(8) Tie both ends of manila rope (5) to front lifting eyes on platform (just inboard of each front support leg).
(9) Position payload chocks, curb guides, and tiedown chains; adjust platform to loading position; and lower
Observe the following precautions during the loading process:
If possible, provide ample clear space behind the disabled payload during loading
to protect personnel and prevent damage to equipment should cables break while
payload is being loaded.
Make sure winch cables are not kinked, clevises are secure to winch cables, and
snatch blocks and shackles are in good condition and properly secured or injury
to personnel may result.
Make sure winch cables are inspected in accordance with TB 43-0142 or injury to
personnel may result.
Extreme caution should be exercised during any operation on a slope.
A ground spotter must stand off curbside of semitrailer and maintain visual
contact with the winch operator. The spotter must observe cables, snatch blocks,
shackles, and payload position during loading or injury to personnel may result.
Do not overload tractor winches. Know the ratings of the winches being used and
any protection devices (such as shear pins) or injury to personnel may result.