PREPARATION FOR TRANSPORT - CONTINUED
trols, indicators, and components.
Fuel tank must be drained to tank or less.
Perform the proper PMCS procedures (WP 0012 00 and WP 0013 00), paying close attention to all
tire inflations and proper operation of the bogie screw and retaining collar.
Load RTCH on C-5 or C-17 Aircraft.
a. Start RTCH engine, select 2-wheel steering, and ensure twistlocks are lined up.
Always use a ground guide and do not exceed 1 mph (1.6 kph) when driving RTCH up ramps in prep-
aration for air transport. Failure to use a ground guide may result in an accident, causing death or
injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
2-wheel steering is required for aircraft loading and cannot be selected after RTCH is converted
to transport position. If twistlocks are not lined up, they cannot be operated after RTCH is con-
verted to transport position and tophandler and boom functions will be disabled.
Ensure RTCH is properly aligned with aircraft. After dolly wheels are installed on tophandler,
RTCH is difficult to steer.
b. Position RTCH in line with and facing aircraft loading ramp, as close as possible to aircraft.
c. Move cab to transport position. Refer to Placing Cab in Transport Position in this work package.
d. Raise boom to 19 degrees and extend boom to 110 in. (279 cm) as shown on ECS display screen.
e. Fold boom support. Refer to Placing Boom Support in Transport Position in this work package.
f. Lower to 30-degree mark on frame, extend boom to 160 in. (406 cm), and lower tophandler until it is approximately
18 in. (46 cm) off the ground.
Tophandler must be aligned with RTCH to prevent damage while driving up ramp onto aircraft.
g. Rotate clockwise to longitudinal position and ensure tophandler is aligned with RTCH.