LAUNCH FRAME - LOWER WINCH ROPE
This task covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's,
Fall arrest (safety) harness
A-Frame deployed in lowered position
Pulley fixed to heavy object (e.g. vehicle
Forward Launch Beam in launcher
Far and Home Bank Carriages locked
Lightweight fiber rope 8mm to 10mm
to Launcher Frame
Roll of 3-inch wide duct tape
FALL INJURY WHEN WORKING AT HEIGHT, THIS OPERATION IS CARRIED OUT
AT HEIGHTS UP TO 20FT (6M) THE RELEVANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MUST BE
PERSONAL INJURY. PERSONNEL ARE TO WEAR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE
EQUIPMENT (GLOVES) WHEN HANDLING CABLES.
For inspection of the winch rope see maintenance procedure 5-033.
Following withdrawal of the forward carriage lower pulley block shoot bolts (4), operate the
lower winch (10) to lower the far bank carriage lower pulley block (5).
Support the weight of the lower pulley block (5) on a suitable cradle.
Remove the rope guide in the far bank carriage lower pulley block, closest to the home
bank carriage, by removing 2 cap head screws. See unit maintenance procedure 5-068.
This permits the eye end on the rope (2) to pass through.