TOPHANDLER REPLACEMENT - CONTINUED
Remove tiedowns from tophandler and trailer.
It is crucial that RTCH and trailer be in alignment. If time is not taken to ensure accurate alignment,
installation of tophandler to boom will be very difficult because pivot shafts will bind while being
Position RTCH 10 to 15 ft (3.0 to 4.6 m) directly behind trailer, so that tophandler and RTCH boom are aligned.
Raise boom off boom rest, transport (14). Remove boom rest, transport and stow (rear of RTCH).
Damage will occur to the equipment if the boom is fully lowered when the tophandler is removed from
the boom and the boom support is lowered to its lowest position.
Remove tophandler mounting hardware (pivot shafts, lockwashers, and bolts) (16). Discard lockwashers if new lock-
washers are available.