To avoid death or serious injury, make certain that winch cable hook is secure on
pallet lift pin when hoisting loads.
To avoid injury to personnel or damage to equipment always use an assistant for
all ground operations.
a. General. Select a launch site having stable soil with a longitudinal slope of 20% or less.
(1) Loosen transporter rear hooks, retract with prybar and secure with quick release pins.
(2) Remove quick release pin from cylinder locking pin bracket.
(3) Using ground guide, position transporter for launching the pallet.
(4) Engage parking brake and brake lock. Depress and hold clutch pedal; place transmission lever in
neutral, position transfer case and PTO lever for hydraulic pump and release clutch pedal.
(5) Set hand or remote throttle to increase engine speed to 1700 rpm.
(6) Use pin-out control lever to disengage cylinder locking pin.
(7) Using winch-out and boom-up control levers, pay out winch cable and raise boom enough to allow
rear pallet tie down pins to clear transporter tie down hooks.
(8) Using prybar or equivalent, remove quick release pins and return transporter tie-down hooks to
vertical position. Stow pins in receptacles.
(9) Use boom-up and winch-out controls to pay out winch cable and raise boom until pallet front tie down
pins are seated in tie-down hooks. Raise boom to vertical position.
(10) Using winch-in control lever, raise front of pallet enough to clear tie down hooks.
(11) Pay out winch cable until pallet rests firmly on ground.
(12) Pay out additional cable to allow assistant to disconnect hook from pallet lift pin.
(13) Using winch-in and boom-down control levers, lower boom and rewind winch cable. Secure hook.
(14) Align boom sheave with locking cylinder bracket; use pin-m control lever to engage cylinder locking
pin. Secure quick-release pin through bracket.
(15) Disengage hand or remote throttle and return engine speed to idle.
(16) Depress clutch pedal, raise transfer and PTO levers to desired position. Disengage parking brake
and brake lock and continue mission.
2-7. Nesting Pallets.
a. General. Transporter set-up procedures for nesting pallets is similar to that used in launching, except
that empty pallets are stacked (nested) one on top of another, up to seven high (figure 2-5).
(1) Remove stakes, racks, and all loose equipment from pallet.
To prevent serious injury or equipment damage, always use an assistant for all
(2) Attach guide lines to left front and right rear of pallet.
(3) Remove retaining pin and nest pin from nest slot.
(4) Load one empty pallet onto the transporter in the same manner as recovering pallet.
(5) When the rear of pallet being stacked comes in contact with the pallet below it, use prybar to align
pallet tie down pins into nest plates and nose anchor to nest slot.
(6) Align nose anchor with nest slot of lower pallet and use winch-out control lever to pay out winch cable
nesting the pallet.
(7) Insert nest pin and secure with retaining pin.
(8) Lock down transporter tie down hooks with open end wrench.
(9) Using boom-down and winch-in control levers, lower boom, rewind winch cable and secure hook.
(10) Pallets secured to one another in the nested configuration can be shipped or transported
(1) The procedure for retrieving stacked or individual pallets is identical to the pallet retrieval procedures.
(2) Place the cable hook on the pallet lift pin of the top pallet.
(3) Remove nest pin securing the pallet being retrieved to the nest lower pallet.
(4) Raise top pallet until nose anchor clears nest slot of nest lower pallet while retracting boom, and
continue to winch in cable, keeping nose anchor slightly above nest slot until pallet slides forward.