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at a road intersection, it is necessary for the towing
vehicle to continue forward to approximately the cen-
ter of the crossroad and then to cut sharply to the
right  to  allow  for  the  shorter  turning  radius  of  the
semitrailer.  The  unit  should  be  kept  close  enough  to
the road edge when such a turn is made to eliminate
the possibility of a following vehicle attempting to pass
on the right.
(3) B a c k i n g . When backing the semitrailer with the tow-
ing vehicle, the towing vehicle is steered in the direc-
tion
opposite
to
that
desired
for
the
semitrailer.
If
the semitrailer is to be backed to the right, the steer-
ing wheel of the towing vehicle is turned to the left,
or  counterclockwise.  The  front  of  the  semitrailer  will
be pushed to the left and the semitrailer wheels will
be steered to the right.
(4) Stopping. In normal operation, the brakes of the tow-
ing vehicle and those of the semitrailer are applied
Brake  pressure  should  be  applied
simultaneously.
gradually and smoothly.
Note. On steep grades and slippery surfaces, the hand valve on
the towing vehicle must be applied first; then, the brakes of the
towing vehicle are applied. This will tend to reduce the possibility
of the trailer jackknifing or swinging out of the line of travel. Semi-
trailer brakes must not be used alone for braking.
(5) P a r k i n g .
When
the
towing-vehicle-with-semitrailer
combination is to be parked, do not set the air brakes
and depend upon them to hold the vehicles. Place the
chock blocks before or behind two wheels, as required,
to prevent the wheels from rolling, if the unit is to
be left unattended.
d.
Uncoupling Semitrailer From Towing Vehicle.
(1) B l o c k w h e e l s . D e p e n d i n g u p o n t h e t e r r a i n , p l a c e c h o c k
blocks
14)
firmly
behind
or
forward
of
wheels
on each side of the semitrailer.
(2)
Disconnect
intervehicular
hose.
Close
the
shut-off
valves on the service and emergency air lines at the
rear
of
the
towing
vehicle.
Uncouple
the
two
inter-
vehicular hose from the service and emergency air hose
couplings (fig. 28) on the nose of the semitrailer, The
semitrailer
brakes
will
set
automatically  when  the
Fit  dummy  coup-
emergency air hose is uncoupled.
lings on semitrailer air hose couplings.
(3) Disconnect
intervehicular
cable. Disconnect
interve-
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