2-39. LIFT CONTAINER OUT OF MUD.
Using Lift Hooks to Recover Container Sunk in Mud.
Ensure lifting frame is in 82 in. (208 cm) or more container mode,
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
Maximum permissible gross container weight is 35,000 lbs.
Use caution when working around lifting frame. Lifting frame
may swing unexpectedly when not attached to container.
Failure to comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
Do not stand between lifting frame and container. Truck could
roll crushing personnel between them causing serious injury or
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
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 Flatrack in Auto Mode.
Rear mud flaps may be pinned up to provide better visibility of
lifting frame lower container locks.
Ensure soft soil conditions around stuck container is able to
support truck during recovery operation.
Start engine (Para 2-15).