CONTROLLED LAUNCH OF BAY (Contd)
After water operations, transporter brakes will be wet and
will not stop vehicle as quickly as usual. Allow extra distance
for slowing and stopping transporter or damage to
equipment and possible injury or death to personnel may
The LHS MODE SELECT switch may be left at any setting
while maneuvering the transporter in the immediate loading or
unloading site, but must be in the 0 (OFF/TRANSPORT)
position prior to road travel or damage to LHS main frame and
hook arm cylinders may result. PTO ENGAGE switch and
indicator light must be off prior to road travel of damage to
equipment may result.
Boat crew will disconnect winch cable hook from lifting lug,
install pin and lanyard, and release travel latch to unfold bay.
A 1/2-in. (13-mm) diameter by 25 ft (7.6 m) rope (lanyard)
must be tied through eye of pin (refer to Item 7, WP 0070 00)
prior to inserting pin in travel latch. Use a bowline knot.
(Refer to WP 0035 00.)
v. After BEB crew disconnects cable hook (9) from lifting lug (7), apply service
brake (12), move transmission selector lever (11) to 1 (first range), push
PARKING BRAKE control (10) in, and drive transporter clear of launch area.
w. Move HIGH IDLE switch (1) to ON position.
Always wear leather gloves when handling winch cable.
Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Ensure WINCH switch is released once hook holder is seated
in saddle or damage to equipment may result.
x. While assistant maintains tension on winch cable (6), hold WINCH switch (2)
in IN position until hook holder (14) is seated in saddle (13), then release