LONGITUDINAL RAFTING PROCEDURE (Contd)
The shore ramp bay should be let down additionally
and pressed to the shore prior to unloading vehicles
w. Lower ramp bay (3) at shore end by opening both pump access covers (2) and
setting pump control valve levers (4) to DOWN position. Once lowered to
ground, pump each pump 12 times (25 times if using only one pump).
Failure to set both pump control levers in the TRANSPORT/
CROSSING position prior to unloading traffic may result in
damage to ramp bay pumps and cylinders.
Ensure both BEBs push raft assembly against shore during loading
and offloading of traffic or damage to equipment may result.
x. Set both control valve levers (4) to TRANSPORT/CROSSING position and
close pump access covers (2).
y. Lower two ramp plates (1) on ramp bay (3) as necessary, and unload traffic
from raft assembly.