DISCONNECTING GOOSENECK FROM SEMITRAILER FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING - Continued
Two personnel are required for the following step.
Have one person hold shim lever (Figure 10, Item 1) in raised position, and the other person lower
semitrailer by holding platform lever (Figure 11, Item 1) in down position until front of semitrailer rests evenly
on ground or wooden blocks.
Lifting pins (Figure 10, Item 3) should be centered in holes of gooseneck lifting lugs.
Slightly lower gooseneck an additional amount to release pressure on lifting pins (Figure 10, Item 3) located
on front of semitrailer.
Figure 10. Disconnecting Gooseneck.
It may be necessary to back bump the gooseneck to release the neck base
If the handle is hard to pull, lubricate zerks(WP 0093).
Pull neck base slide bar handle (Figure 11, Item 2) fully out until end clears bar recess hole, and rotate side
bar handle counterclockwise to lock in released position.
The tilt support arm is used only when the gooseneck is disconnected from the semitrailer
to provide support and stability for the gooseneck while it is attached to the towing vehicle.
Lower gooseneck tilt support arm (Figure 11, Item 3) by pulling down on gooseneck support