Secure the crane spreader pads and the stepladder with the over center buckle straps on
the tail lift. Ensure that the buckle on the strap is located on the side of the load to
prevent contact with the far bank support hydraulic pipes.
Tail lift pendant
On the tail lift pendant, operate the SWING UP/DOWN switches to move the tail lift
hydraulic cylinders until they are fully extended and the far bank support is supported by
the tail lift.
It may be necessary to adjust the tail lift to the transport position by further operation of the
TILT UP, TILT DOWN, LIFT UP or LIFT DOWN switches.
Disconnect the tail lift umbilical cable from the launch vehicle connection point. Fit dust
covers to the electrical connections at the umbilical cable end and the launch vehicle.
Coil the tail lift umbilical cable and return the cable and the tail lift pendant to their
Install the two transportation-securing straps from the launch vehicle to the tail lift and
tighten. Ensure that the anti chafe sliding covers (1) are positioned where the strap
passes through the bracket (2) on the A-frame lower cross member.