Removal for Transport
De-pressurize the hydraulic system.
Disconnect the electrical supply cable (Figure 11. 56 item 1) to the crane.
Unscrew, counter clockwise, the five crane hydraulic couplings (Figure 11. 57 item 5)
and fit the plugs and caps. These are situated under the crane on the right hand side
of the vehicle.
Connect the lifting facility to the crane lifting point (Figure 11. 58 A & B).
Release the home bank end beam adapters and tie them out of the way of the crane
Refer to Figure 11. 55. Remove the bolts (2) and washers retaining the crane
mounting pin locking plates (4).
There are four mounting points, two forward of the Crane and two to the rear of the Crane.
Connect slings with shackles to lifting points, take weight until the pins become loose
enough to extract.
Remove the four crane mounting pins (Figure 11. 55 item 3) using the pin extraction
Lift the crane clear of the launch vehicle; the crane weighs 10,868 lbs (4930 kg.).
To allow the fitting of the crane transport feet, place the crane on wooden blocks to
lift the crane chassis mounting holes clear of the floor.
Fit the crane transport feet to the crane mounting holes and secure with clips.