OPERATE SLIDING FIFTH WHEEL (M916A1 AND M916A2)
When operating off-
road, release fifth wheel (oscillating)
travel lockout by removing locking pin
(3) and reinserting
fifth wheel to oscil-
(2) lowering lockout
locking pin, allowing
Handle must be used when operating release lever. Fail-
ure to do so could result in injury to personnel.
Using handle (7), pull locking release lever (5) and release two slide
locking plungers (8). Ensure that plungers release. If plungers did not release, lower
landing gear to relieve pressure and allow fifth wheel to slide more easily.
Drive tractor slowly forward or backward to position fifth wheel.
e. After sliding to desired
position, engage two slide locking plung-
ers (8) by using handle (7) to trip release
lever (5) and allow plungers to retract.
Visually check that two
slide locking plungers (8) are retracted
and fully engaged. It may be necessary
to leave trailer brakes locked and move
tractor slightly to engage plungers in
rack teeth (6).
If lowered, raise landing
gear to fully retracted position.