Press the EMERGENCY STOP RESET button. Ensure that none of the lights on the
E. Stop status panel, at the top left of the main panel are illuminated, or, if illuminated
that they go out. If any of the emergency status light do not extinguish check the E.
Stop status panel for their location and release any that are engaged.
At the interface enclosure located on the right hand side of the launcher, check that
the PTO engages approximately 2-4 seconds after the emergency stop RESET
button is pressed.
Make sure the area at the rear of the launch vehicle is clear of personnel.
HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT. OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT POWERED BY HYDRAULIC
PRESSURE IS HAZARDOUS. KEEP CLEAR OF MOVING PARTS.
HYDRAULIC PRESSURE. 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
On the tail lift pendant, operate the SWING DOWN switch to pivot the tail lift platform
Ensure the tail lift does not rest on the ground at any time operations are being carried
out. Damage to the equipment will occur due to loads being transmitted from the launch
vehicle to the tail lift through the sub frame.
The swing hydraulic cylinders must be fully retracted before using the tail lift as a working
When traversing rough terrain, operate the LIFT UP switch on the tail lift pendant as
necessary to prevent the platform striking the ground.
On the tail lift pendant, operate the tail lift TILT UP or TILT DOWN switches to level
the tail lift platform.
Release the straps and remove the stepladder from the tail lift platform. Position the
stepladder clear of the launch vehicle and any other possible vehicle/trailer traffic.
On the tail lift pendant, operate the LIFT DOWN switch to lower the tail lift platform.
This is a two-man job; one man holds the far bank support while the other man removes
the restraining strap.
Slowly remove the transportation securing straps from the far bank support. Take
care, the far bank support will pivot about its attachment to the forward launch beam
into a vertical position as the securing strap is released.