Move the CTIS switch (Figure 12. 7. (2)) to the OFF position.
Equipment damage. Do not use low (LO) position on transfer case to move launch vehicle,
if tires are frozen to the ground or brakes are frozen to the drums. Damage to driveline
Equipment damage. Watch the instrument panels closely. If there are any unusual
readings, stop the launch vehicle or stop the build in safe condition and shut off the
engine. Check immediately.
Equipment damage. All snow and ice should be removed from launch vehicle as soon as
possible. Snow and ice may slow or stop movement of critical parts if allowed to pile up.
All ladders and walkways should always be cleared of snow and ice before use.
Equipment damage. Ice and snow should be removed from launch beams and bridge
modules before starting to build.
Equipment damage. If there is any possibility of the A-frame feet slipping when deploying
or stowing the launch vehicle on ice or snow, ground stakes should be driven in to avoid
If transmission fluid temperature is:
a. Below -20 degrees F (-29 degrees C), the TRANS CHECK and DO NOT SHIFT
lights will illuminate and transmission will only operate in Neutral (N).
b. 20 degrees F to +20 degrees F (-29 degrees C to -7 degrees C), the TRANS
CHECK and DO NOT SHIFT lights will illuminate. When the DO NOT SHIFT
light extinguishes, the transmission will operate in Neutral (N), Reverse (R) and
First (1) ranges only.
Above +20 degrees F (-7 degrees C), the TRANS CHECK light will extinguish
and the transmission will operate in all ranges.
Set the TRANSFER CASE shift lever (Figure 12. 7. (7)) to high (HI) and the
transmission range selector lever (Figure 12. 7. (8)) to first gear and drive the launch
vehicle three to five miles to warm the drive line components and tires.
12.5.2 Launch vehicle Hydraulic System
Equipment damage. The pinch roller ball valve must never be opened unless the launch
beam transport pin is in place.
If the low temperature warning light illuminates, on the interface control panel, this
means the oil temperature is 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) the following procedure
should be observed.
a. If not in build sequence, open the pinch roller ball valve (Figure 12. 13) on the
launch frame and operate the A-frame fold cylinders to generate pressure in the
launch vehicle system. This will heat the oil and circulate the oil through the
pressure and tank lines.