SECURE MACHINE FOR AIR TRANSPORT AND LOAD PALLETS CONTINUED
Load the 463L cargo pallets with removed components. Pallet 2 is loaded adjacent to the vehicle on the aircraft floor and pallet
1 is loaded on the ramp (Figure 3). Secure the pallets to the aircraft.
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Remove tiedowns and unload 463L cargo pallets with stored components from aircraft and place in a staging area clear of
Remove blocking and tiedowns from machine.
Turn battery disconnect switch to ON position (WP 0004).
Check boom float valve is still in "float" position.
Check that the loader end and excavator end are set correctly (Figure 6) before moving the machine.
Always use a ground guide when operating machine up or down ramps. 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 Forward gear ONLY. Failure to follow this
warning may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Using ground guide assistance and in 1st gear forward ONLY, SLOWLY drive straight off aircraft until the rear wheels are
clear of the loading ramp, but with the backhoe s weight still supported on the dipper dolly INSIDE the airframe. As the
rear axle crests the ramp check the critical clearances above the cab roof and the top of the dipper (Figure 8, Sequence 2).
Once the rear wheels are clear of the loading ramp stop the vehicle, apply the parkbrake (WP 0004), and deactivate the
boom float valve (WP 0004) to restore hydraulic power to the boom cylinder.
Release and remove the ratchet strap between boom and dipper trolley.
10. Raise backhoe as required so that dipper arm and dolly will clear crest of aircraft ramp (WP 0004).
11. Drive the machine slowly forward, checking clearance between top of dipper and aircraft, until clear of the aircraft.
12. Park machine in staging area clear of aircraft (WP 0005) backhoe may now be retracted if required.
END OF TASK