BRIDGE RETRIEVAL (Contd)
Always wear leather gloves when handling winch wire
rope. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Ensure open end of winch hook is facing bridge when
connected to launch beam lifting eye, or hook may
catch on pallet and damage equipment.
Ensure winch cable is centered and not fouled in
roller block during retrieval. Failure to comply may
result in damage to equipment.
Assistant will disconnect winch wire rope from
launch boom, pull on winch rope while rope is paid
out, and connect winch rope to bridge launch beam.
Depress and hold ACTION 2 button (3) to loosen winch cable, and
observe winch rope (6) slacken, then release button (3). Disconnect
hook (7) from launch boom connecting eye (10).
Depress and hold ACTION 2 button (3) to uncoil cable, uncouple hook,
and attach to bridge, and observe winch (5) pay-out cable (6). Connect
hook (7) to bridge lifting eye (8) at end of bridge launch beam (9).