BACK UP TRACTOR TO SCREED.
Stay alert and be prepared to respond
spotters. Drive tractor at slowest
control handles too quickly. Failure
to keep tractor fully under control
personnel and/or damage to the
Start paving machine per TM 5-3895-373-10.
Place travel switch in F/R position and speed
range switch in pave, tortoise position.
With throttle control switch in IDLE position,
slowly move (creep) paving machine backward.
Back up tractor until rear bulkhead is between
leading ends of screed tow arms. Make sure
clearance between tractor and tow arms is the
same on both sides.
Multiple pinch points exist between
tractor components and tow arm. Do
not use hands to pull tow arm away
from tractor. Use crowbar and keep
hands and feet well clear of tractor.
Failure to avoid pinch points may
result in serious injury to personnel.
Position another person at each side of the
paving machine and, if required, use a crowbar,
pull the left and right tow arms outward. Secure
spread of tow arms with crowbars.
Instruct second and third person to act as
backward until leading ends of screed tow arms
approach tow arm guide brackets. Stop tractor.
Instruct second and third person to line up
leading ends of tow arms with tow arm guide
Slowly back tractor on instruction from spotters.
Stop tractor when leading ends of tow arms are
positioned through tow arm guide brackets and
tow point cylinders are above pin bores in tow
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