LOADING AND UNLOADING ABLE PAYLOADS (CONT)
(4) Aline back of tractor/semitrailer combination as close as possible to payload, approximately 15 feet (4.6m), on
the ground as level as possible.
Load semitrailer on level ground whenever possible. In adverse conditions,
loading can be done on grades up to 10 percent with a maximum offset angle of 10
degrees between tractor and semitrailer. Avoid exceeding these limitations to
prevent payload from rolling on semitrailer and causing serious injury to personnel
and damage to equipment.
(5) Visually check tractor/semitrailer offset angle by having spotter check relationship between steering wedge
bolt and weld circle at bottom rear of pickup plate. If inside edge of bolt alines with outside edge of weld
circle, offset angle is 10 degrees. Make any required adjustments to tractor.