A ground spotter must stand off curbside of semitrailer and maintain visual
contact with the winch operator. The spotter must observe winch cable, snatch
block, shackles, and payload positioning during unloading or injury to personnel
Do not overload tractor winch. Know the ratings of the winch being used and any
protection devices (such as shear pins) or injury to personnel may result.
At no time during unloading operations, while the payload is being pulled off with
winch, should personnel be on the semitrailer platform or injury to personnel may
Always wear leather gloves when handling cable. Never allow cable to run through
hands or injury to personnel may result.
Ensure winch cable does not chafe tractor air brake hoses or electrical cable or
damage to equipment may result.
(6) Winch operator must start paying out winch cable (11). Using a spotter, guide winch cable (11) through front
cable guide assembly (12) and along streetside gooseneck fairlead (13). Continue to pay out winch cable
(11) until the clevis reaches streetside front of payload.
(7) Untie both ends of manila rope (1) from platform and tie streetside end of rope to clevis of winch cable (11).