4.15.1 Launch Beam
CRUSH HAZARD. PERSONAL INJURY CAN RESULT IF EXTREME CAUTION IS NOT USED
WHEN INSTALLING THE BEAM CONNECTING PINS. KEEP HANDS AND FINGERS CLEAR
OF PIN HOLES AND COMPONENTS BEING MOVED OR CONNECTED.
Damage to pins and pinholes can result if undue force is used to remove the connecting
pins. Do not hammer the pins out of the lower jaws.
Connect a tag line to the front handle of the launch beam to be removed.
Remove the R clip and the pin from the lower jaws. Place the pin in the pin storage
rack and secure with the R clip.
CRUSH HAZARD. DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAN RESULT IN THE EVENT OF A
SUSPENDED LOAD FALLING FROM THE CRANE. DO NOT STAND CLOSE TO LOADS
SUSPENDED FROM THE CRANE.
Operate the traverse and raise/lower controls on the crane and position the launch
beam lifter for attachment to the rearmost launch beam module.
Connect the launch beam lifter to the launch beam to be removed ensuring that it is
located between the channel at the center of the beam, and the locking catch is fully
Operate the raise/lower controls on the crane as necessary to adjust the position of
the rearmost launch beam module to allow easy removal of the upper pins.
Remove the R clip and the pin from the upper jaws and using the tag lines to control
the slung beam move it away from the away from the still connected launch beam.
Place the pin in the storage rack and secure with the R clip.
Position the pinning operatives in the shelter of the launch frame during craning
Operate the raise and traverse controls on the crane and position the rearmost launch
beam module on flatrack LVT. Use the tag lines to guide the launch beam.
18.104.22.168 Repeat 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199 until the three lower launch beams are positioned
188.8.131.52 Place the 4 central spacer bars on the flatrack load.