PREPARATION FOR TRANSPORT - CONTINUED
MARINE TRANSPORT - CONTINUED
Perform steps f through h for ships equipped with RO/RO capabilities.
Start RTCH engine.
Always use a ground guide and do not exceed 1 mph (1.6 kph) when driving RTCH down ramps after
marine transport. Failure to use a ground guide may result in an accident, causing death or injury to person-
nel or damage to equipment.
Drive RTCH out vehicle ramp at door or bulkhead entry of ship.
Shut down RTCH engine.
Refer to WP 0002 00, 0004 00, and 0005 00 for the location and operation of RTCH controls, indicators, and
Fuel tank must be drained to ¼ tank or less.
Load RTCH on C-5 Aircraft.
Start RTCH engine.
Always use a ground guide and do not exceed 1 mph (1.6 kph) when driving RTCH up ramps in preparation
for air transport. Failure to use a ground guide may result in an accident, causing death or injury to personnel
or damage to equipment.
Ensure RTCH is properly alined with aircraft. Once dolly wheels are installed on tophandler, RTCH is diffi-
cult to steer.
Position RTCH in line with and facing aircraft loading ramp, as close as possible to aircraft.
Move cab to transport position (refer to Placing Cab in Transport Position).
Raise boom to 19° and extend boom to 110 in (2794 mm) as shown on ECS display screen.
To ensure tophandler does not contact underside of boom, exercise tilt function and lock tophandler in tilted
position while rotating tophandler. Failure to do so may damage tophandler and/or boom.
Rotate tophandler 90° counterclockwise to longitudinal position. Ensure tophandler is centered with RTCH.
Fold boom support (refer to Placing Boom Support in Transport Position).
Lower tophandler until approximately 18 in (45.7 cm) off the ground.
Ensure that tabs on ramp are engaged into ramp seat holes in dolly wheels storage compartment. Failure to
secure ramp properly may cause ramp to fall under weight of dolly wheel, causing injury to personnel.