Stowing the Far Bank Support and Tail lift
TAIL LIFT OPERATION. THE TAIL LIFT IS DESIGNED TO CARRY A MAXIMUM OF FOUR
PERSONS (500KG (1102.31LBS)). DO NOT OVERLOAD THE TAIL LIFT OR PERSONS COULD
BE KILLED OR INJURED AND THE TAIL LIFT DAMAGED IN THE EVENT OF A FAILURE.
CRUSH INJURY. RAISING THE TAIL LIFT WITH THE GUARD RAILS ERECTED MAY CAUSE A
TRAPPING HAZARD. KEEP ALL LIMBS CLEAR DURING TAIL LIFT MOVEMENT.
The tail lift is designed to carry a maximum of four persons (500kg (1102.31lbs)). Do not
overload the tail lift. The tail lift will be damaged in the event of a failure.
Remove the stepladder and crane spreader pads (if fitted) and temporarily stow next to
the vehicle. Slide the two extension pieces on either side of the platform into the folding
sections of the tail lift.
Fold the two sections of the tail lift platform using the straps provided and lock in position.
On the tail lift pendant, operate the LIFT DOWN switch to lower the tail lift platform.
Position the tail lift platform conveniently to support the weight of the far bank support
Pull back the spring-loaded retaining clips and disconnect the bearing pads from the far
bank support. Place bearing pads close by, and out of the way of personnel.
Operate the LIFT UP switch until the tail lift structure supports the far bank support
ensuring that the far bank support locates in the stirrups on the tail lift.
Step onto the tail lift, remove the pin clip and retract the shootbolt securing it in the
Operate the LIFT UP switch until the tail lift platform compresses the far bank support and
the retracted position locking holes are aligned.
Insert the shootbolt in the far bank support at its retracted position and lock in place with
the pin clip.
On the tail lift pendant, operate the LIFT DOWN switch until the tail lift platform is at
ground level and its support of the far bank support is removed.
Stow the far bank support bearing pads to the far bank support, one at the back and one
at the front stowage positions.
Using two personnel push the far bank support into its stowed position and install the
transportation straps on the far bank support and secure it in its stowed position on the
launch vehicle (LV).
Recover the tail lift guardrails and locate them in their stowed position in basket LVT and
on flatrack LVT.