Loading the Boat and Boat Cradle. To load the boat cradle with 27-foot boat on it onto the tactical floating bridge
transporter form a hardstand, use the rear winch and boom on the transporter and proceed as follows:
Remove the anchor snatch block (fig. 2-2) from the transporter boom.
Install the left and right inboard roller assemblies on the rear support of the transporter, as shown in figure 2-
3, so that the rollers are positioned at the bases of boom legs.
Make sure the inboard roller assemblies are swung upward until a travel is stopped by the seating of the
cradle stop bracket against the inclined surface on the tansporter boom. The correct position is shown in figure 2-4.
Tighten the roller bracket bolts to secure the roller assemblies in the correct position.
Place the transporter into a loadposition.
(a) Start the transporter (refer to TM 9-2320-260-10).
(b) Use an assistant to guide the driver and back the transporter into position so that the rear support is
about one foot in front of the forward (dolly) end of the boat cradle. Make sure that the boat cradle side beams are in line
with the inboard rollers on the transporter rear support.
(c) When positioned, depress the clutch pedal, place the transmission shift lever in the neutral position,
engage the parking brake, engage the power take-off control lever for the hydraulic pump by pushing the lever down and
release the clutch pedal.
(d) Set the hand throttle so that the transporter engine operates at 1,700 RPM.
(e) Take your position as driver/operator at the hydraulic controls located on the left side behind the cab
and station an assistant near the latch block of the boat cradle.
Engage the hydraulic control lever to disengage the forward tie down pin (fig. 2-4) and push the
hydraulic winch control to pay out enough slack in the boom cable so that the hook reaches the ground.
(g) Push the hydraulic boom elevation control (outside lever) to raise the boom. Raise the boom until it
passes slightly beyond vertical, so that the cable will clear the rear support. Pay out the boom cable until there is about
three feet of slack on the ground.
Lift the latch hook on the boat cradle and secure it in the unlatched position. Remove the retainer (9, fig. 2-
5) from the screw (10), and remove the screw (10) and latch block (11).
Place the boom cable on the sheave, thread it through the hole in the front beam of the dolly, and engage
the cable hook in the eye on top of the dolly base.
Reinstall the latch block (11), retaining screw (10), and retainer (9), so that the boom cable runs between the
latch block and the sheave (7). Release and relatch the latch hook (18).
Pull the winch control lever to rewind the boom cable. Lift the dolly end of the boat cradle until the forward
cradle stop pins will clear the stop brackets on the rear support inboard rollers.
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