Driving (On). The following steps describe how to drive the machine into the aircraft and to balance the load on
the aircraft floor.
Disconnect the lower ends of the jacks
from the load transfer axle, swing the
jacks all the way up and temporarily strap
them to the transfer axle cylinders.
Start the engine and raise the load transfer
axle and the bowl so the two transfer axle
wheels and the bowl load transfer wheels
are well clear of any ground obstructions in
the area between the machine and the
Drive the machine to the aircraft ramp,
aligning the machine with the aircraft so
the machine can be backed into the
aircraft with little or no steering. Set
Power down load transfer axle and the
Remove the two bolts and lower lift
Retract the cylinders, strap the cylinder
eyes to the draft frame arms.
Release parking brake and back the
machine into the aircraft.
Reinstall the lower ends of the jacks in the
lugs on the load transfer axle. Adjust the
jacks to maintain a distribution load of the
tractor wheels onto the load transfer axle.
Stop the engine. The machine is now
ready for lashing to the aircraft.