Retracting the Slide Frame
Refer to Figure 3. 19. At the interface cabinet, press and hold the RELAX button.
Release the RELAX button when the shootbolt holes in the relax mechanism are aligned.
Engage the relax mechanism shootbolts.
Make sure the PIN OUT caption on the
interface cabinet extinguishes.
Dismantle the tail lift guard rails and store them in basket BII on flatrack LVT. Push in the
tail lift extension pieces and fold the tail lift platform extensions to their stowed
Stow the tilt rollers as described in Section 3.6.1.
Refer to Para 3.5.6 and stow the walkway decking panels in the center of the chassis well
and under the launch frame, securing as necessary.
Retract the A-frame access ladders, remove the safety rail and fold the A-frame platform
extension pieces. Place the safety rails in their stowage place on the removable walkway
decking panels located under the launch frame, secure with transport straps. Rotate the
A-frame extension walkways vertically and lock in position with pin clips. Secure the
ladders with webbing straps.
OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT POWERED BY HYDRAULIC
PRESSURE IS HAZARDOUS. KEEP CLEAR OF MOVING PARTS.
EXPOSURE TO HYDRAULIC FLUID UNDER PRESSURE IS
HAZARDOUS. IN THE EVENT OF A HOSE OR COMPONENT FAILURE, REMOVE ALL FLUID
CONTAMINATION FROM THE SKIN AND EYES WITH CLEAN WATER AND SEEK MEDICAL
On the tail lift pendant, operate the LIFT UP switch to raise the tail lift until the tail lift
platform height is sufficient to pass through the space between the top of the home bank
ramp module and the underside of the lower transverse beam of the A-frame.
Operate both A-frame stabilizer leg extend controls together. Make sure the stabilizer leg
hydraulic cylinders operate to extend the legs. Release the controls when the stabilizer
cylinders extend the legs to position the slide frame at its maximum height.
Remove the stabilizer locking pins from their current position and re-insert in the
maximum achievable hole of each leg.
Lower the A-frame until it locates on the two locking pins.
Stow the tail lift controller on the tail lift and ensure the umbilical cable is secured so that it
will not drag along the ground during vehicle movement.
Set the 4-position mode selector rotary switch to position 3.
Make sure the PTO
disengages and the engine rpm reduces to idle.
Remove the chocks (and ladder if fitted) from the launch vehicle front axle wheels.