Method of Strapping Approach Ramps
Preparing the Launcher for Bridge Retrieval
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.
CHEST PACK E-STOP OPERATION. IF THE CHEST PACK IS FITTED TO THE LAUNCH
VEHICLE WHEN THE FOUR POSITION SWITCH, IN THE VEHICLE CAB, IS SET TO
POSITION 2 THE CHEST PACK E-STOP BUTTON IS DISABLED. SHOULD IT THEN BE
OPERATED IN AN EMERGENCY, ELECTRICAL POWER AND THUS HYDRAULIC POWER
WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE LAUNCHER. FAILURE TO HEED THIS INFORMATION
COULD LEAD TO DEATH OR SEVERE INJURY TO PERSONNEL.
Refer to Chapter 4, Section II paragraph 4.3 Launch Vehicle Set-up and 4.6 Launch
Vehicle Preparation at Build Site, set up the launch vehicle for launch beam module
When reversing the vehicle up to the in place bridge make sure that the tail lift will
not come into contact with the bridge.
Extend A-frame stabilizers to their highest position and extend the slide frame.
Once the slide frame is fully extended, lower the A-frame to its working height (For
pinhole selection, see Chapter 1 Section II Table 1. 5 Upper A-frame Setting).
Launch Beam Deployment
Refer to the steps in Chapter 4, Section III Para 4.7 through 188.8.131.52 inclusive and
deploy the launch beam in preparation for bridge recovery.