Table 3-1. Operator/Crew PMCS (Cont.)
Listen for unusual noises, which are indications Unusual noises, semitrailer
of possible problems. Be alert to conditions wanders, pulls to either
such as side pull, wandering, tracking of side, or does not track.
semitrailer, and load shift.
Be alert to all conditions that may indicate Unsafe conditions are
unsafe operation or improperly secured cargo. identified.
Insure all prime mover TM procedures are
adhered to for safe operation, i.e., coupling load
limits, speeds, and fifth wheel settings for on/off
Do not use high-speed cranking mode
for lifting and lowering of landing gear
if there is a load on the semitrailer.
Inspect gearbox, braces, and leg as semblies for
Legs bind, are unequal in
proper operation and tight mounting hardware.
Insure there is no binding in operation, equal leg
hardware, or hand-crank
movement and the hand crank is present and
cannot be safely stowed.
can be safely stowed.
A hot brake can cause serious burns.
Exercise caution before attempting to
touch brake drum after use. Radiated
heat will be felt before brake drum is
Cautiously feel brake drums for abnormal heat Brake drums abnormally hot
or cold. An abnormally hot drum indicates a or cold.
possible dragging or grabbing brake. An
abnormally cool drum indicates improper
adjustment or a defective brake. Notify Unit