To avoid damage to the crane as a result of humping the open car on which it
is shipped against other rail cars, extra care must be exercised in blocking
and tie-downs. Figure 5-4 illustrates the blocking and tie-down method used
for successful First Article hump testing.
Prepare the SCAMP for rail transport as follows:
Retract the boom and lower it over the front.
Install the turntable lock pin.
Remove the spare tire/wheel, hook block, and oversize outrigger pads.
Box these items separately and anchor them to rail car.
Block under the outriggers and boom and chock front and rear of all
four tires. Blocking must conform to Section 6, figure 55, of Association of
American Railroads Rules governing the loading of Department of Defense
Material on open top cars. Tie-downs, as shown, should conform to the
diagram, figure 5-4, and Pull the crane down against the blocks and tires
against the chocks.
Block between the tool box and fuel tank on the left side and between
the hydraulic reservoir and tool box on the right side of the SCAMP.
Rotate the boom-mounted floodlights, lens up, and cushion and strap
them against the underside of the boom.
Rotate the backup floodlight, lens down, and cushion it against the
engine hood. Tighten the pivot bolt on which it adjusts.
Tighten the defroster fan (inside operator's cab). Adjust pivot and
cushion around fan guard.
Remove all loose tools and equipment from operator's cab. Stow and
secure all tools and equipment in tool boxes.