OPERATING LOADING RAMPS (CONT)
(2) Standing behind semitrailer, between both ramps, grasp lower handle (9) on loading ramp (8) and pull
downward. As ramp swings downward, transition to upper handle (10) and apply pressure until ramp angle is
below horizontal; then, push down until ramp is on the ground.
(3) Perform steps (1) and (2) above and lower other ramp.
c. To raise loading ramps, proceed as follows:
The spring assisted ramps, when raised from the lowered position, are under
extreme tension and raise very quickly. When raising ramps, do not stand on the
beavertail or in the path where any portion of the ramp will travel during upward
travel or injury to personnel may result.
The following steps apply to either loading ramp. Raise ramps one at a time.
(1) Grasp upper handle (10) on ramp (8) and pull upward. Release upper handle (10) as ramp passes horizontal
position and continues to raise from spring tension. Grasp lower handle (9) and apply pressure until ramp is
firmly against beavertail.
(2) Open load binder (1.1) and unhook stow chain at ramp lifting lever (6).
Ramps must be adjusted to furthest inboard position prior to stowing for transport.
If ramps require adjustment, perform steps (3) thru (8); if no adjustment is
required, proceed to step (9).
(3) Connect stow chain hook (2) to foremost (large) mounting hole for aft set of ISO container brackets. Close
load binder (1.1).
(4) Insert small end of crowbar (5) through hole in ramp lift lever (6) into bar strip (7).
(5) Position one person on rear of platform to push ramp rearward until it is perpendicular to platform. Second
person must push or pull on crowbar (5) in direction required to slide ramp (8) inboard.
(6) Continue to place crowbar (5) into holes along bar strip (7) and move ramp to furthest inboard position.
(7) Repeat steps (3) thru (6) above to adjust other ramp.
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