2-33. LOADING AND UNLOADING CONTAINER (82 INCHES
(208 CM) OR TALLER) TO PLS TRUCK USING LIFTING
FRAME (LF) (CONT).
When loading or unloading containers on uneven ground (side
slope up to 5 degrees and downgrades up to 20 percent), it may be
necessary to apply truck service brakes to prevent truck roll away or
severe injury or death could result.
If LHS overload lamp illuminates but loading operation
continues, operator is cautioned that LHS is nearing maximum
capacity. In this situation operator should notify supervisor if it
appears payload is unevenly distributed in container or if
container load exceeds 35,000 lbs. (15,890 kg). If any of these
conditions exist, payload must be redistributed or reduced or
damage to equipment may result.
Load must be evenly distributed in the container. Uneven load
distribution may cause the LHS overload indicator to give false
signals and cause the LHS to operate incorrectly. Damage to
equipment may result.
If LHS overload lamp illuminates and normal operation has
stopped, return load to original position and notify supervisor to
have payload redistributed or weight reduced. Failure to comply
may result in damage to equipment.
Ensure parking brake is not applied before starting load
sequence or damage to equipment may occur.
The amount of time to load and unload is controlled by engine
speed. Engine speed can be increased to approximately 1500
rpm to reduce loading and unloading times.
If container is extremely light or empty, it may be necessary to
place transmission range selector to Reverse (R) and allow truck
to roll under container.