LOADING MACHINE ON FLATCAR
Ensure wheels of flatcar are chocked.
Start loader engine and allow to warm up (WP 0005).
Lower the suspension to the Transportation/Limp-home mode as detailed in WP 0004.
If the crest angle to be negotiated when loading the HMEE-I onto the railcar is greater that 19
degrees, then it will be necessary to raise the loader arms as the machine is being loaded to obtain
the necessary clearance.
Raise loader arm to the self-deployment position but do not install the cylinder supports (WP 0004).
Ensure the rear stabilizers (WP 0004) are fully raised.
Configure the backhoe as shown in Figure 1.
Always use a ground guide when loading machine on flatcar. Failure to use a ground guide may
cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Drive with extreme caution, at low idle, and in 1st gear forward only. Failure to follow this warning
may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
If width restrictions dictate, fold in the external rear view mirrors against the cab.
Following instructions from flatcar load master and ground guides, slowly drive straight on flatcars.
Use 1st gear only.
If necessary, and as directed by the ground guide, raise loader arm as required so that loader arm and work tool will
When passing over spanners between flatcars, maintain a constant speed. Do not jam on brakes or reverse direction.
Once machine is correctly positioned on flatcar bed, lower loader arm (WP 0004). Rest work tool on blocking.
Stand clear of loader/backhoe attachment area when machine is operating. There is no clearance for
personnel in this area when machine turns. Crushing could occur, resulting in injury or death to
10. Lower the backhoe (WP 0004). Rest work tool on blocking.
11. Place transmission in N (Neutral) and engage parking brake (WP 0004).
13. Move hydraulic control levers through all positions to relieve hydraulic system pressure in lines. Return levers to neutral