2-36. LOADING AND UNLOADING CONTAINER (48 INCHES
(122 CM) TALL) TO PLS TRUCK USING LIFTING
FRAME (LF) (CONT).
Check for overhead power lines or other obstructions before
attempting LHS operations. LHS reaches a height of 18 ft.
(5.5 m). Injury or death could result if LHS contacts power
Do not attempt loading or unloading operations on a side slope
greater than 5 degrees and/or fore/aft slope greater than 20
percent. Before attempting loading or unloading operations on
slopes you must determine if ground surface conditions permit
safe loading or unloading operations. Slopes that contain snow,
ice, loose gravel or sand may not permit safe loading or
Check ground conditions for firmness and extreme sideways
inclination before picking-up or off-loading a container. Any
ground instability beneath road wheels could cause serious
injury or death to personnel.
Prior to and during any load or unload cycle, all personnel
should stay clear of LHS, lifting frame, and container or serious
injury or death may result.
Check that ground conditions where container will be placed
can support the container weight or damage to the container,
lifting frame or LHS may result.
For detailed instructions on how to operate the LHS on the
truck, refer to (Para 2-29a.) LHS Controls and
Indicators, (Para 2-29b.) Picking-up a Flatrack in Auto
Mode, and (Para 2-29c.) Off-loading a Flatrack in Auto
Check area for operating room at front and rear of truck. Check overhead
clearance and ground conditions.