Check for obvious damage/distortion to ladder. Report damage to
102. Fully retract articulator cylinders.
103. Using bridge lift function allow some slack in bottom winch cable.
104. Stow crane.
Ensure that all transit pins have been removed.
Check Fuses in crane control box, replace as required. Refer to Chapter 10
MANUAL OPERATION OF CRANE. WITH THE CRANE IN THE MANUAL
OVERRIDE CONDITION THE OVERLOAD SAFETY SYSTEM IS INOPERATIVE,
SHOULD THE CRANE BE INADVERTENTLY OVERLOADED CATASTROPHIC
FAILURE OF THE CRANE MAY OCCUR. DEATH OR SEVERE INJURY COULD
RESULT IF THIS INSTRUCTION IS NOT HEEDED.
If crane will not stow normally operate the crane manual override lever at
crane operating lever console. Operate crane with great care. Report
defect to maintenance.
BURN HAZARD. ITEMS MAY BE HOT WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES WHEN
HANDLING EXHAUST COMPONENTS. FAILURE TO HEED THIS INSTRUCTION
COULD LEAD TO SEVERE INJURY.
105. Extend A-frame stabilizers to maximum height and pin.
Check that the A-frame is sat on the pin, and pin IS NOT inserted through
the transportation hole.
Check the A-frame stabilizer cylinder mounting points to ensure pins are in
place and secure.
Check for any significant distortion of the A-frame leg and stabilizer for
damage. Report any damage to maintenance.
106. Raise tail lift clear of bridge and A-frame hydraulics.
107. Insert relax mechanism shootbolts.
Relax mechanism shootbolts will not insert.
Release the vehicle parking brake and let any tension in the slide frame
relax, re-try inserting the relax shootbolts.
Insert one relax shootbolt if possible, move the vehicle forward or rearward
SLOWLY until second shootbolt inserts. Once mission is complete, Report
defect to maintenance so that the relax mechanism can be re-shimmed.
108. Turn rotary switch to position 3.
109. Remove and stow the chest pack.
Check for any deformation of the MIL connector at the A-frame leg
connection. Replace the umbilical cable if the connector is deformed.
110. Reverse the vehicle to fully retract slide frame.
Vehicle wheels spin - launcher struggles to close slide frame sections.
Remove chock blocks from wheels.
Ensure slide frame locking pins are not inserted.