INNER PONTON AND OUTER PONTON SEPARATION (Contd)
CONNECTING INNER PONTONS
All personnel must stand clear during lifting operations. Ensure
ponton foldlocks and travel latch are in good mechanical condition
and securely locked prior to lifting bay. Failure to comply may
result in damage to equipment or injury to personnel.
Ensure the two long chains of the IRB hoisting gear are connected
to the load receiving pins so pontons will hang level during
Attach lifting device and IRB hoisting gear to outer ponton (1), and lift outer ponton (1) and inner
ponton (3) off dunnage and place in vertical position on dunnage next to other half of bay.
Apply a light coat of grease to shims and shafts of bellcranks prior
Using lifting device, move inner pontons (3) together until hinges (14) and (16) are aligned, then
lock two travel latches (19) on inner pontons (3).
Position two shims (13) between hinges (14) and (16) and push shaft of bellcrank (15) halfway in.
Position collar (8) over shaft of bellcrank (15) and push bellcrank (15) all the way in.
Install collar (8) on bellcrank (15) with screw (9) and new locknut (18).
Install connecting links (4) on inner ponton brackets (10) with two screws (11) and new
Connect cover (5) to shaft of bellcrank (15) with two washers (6), pin (17), and two new
cotter pins (7).
Repeat steps 3 through 7 to install bellcrank (15) at opposite end of bay.
Install cable assembly (WP 0040 00).
Load interior bay on transporter (TM 5-5420-278-10).