ENSURE THAT SLINGS ARE
NOT TWISTED OR
Figure 3. 38 Method and Location
of Slinging Far Bank Ramp
It is extremely important that the two carriage parts are in line vertically and horizontally.
Failure to ensure correct alignment will result in the bottom half of the carriage becoming
jammed in the top half of the carriage when it is raised.
18.104.22.168 Make sure personnel are clear of the area. On the chest pack, move the joystick forward
to partially raise the far bank carriage beam and the bridge until slings are lightly
22.214.171.124 Adjust far bank carriage slings to ensure evenly distributed loads through both left and
right slings. Ensure that the carriage lifting slings are pushed to the outside of the
carriage to assist in a balanced lift. Ensure that lifting slings are not twisted.
The bridge may lift out of balance, due to mud or personnel on the bridge. To overcome this
situation lower the bridge and re-sling or ensure that personnel on the bridge are as close to
the centerline as possible. If the bridge still lifts out of balance, it is permissible to have
personnel on the bridge to one side or other of the centerline to assist in balancing the bridge.
126.96.36.199 Continue to slowly raise the far bank carriage and the bridge, until the shootbolts in the far
bank carriage beam can be inserted to reconnect the two halves.
Ensure that the lower section of the far bank carriage is correctly aligned with the upper
section of the far bank carriage. Personnel should use the lifting slings to assist in aligning
the two halves of the far bank carriage.
188.8.131.52 Move the joystick on the chest pack rearwards to release the tension in the lower winch
cable. Tension is sufficiently released when the cable starts to move away from the
underside of the launch beam.