FREE LAUNCH OF BAY
A free launch is performed where launch site conditions
allow the bay to be rolled off the transporter and
plunged directly into the water where it automatically
unfolds. Ensure launch site requirements are met or
damage to equipment may result.
Assistant will act as a ground guide when maneuvering
CBT and during operation of the LHS. Failure to
comply may result in damage to equipment.
During all transporter operations, the CBT operator
will drive and be responsible for the operation of the
LHS via the cab control box or remote control unit. The
assistant will act as a ground guide, be responsible for
directing the operator using hand signals, and assist
the operator as needed.
a. Ensure launch site conditions exist for a free launch of bay. (Refer to
WP 0019 00, Launch Condition Requirements.) If launch site conditions do
not meet requirements for a free launch, refer to Controlled Launch of Bay
(WP 0025 00) or High-Bank Launch of Bay (WP 0026 00.)
Do not move TRANSFER CASE shift lever when
transmission is in gear, and do not move TRANSFER
CASE shift lever or TRACTION CONTROL lever while
vehicle is moving or damage to drive line will result.
After traction control is engaged, move vehicle forward
to allow shift collars to fully engage.
b. Move TRANSFER CASE shift lever (4) to L (LO) and TRACTION CONTROL
lever (3) to INTER-AXLE DIFF. LOCK. TRACTION CONTROL indicator (2)
will light up.
c. Back up CBT on river bank approximately 15 ft (4.6 m) from water, then
apply service brake (6), move transmission selector lever (5) to N (neutral),
and pull PARKING BRAKE control (1) out.