OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - (CONTINUED)
10. With the vehicle completely stopped, keep pressure on the service brake pedal, place shift lever in the
Park position and apply or engage the hand brake.
Pintle Hitch Hookup
On the aircraft or equipment being towed, ensure the tow bar (if possible) is lat on the surface
before positioning the vehicle.
Before using pintle hitch, inspect for proper operation; worn, damaged, or missing parts; and
secure mounting. Correct any defects found.
Position vehicle at the aircraft tow bar or ground support equipment.
Keep pressure on the service brake pedal.
Engage the hand brake.
Place gear selector in the park position, wait 3 seconds then release the service brake pedal.
Open the pintle hook by lifting the latch handle.
Two person lift is required for adjustment of front and rear towing hitches. One person will use
both hands to hold center bar while second person adjust pins. Hitch side weights 78 lbs,
when adjusting height avoid all pinch areas.
Set position of pintle hitch by removing the retaining pin from the ring pin on both sides of the hitch frame. Lift
the weight off the hitch and remove the ring pins. Move the hitch up or down as required. Align the nearest
holes and reinsert the ring pins. Secure ring pins with retaining pins.
Open the latch by lifting the latch handle.
Position the tow bar eye over the hook of the pintle and lower into place.
DO NOT strike on any part of the pintle hook or latch during hookup or damage the latching
mechanism may occur.
10. Push the pintle latch closed. When locked, the latch handle will rotate and move up until it is lush with
the top of the latch.
11. Board vehicle.
12. Apply foot pressure to the service brake pedal.
13. Release or disengage the hand brake.
14. Place the gearshift lever in the desired position (R, D1 or D2).
15. Release service brake foot pressure and press the accelerator.
16. Drive vehicle to the desired location and proceed as necessary maneuvering the SATS vehicle.