AIR TRANSPORT BY C-130 AIRCRAFT - CONTINUED
CONFIGURE MACHINE FOR AIR TRANSPORT - CONTINUED
Install turnbuckles and raise cutting edge wheels and load transfer axle wheels off ground:
Install one end of each turnbuckle to lug on scraper bowl. Secure with pin and cotter pin.
Start engine and operate hydraulics to retract lift cylinders and raise cutting edge wheels and load transfer axle
wheels off ground.
Adjust length of each turnbuckle as required. Install to lug on load transfer axle, hand tighten turnbuckle, and
secure with pin and cotter pin.
If operating machine without ROPS/FOPS, drive with extreme caution, at low idle, and in 1st gear or reverse
ONLY. Machine has no rollover protection without ROPS/FOPS. Failure to follow this warning may cause
injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Turning radius and overall steering capacity are reduced due to installation of long (10 3/4 in.) steering
locks. Steering too sharply may damage machine. Tractor tires may also contact load transfer axles.
Positioning of machine at loading ramp of aircraft is crucial. Machine must be backed STRAIGHT into
aircraft; after air transport, machine must be driven STRAIGHT off aircraft. Failure to drive straight on/
off will damage either or both load transfer axles and bowl lift cylinders. The more the turn, the more
severe the damage.
Drive machine from staging area to aircraft flight line. Position machine directly in line with loading ramp, with rear of
machine facing ramp. Ensure tractor and scraper are aligned and steering wheel is centered. Block tractor and scraper