(3) Remove retaining pin (14) from adjustable leach (10). Drive bolster truck forward or
in reverse until the fifth hole from the lunette end (2) of the leach (10) is properly alined, so
retaining pin (14) can be replaced. This secures the reach in position for loading.
(4) Use same procedure to adjust reach (10) as required for the load. After adjustment,
replace retaining pin (14) and open trailer coupling cutout cock (13) to release trailer brakes.
Remove air hose (4) and intervehicular electrical cable (9) from clamps on front
three retaining rings (3) to prevent damage during loading or unloading. Loosen
clamps with a screwdriver.
(5) Lower landing leg (8) by pulling
out spring loaded locking pin handle (5).
Swing leg downward 90, so locking pin (5)
will engage landing leg (8) in lowered
If landing leg is not in contact with ground,
place wooden blocks under landing leg.
(6) Bolster truck and trailer are now
ready for loading cargo.
d. Loading or Unloading Cargo.
(1) Methods used to load or unload
cargo depend upon the type of load and
Direct all personnel to stand clear of winch
cable. A snapped cable or swinging load can
cause serious injuries.
Always wear leather gloves when handling
winch cable. Never allow cable to run
through hands. Broken wires can cause
(2) The midships winch or front winch (15) can be used for loading and unloading.
Controls for both winches are identical. Refer to para 2-15 for front winch operation, and to
b(7) through b(l0) on pages 2-120 and 2-121 for midships winch operation.
(3) If available, a wrecker crane also can be used to load or unload the bolster truck and
trailer. Refer to para 2-22, as required, for procedures.