LOSS OF HEARING. PERSONNEL MUST WEAR HEARING PROTECTIVE DEVICES WHEN
OPERATING THE CRANE DURING LAUNCH AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS OR WHEN
WORKING WITHIN 10FT (3M) OF A LAUNCH VEHICLE AT HIGH ENGINE IDLE.
Deploying Launch vehicle to Build Site
This section describes the final set up of the launch vehicle at the build site.
Make sure the area at the rear of the launch vehicle is clear of personnel.
Release the launch vehicle parking brake and set its transmission to reverse.
Reverse the launch vehicle towards the gap and on to its marked out position. Use
guiding personnel to make sure the area is clear and the launch vehicle is correctly
Stop the launch vehicle movement and apply the parking brake.
Remove the tail lift pendant from its stowage location and connect it to the tail lift
Make sure personnel are clear of the area below the A-frame.
Release the slide frame twist-to-lock fasteners, which are located at the rear of the
vehicle at the end of the crane sub-frame. The twist-to-lock fasteners are released
when the handles are 90 degrees to the chassis.
Ensure that neutral is selected on the transmission and the parking brake is applied.
Set the 4-position switch in the vehicle cab to position 2.
Make sure the PTO
engages and the engine rpm goes to high idle.
Open the interface enclosure on the right hand side of the launch vehicle.
Ensure that the panel illumination is set to either bright or dim and press the E STOP
RESET button if necessary.
Make sure personnel are clear of the area around the A-frame.
Press LIFT DOWN on the tail lift pendant to lower the tail lift away from the far bank
Remove the R clips and the pins securing the A-frame stabilizer legs in the retracted
position. Slight extension or retraction of the stabilizer cylinders may be required to
remove the pins.
At the A-frame controls on the centerline of the rear face of the A-frame lower cross
member, lower the stabilizer legs simultaneously by operating both levers together.
Make sure the stabilizer leg hydraulic cylinders extend and lower both A-frame
stabilizer bearing pads towards the ground.