1-18. M1084/M1086 MATERIAL HANDLING CRANE (MHC) (CONT)
Figure 1-28. MHC Control Station and Remote Control
b. MHC Control Station. All crane functions can be controlled by the operator from the control station (1, Figure 1-28).
A lever controlled valve (2) is provided for each control function. All control valves are spring-loaded and will return to
the center, or neutral, position when they are released. The control valves are proportionately variable. A small
movement from the neutral position results in a small change in the function which that valve controls. A larger
movement from the neutral position results in a faster change. The function of each control lever is identified on the
end of the control knob (3).
c. MHC Remote Control. The MHC remote control (4) permits operation of the crane from either side of the vehicle.
This feature allows the operator to keep the load in sight at all times. A remote control switch (5) activates power to
the remote control connector (6). The remote control is attached to the crane by an electrical cable. When the remote
contro is active, solenoids on the control valves respond to input from the remote control. The levers on the remote
control are proportionately variable. A small change in lever position results in a small change in the function controlled
by that lever. A larger change in lever position results in a faster change in function. The levers on the remote control
are also spring-loaded and will return to the neutral position when released. The remote control can be used to operate
hoist up/down, boom up/down, telescope in/out, and swing clockwise/counterclockwise.