LOADING AND UNLOADING ABLE PAYLOADS (CONT)
(12) Gooseneck/aft spotter must signal payload operator to release payload brakes and start slowly backing
payload until payload contacts rear streetside payload chock (9).
(13) Stop payload and apply payload brakes. Place rear curbside payload chock in front of payload on streetside
to chock in front of payload.
(14) Remove two tiedown chains (17) from shackles on front of payload. Reinstall shackles. Lay two tiedown
chains (17) forward toward center of platform.
(15) Gooseneck/aft spotter must signal payload operator to start moving forward just until rear streetside payload
chock (9) can be removed. Apply payload brakes.
(16) Perform steps (23) thru (28) of paragraph 2-26a to adjust platform height to platform loading/unloading
position, lower ramps, and install two remaining curb guides.
Unnecessary personnel must stand well clear of the vehicles, especially behind the
payload (engine/turbine exhaust) during unloading operations. At no time during
any unloading operations while the payload is moving should personnel be on the
semitrailer platform. The payload operator must drive the payload slowly down the
loading ramps and onto the ground or injury to personnel and damage to
equipment may result.
Payload adjustments, side to side (turning), must be kept to a minimum or serious
injury to personnel and damage to equipment may result.
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