Keep personnel away from frame and tongue
area when loading and unloading HP series trailers.
T h i s section contains general information
n e c e s s a r y for operation of HYSTER trailers. Re-
Use properly constructed cages, guards, or
view the instructions thoroughly before attempting
baskets when in floting tires. TIRES ARE TO BE
M O U N T E D BY TRAINED SERVICE PERSONNEL
to operate units.
3-3. The driver should maintain the trailer in good
m. Check brakes and air line system at frequent
mechanical condition to ensure a long service life.
intervals (see MAINTENANCE SECTION).
Report faulty operation and structural damage imme-
n. Report damage and faulty operation
Minor damage can quickly
diately for correction.
Do not attempt to operate
result in a maior failure if not repaired.
3-30. HP SERIES GENERAL INFORMATION.
3-5. HOOK-UP PROCEDURE - UNITS WITH
without disconnecting from the truck.
controls the rate of tilt. The lunette eye should be
3-6. These procedures should become routine be-
positioned to match the truck coupler. Torque bolts
fore pulling a unit with air brakes:
and the lunette eye should be welded to the tongue
a . Connect pintle coupler.
Connect gladhands and build up reservoir
3-32. OPERATING THE HP SERIES TILT.
coupled to the prime mover
during all loading and un-
Connect plug into electrical socket.
Connect emergency chains.
from a ramp or tick with the
platform in the horizontal
Run brake application and release test (see
g. Run emergency line test (see Section 4).
Release the platform lock.
3-9. OPERATING PRECAUTIONS.
Stand on trailer rear channel until the rear of
The trailer must
the platform touches the ground.
a. TRAINED AND AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
be connected to the truck.
c. Drive the load up the incline until the trailer
b. Check emergency line function each day be-
platform starts to tilt forward. DO NOT PROCEED
fore starting out.
The trailer bed will continue to tilt
d. Lower landing gear before discon--
without further progress up the incline.
d. Lock the platform.
e, Load and unload on solid, level terrain.
e. Position the Ioadonthe trailer platform, The
f. Check pintle coupler fcr proper engagement
maxim~m Ioadon the HP series Iunette eye is 10,000
lb. (4 536 kg),
g. Lash loads in accordance with standard pro-
a. Release the platform lock,
b. Drive the Ioad back on the bed until theplat-
form starts tilting back. DO NOT PROCEED FUR-
THER until platform contacts the ground.