CONTROLLED LAUNCH OF BAY
A controlled launch is performed where site conditions
require the bay to be slowly lowered into shallow water,
with the transporter's LHS and BAP winch, and then
unfolded by manually releasing the bay's travel latch
with a lanyard. Ensure launch site conditions 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 controlled launch of bay (refer to
WP 0019 00, Launch Condition Requirements). If launch site conditions do
not meet requirements for a controlled launch, refer to High-bank Launch of
Bay (WP 0026 00) or Operation Under Unusual Conditions (WP 0045 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.