OPERATION ON ROCKY TERRAIN
Before driving over stumps or rocks, make sure the towing device can clear them. Such objects can
damage components on the underside of the towing device. Beware of low hanging limbs that can damage
1. Before Fording
a. Refer to operating instructions in prime mover technical manual for information on fording
operations. Towing vehicle fording instructions are also applicable.
b. The fording depth of fifth wheel towing device is limited to the fording depth limit of the prime
mover or the towed vehicle, whichever is lower.
Before entering the water, check bottom surface conditions. If bottom is too soft, do not ford.
d. Cables and terminals must be protected by applying silicone compound (item 11, WP 0085).
2. After Fording
a. Drain or dry all areas where water has collected.
b. Lubricate all unpainted surfaces. See lubrication chart (WP 0039).
Dry all lubrication points and lubricate. See lubrication chart (WP 0039).
ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF (RORO) OPERATIONS
The following procedures are roll-on/roll-off (RORO) procedures for shipment of the fifth wheel towing
1. Prepare tow bar assemblies for loading equipment (WP 0009).
2. Connect to towed vehicle (WP 0010, steps 1 through 5).
3. Position rubber blocks (item 6, WP 0083) between front spring saddle of towed vehicle and boom.
4. Using valve control levers, BOOM EXTEND to a height to allow rubber blocks (item 6, WP 0083)
to be placed on ground UNDER boom, approximately 4 feet (48 inches) forward of rubber blocks
placed on top of boom in step 3.
5. Using valve control levers, BOOM RETRACT to position boom extensions as high as
possible, ensuring not to contact underside of towed vehicle.
6. If frame hooks (item 5, WP 0083) are used to secure boom extensions to towed vehicle, frame hooks
can be coupled directly to boom extension clevis.