AIR TRANSPORT BY C-130 AIRCRAFT - CONTINUED
CONFIGURE MACHINE FOR AIR TRANSPORT - CONTINUED
Always use a ground guide when backing machine up ramp to load into aircraft. Failure to use a ground
guide may result in an accident, causing death or injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
When operating machine without ROPS/FOPS up aircraft ramp, drive with extreme caution and at a
DEAD SLOW speed. Machine has no rollover/falling object protection without ROPS/FOPS. Failure to
follow this warning may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Machine must be backed STRAIGHT into aircraft. Failure to back straight in will damage either or both
load transfer axles and bowl lift cylinders.
Make sure shoring is properly in place as specified in TO 1C-130A-9 or TO 1C-130J-9, as applicable.
Remove wheel blocks. Following instructions from load master, SLOWLY back machine straight into aircraft. Negoti-
ate ramp at a DEAD SLOW speed. Use bowl control lever in LOWER position to maintain load on load transfer axles.
Once inside aircraft, stop machine and apply parking brake when directed to do so. Place transmission in N (Neutral)
a. Install each turnbuckle to lug on draft frame, behind each bowl lift cylinder. Secure with pin and cotter pin.
b. Extend turnbuckles so they are aligned for installation on load transfer axles.
Continue to use bowl control lever in LOWER position to maintain load on load transfer axles while turn-
buckles are installed.
c. With load maintained on load transfer axles, install turnbuckle to each load transfer axle with pin and cotter pin.