OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE SLIDING FIFTH WHEEL/COUPLE TO SEMITRAILER - CONTINUED
Truck and semitrailer must be aligned.
Use a ground guide if one is available.
Fifth wheel lube plates and trailer kingpin plate must be clean and free of
lubricant prior to coupling. Failure to follow this caution could damage fifth
wheel lube plates and/or trailer.
Slowly back tractor under semitrailer kingpin plate. Stop when kingpin plate is touching
guide ramps. Semitrailer kingpin should be centered as closely as possible in throat of
Ensure that semitrailer is picked up with fifth wheel ramps. If kingpin comes in too high,
it will not engage in fifth wheel correctly. Adjust semitrailer if needed.
One 12-volt light cable and one 24-volt light cable are stored in tool box.
Remove air hoses (1) from storage bracket (2) and electrical cables from tool box.
PROPER ALIGNMENT WITH SEMITRAILER