PREPARATION FOR TRANSPORT - CONTINUED
RAIL TRANSPORT - CONTINUED
Unload RTCH from Rail Flatcar.
a. Remove tiedowns from RTCH and rail flatcar.
b. Close both shutoff valves #6.
c. At side of locking valve at base of each lift cylinder, loosen float valve jamnut and turn float valve clockwise until
tight. Retighten jamnut.
d. Start RTCH engine.
e. Raise tophandler slightly, remove shoring, and rotate 90 degrees counterclockwise in operational position.
f. Raise and extend boom until extended to 110 in. (279 cm) and height is approximately 13 ft (3.96 m).
g. Raise boom support. Refer to Placing Boom Support in Transport Position in this work package.
h. Return cab to operational position. Refer to Placing Cab in Transport Position in this work package.
i. Lower and retract boom.
j. Rotate tophandler 90 degrees counterclockwise to place in operational position.
k. Drive RTCH from rail flatcar (MIL-STD-1366D).
Load RTCH on Ship.
trols, indicators, and components.
Perform steps a through d if ship is equipped with roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) capabilities.
a. Start RTCH engine and rotate tophandler 90 degrees clockwise to longitudinal position.
b. Place boom in elevated position to clear door or bulkhead entry of ship.
Always use a ground guide and do not exceed 1 mph (1.6 kph) when driving RTCH up ramps in prep-
aration for marine transport. Failure to use a ground guide may result in an accident, causing death
or injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
c. Back RTCH up ramp at door or bulkhead entry of ship. As machine approaches ship, lower boom to horizontal full-
d. Shut down RTCH engine.
Perform steps e through h for MPS.
e. Move cab and boom support to transport position. Refer to Placing Cab in Transport Position and Placing Boom
Support in Transport Position in this work package.
f. Lower boom below 15 degrees and rotate tophandler 90 degrees clockwise to longitudinal position.