FAR BANK SUPPORT
- STOWING PAD ADJUSTMENT
This task covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's, Automotive (GMTK).
Far bank support and tail lift in stowed position. Tail lift swing cylinders fully
This procedure should only be carried out when necessary or, when the stowage pads are
The bracket should be positioned so that when the tail lift is stowed (swing cylinders fully
extended) the bracket lightly pushes the far bank support so that it is restrained during
transportation. If the bracket is pushed too far forward, the FBS can be damaged when the
tail lift is being stowed.
Support the weight of the mud flap assembly (1).
Undo the two nuts and bolts (2) on each pad bracket (3).
Position the bracket so that the pads are in full contact with the far bank support.
Tighten the two nuts and bolts (2) securing the bracket (3).
Check that the far bank support is fully supported between the tail lift pads and the
forward launch beam.
When stowing the tail lift the swing cylinders need to be fully extended, then the lift
cylinders are operated until the platform hits the A-frame pads, then tilt is used to position
the platform against the A-frame feet.