ROADING MACHINE (SELF-DEPLOYMENT)
This work package describes how to prepare the HMEE-I for self-deployment road transportation. Once configured as detailed
below, the HMEE-I is capable of negotiating a crest angle of 25 degrees, achieve highway convoy speeds (max. 54 mph [87
kph]) and is capable of hard bottom fording to a depth of 40 in. (1.02 m) (including wake).
CONFIGURE FOR SELF-DEPLOYMENT
Check with proper authorities to obtain any necessary permits or licenses.
Perform Before operation Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (WP 0016 and WP 0017).
Ensure tires are inflated to correct pressure:
a. Front: 102 psi (703 kPa)
b. Rear: 102 psi (703 kPa)
Load the spare wheel carrier into the front bucket and secure as detailed in WP 0022.
Raise the front loader arms and install two front bucket loader arm cylinder travel struts as detailed in WP 0021.
Angle the front bucket and install the front bucket crowd cylinder travel strut as detailed in WP 0021.
Remove the headlamps from their off road position on the cab A-posts and fit to the front bucket brackets (ensure the
combined headlamp/blackout lamp assembly is fitted to the correct side of the machine) and connect up the wiring har-
Position the backhoe in the travel position. Engage the boom lock and swing lock (WP 0005).