LONGITUDINAL RAFTING PROCEDURE (Contd)
All traffic must be loaded to center of the raft assembly and
no traffic will be positioned on either ramp bay during
rafting operations. Failure to comply may result in damage
to equipment or possible injury or death to personnel.
Failure to set both pump control valve levers in the
TRANSPORT/CROSSING position prior to loading traffic
may result in damage to ramp bay pumps and cylinders.
Prior to bridge crossing or rafting, the operator must
ensure all tire chains and sharp-edged stones
protruding from tire treads are removed from vehicles.
Failure to comply may cause dents or puncture holes in
Ensure both BEBs push raft assembly against shore
during loading and offloading of traffic or damage to
equipment may result.
Rafting operations in a river crossing with more than
one raft assembly using same loading and unloading
sites will follow a figure 8 pattern.
q. Refer to WP 0042 00, table 1, and WP 0041 00, tables 1 through 3 and check
raft assembly loading capacities, then load traffic on raft assembly.
r. Raise and secure two ramp plates (13) on ramp bay (11) if used.
s. At far shore end of raft assembly (1), open both pump access covers (12), set
control valve levers (10) to UP position, and operate pumps to raise bay to
desired height. Close both access covers (12).
t. At near shore end of raft assembly (1), open both pump access covers (12), set
control valve levers (10) to UP position, and operate pumps to raise ramp
bay (11) to desired position. Close both access covers (12).