The machine is equipped with 12 tie-down locations:
one (1) on each side of C-frame, four (2) on each side
of machine frame, and two (3) under the winch.
Use an appropriate tie-down method for a
machine with a gross vehicle weight of
approximately 16 140 kg (35,500 lb). Failure to
properly secure the machine during transport
can result in injury or death.
Preparation for Air Transport (C-130,
This machine is capable of drive-on and drive-off
loading on the C-130, C-141 and C-5 aircraft. To
prepare the machine for drive-on/drive-off, follow the
procedure below. The Aircraft Loadmaster may require
shoring to distribute floor loading. Before the machine
is driven on an aircraft, remove antennas and other
items from the machine which may interfere with the
Protect the cooling system with an antifreeze mixture
rated to the lowest expected temperature on the travel
route, or, drain the cooling system completely after the
machine is loaded for transport. If the cooling system
is drained, refill the system before starting the engine
to unload the machine. Operating the machine without
coolant will damage the engine.
1. Drive the machine to the loading area.
NOTE: For operating instructions, refer to Before
Starting the Engine, Engine Starting, After Starting
Engine, and Machine Parking in this section.
2. Move blade control lever (1) towards the rear of the
machine to fully raise the blade.