2.24.1. TOWING/PUSHING - Continued.
2. RELEASE TRACK DRIVE BRAKES.
Place machinery wiping towel below brake valve
Unscrew brake release hydraulic hose from
brake valve adapter.
Install protective cap on open brake valve
adapter. Dispose of used wiping towel in
accordance with local procedures.
Connect outlet of hydraulic pump from universal
puller kit to hydraulic hose fitting. Install pressure
gauge from universal puller kit on pump.
Pump up brake release pressure to 350 psi
(2413 kPa). Maintain brake release pressure
until paving machine is towed or pushed onto
trailer and tied down.
1. TOW PAVING MACHINE ONTO TRAILER.
Line up M870 or equivalent transport trailer with
front of paving machine. Make sure trailer is
level and on firm ground.
Chock front and rear tires on both sides of
The paving machine weighs 21,000 pounds (9534 kg).
Tow chain or cable must be capable of safely pulling the
paving machine up the trailer incline. Failure to use
adequate towing equipment may result in serious injury
or death to personnel.
Exercise extreme care when working near a cable or
chain under tension. Keep all personnel at an assured
clear distance. The whiplash of a broken cable or chain
can cause serious injury or death to personnel.
c. Connect chain assembly or cable to front lifting
provisions of paving machine.
d. Pull paving machine squarely onto transport trailer
with suitable winch or towing vehicle.
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