EXTERNAL AIR TRANSPORT BY CH-47 HELICOPTER - CONTINUED
MACHINE ASSEMBLY - CONTINUED
If operating machine without ROPS/FOPS, drive with extreme caution, at low idle, and in 1st gear or
reverse ONLY. Machine has no rollover/falling object protection without ROPS/FOPS. Failure to fol-
low this warning may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
NOTE: Machine is now drivable. However, until ROPS/FOPS is installed, it should be operated only with extreme
caution, at low idle, and in first gear or reverse ONLY.
Use extreme caution when handling heavy parts. Provide adequate support and use assistance during
procedure. Ensure any lifting device used is in good condition and of suitable lift capacity. Keep clear of
heavy parts supported only by lifting device. Failure to follow this warning may result in death or injury
ROPS/FOPS weighs 447 lb (203 kg).
Install ROPS/FOPS on cab corner posts:
Attach a suitable overhead lifting device to three lift points on top of ROPS/FOPS. Take up slack in slings.
Tighten all mounting nuts using a crisscross tightening pattern. This will ensure even tightening and cor-
rect installation alignment on all four cab corner posts.
Lift ROPS/FOPS into position at four corner posts. While positioning ROPS/FOPS, loosely install all 16 bolts,
32 washers, and 16 nuts. Final tighten nuts in a crisscross tightening pattern to 317 lb-ft (430 Nm).
Remove lifting device from ROPS/FOPS.
CAB CORNER POST