GENERAL PROCEDURES (Suggested) (Cont.):
Remove cross chains from stakes and bulkhead, store in storage box.
Remove four upper deck panels and stakes. Store short panels and stakes in bulkhead.
Remove lower deck side panels and stakes. Store stakes in bulkhead. Store long panels on
storage rack, in sequence, starting with lower panel number on the bottom and on up to the
highest number on the top.
Remove rear long panel corner stakes and center stake. Store stakes in bulkhead and panels on
Tighten strap on storage rack to secure panels.
d. Securing Tarp on Semitrailer.
With the tarp positioned over t e bows, end panels and bulkhead, tarp g y ropes may be
adjusted to secure the tarp. Additional bungee cords may be used as required.
The tarp is 47 feet long and 14.5 feet wide. It extends approximately 3 feet over each side rail
and approximately 2+ feet on the ends.
Due to the drop deck configuration of the semitrailer, the tarp overhangs the upper deck side rails
a few inches.
The last 4 front tarp grommets for the upper deck, on each side, will require the guy ropes to be
shortened and/or the use of short rubber bungee cords.
Make sure no guy ropes or bungee cords cross over the 36 inch
bolster plate area, to include the front kick up portion of bolster plate.
They will interfere with coupling and will be cut during road movement
causing tarp to become unsecured and damaged.
Use the underside main frame rails and slots in x-member supports for attaching guy ropes and
bungee hooks. Use front lower bulkhead support for attaching guy ropes or bungee hooks. Keep
ropes/bungee cords clear of bolster plate, king pin and kick up front area of bolster plate.
e. Follow -On Tasks.
Panels installed Make sure panels and hardware are secured prior to road movement and
Panels Removed Make sure panels and stakes are secured on stowage rack and in bulkhead
prior to road movement and at halts.
Connect semitrailer to prime mover.
Raise Landing Legs.