d. Loading/Unloading the Scissored Bridge to/from a Lowbed Semitrailer using a Second
Launched Bridge as a Ramp - CONT
(b) Drive the launcher up onto the second bridge and position it in the same location as for the
(c) Raise the tongue into position for engaging the lifting diaphragm of the bridge.
(d) Mate the tongue to the launching diaphragm on the bridge, ensuring that the pintles of the
tongue are fully seated.
A crewman will need to assist in lining up the pintle pins for engagement of the launching
diaphragm. Once engaged, the crewman will need to connect the two hydraulic lines
located on top of the diaphragm plate.
(e) With the bridge hooked up to the launcher, proceed to retrieve (unload) the bridge from the
(f) Remove and stow the tiedown holding the bridge to the trailer.
(g) Manipulate both launcher cylinder levers (#l, the overhead cylinder, and #2, the tongue cylinder)
in unison during the
operation, to equalize the bridge load on the trailer.
Coordinating the movement of these two cylinders lessens the pressure on the trailer and
reduces the chance for blowing out trailer tires.
(h) Continue to retrieve the folded bridge folded back onto the launcher into its travel position.
(i) With the bridge seated on the launcher, ensure that it is secured in position with the hold down
chains for transport.
(j) Remove and stow the chain holding the bridge's tierods together with the BII on the launcher
(k) Remove and stow the two timbers from the trailer bed and the wheel chock blocks prior to
moving the trailer.
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