2-11. PREPARATION FOR MOVEMENT.
Before moving the bridge, routine PMCS shall be performed. If the bridge is destined for a combat zone
(and time permits) all checks and services should be performed. The bridge can be moved many ways.
The primary mode of transporting the bridge is by launcher.
Make sure hydraulic clutch pump lever #7 is disengaged before movement. Failure to
disengage can cause blown hydraulic lines or seals and other damage.
Refer to paragraph 2-1, Use of Controls and Indicators, for the operation of levers.
a. Movement of AVLB by Launcher Vehicle. The bridge can be moved to it's site by the launcher
vehicle. See FIGURE 1-1. Prior to movement, ensure a PMCS has been performed. Ensure the bridge
is properly sedated on the bridge seat by making a visual inspection. Make a visual check of the locking
plugs to ensure they are properly seated and secure. Ensure the hydraulic clutch pump lever #7 is
disengaged. Ensure tiedown chains are secure and the pins of the holddown cylinder are extended.
Perform an overall visual check of the bridge for any problem that may have not been addressed in
PMCS. The bridge is now ready to be transported.
b. Movement of AVLB by Flatbed Trailer. An assembled AVLB cannot be moved easily over
commercial routes. Loading the AVLB on the transport vehicle is addressed in paragraph 2-10, Loading
and Unloading Procedures.
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