T M 5 5 - 2 4 2 0 - 2 2 4 - 1 4
Table 7-2 Continued
Wire rope, 1/2-inch (about 20 feet). Run end through stake pocket, forming a loop.
Secure with two 1/2-inch clips. Run opposite end through both tiedown provisions on
front loader and through stake pocket, forming second loop. Secure with two 1/2-inch
Shoring. Each consists of one piece of 2- x 6- x 72-inch lumber. Raise front bucket and
place one piece of lumber longitudinal, about 6 inches from each side of bucket. Nail
each piece of lumber to railcar floor with five 20d nails. Lower bucket on top of
Wire rope, 1/2-inch (about 10 feet). Run through ROPS and over backhoe attachment,
forming a loop. Secure with two 1/2-inch clamps. Wire rope around ROPS and backhoe
attachment arm shall be taut but not tight.
Wire rope, 1/2-inch, about 10 and 15 feet long. For the right outrigger, run the 10-foot
piece through the bucket tiedown provision and around the outrigger. With the wire
rope taut but not tight, secure with two 1/2-inch clips. Using the 15-foot piece, repeat
the procedure for the left outrigger.
Clips, 5/8-inch. Place one clip on each thimble (item G) at each stake pocket and tiedown
provision to secure wire rope and thimble together (detail 3, fig 7-3).
Wire rope, 1/2-inch, about 15 feet long. Run through ROPS and over entrenched
attachment, forming a loop. Secure with two 1/2-inch clamps. Wire rope (safety cable)
shall be taut (not tight).
Cushioning material. Wrap each hydraulic cylinder with felt padding and tie with rope.
1. Set handbrakes and wire or block them in place.
2. Place and wire-tie gearshift levers in the neutral position.
3. Use an applicable-sized come-along mechanical hoist, or equal tensioning device, to tension wire rope.
4. See General Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 19A, 19B, and 19C in Section 1 of the Rules Governing the Loading of
Commodities on Open-Top Cars and Trailers, published by the Association of American Railroads. These rules provide applicable
guidelines and are mandatory in application.
5. Properly tighten the wire rope clamp nuts by using a proper sized torque wrench. After the nuts have been initially tightened,
strike the U side of each clamp several times with a hammer to ensure proper seating into the dead end line, repeatedly and
alternately tightening each clip nut to acquire final torque.
Use a staggered nailing pattern to nail lumber or laminated lumber to the floor or a railcar.
Adjust the nailing pattern for an upper piece of lumber, as required, so that a nail for that piece is
not driven into or immediately adjacent to a nail in the lower piece of lumber.
Table 7-3. Application of Chain Tiedowns for Securing the HMMH on HTTX or
Similar Type of Flatcars (Figs 7-4 and 7-5)
Brake wheel clearance. Minimum clearance required is 6 inches above, in back of, and
on both sides of, and 4 inches underneath wheel.
Tiedown chains (furnished with railcar), 1/2-inch diameter alloy steel chain, extra
strength, proof-tested to at least 27,000 pounds for vehicles over 25,000 pounds.
Wire rope (safety cable), 1/2-inch (about 10 feet). Run around both forklift tines and
through both front lifting provisions, forming a loop. Secure with two 1/2-inch clamps.
Wire rope shall be taut but not tight.
Wire rope (safety cable). Run one piece of 1/2-inch wire rope (safety cable about 16 feet
long) around top of crane arm and through left center tiedown provision on chassis,
forming a loop. Secure with two 1/2-inch clamps. Wire rope (safety cable) shall be taut
but not tight. Repeat same procedure for right side, except loop wire rope (safety cable)
through right tiedown provision on chassis.