2-7. PREPARATION FOR MOVEMENT (CONT).
Do not stand between spreader and
towing vehicle when towing vehicle
is in motion. Ensure that towing
vehicle has come to a complete stop
be- fore coupling spreader. Failure to
follow this warning could result in
severe injury or death.
Back towing vehicle to spreader drawbar
remove nut (4), lockwasher (5), and screw
(6) from lift bar (7) and adjust height of
drawbar (3) to match pintle (8). When
drawbar is in proper position, secure lift
bar with screw, new lockwasher, and nut.
Remove safety pin (9) from pintle (8) and
pull up on locking latch (10) to lift pintle
Place drawbar (3) over pintle hook. Push
down and close pintle upper jaw. Check
that locking latch (10) is locked by pulling
up on pintle upper jaw. Insert safety pin
Safety chains support drawbar and
keep spreader from fully breaking
away from towing vehicle if drawbar
detaches from pintle. Ensure that
spreader to make full turns.
Cross two safety chains (11)
drawbar (3) and hook to towing vehicle.
Secure chains using pin (12) and hair pin
Remove lock pin (14) and pin (15) from
each jack leg (16). Raise jack legs by
pulling up on eyebolts. Secure each jack
leg in raised position with pin and lock pin.
Connect intervehicular cable connector
plug (17) to towing vehicles intervehicular
con- nector (18).
Check operation of taillights before towing