehicle and are annotated
on the manifest list. The vehicle is then staged on the
Although there are other procedures used to
compute the C/B for vehicles, the previously listed
procedures must be followed when you use the CALM
computer program currently used in the NCF.
PALLETIZED CARGO. Cargo should be palletized
on 463-L air certified pallets, as shown in figure 4-13.
Figure 4-13.463-L pallet with cargo and nets.