Improper hookup and towing is dangerous and could result in injury or death to yourself or to others.
DO NOT tow this power module unless you are a properly licensed driver, have been properly trained and are authorized to do so.
Inspect tires for the following conditions: wear, damage and proper inflation. Stand to the side of the tire tread and use a self-attaching chuck while you inflate a tire. Do not tow the power module with overinflated tires or underinflated tires. Inflate the tires according to the tire manufacturer's instructions.
Do not change the size of the tires. Do not change the type of the tires. Tighten all lug nuts to the proper specification.
Check the power module for proper operation of the trailer brakes.
Refer to the OEM "Operators Manual" for more information on the trailer for operation and maintenance.
- Never allow anyone behind the trailer or in between the tractor and the trailer when you are coupling or uncoupling the trailer.
- Position the trailer to the proper height with the landing gear.
- Back up the tractor to the trailer so the fifth wheel touches the trailer pickup plate.
- Connect the air lines and the electric line and apply the trailer brakes.
- Recheck the trailer height and adjust the trailer height with the landing gear if it is necessary.
- Back up the tractor until the fifth wheel engages with the kingpin.
- After you hook up the trailer keep the trailer brakes applied. Move the tractor forward slightly. This will pull on the kingpin in order to check for a proper interlock.
- Perform a visual check of the kingpin in order to ensure that the kingpin is securely locked.
- Retract the landing gear completely before moving the power module.
- When you are uncoupling, lower the landing gear enough in order to lift the weight from the tractor.
- Keep the fifth wheel surface plate lubricated.
Observe all local traffic regulations and observe federal traffic regulations involved in towing the power module for lawful operation.
Slow down and use caution during the following conditions:
- Heavy traffic
- Rough roads
- Steep downgrades
- Slippery conditions
Do not exceed the legal speed limits. Adjust the towing speed for the road conditions. Allow increased distances in order to stop.
Avoid quick maneuvers and avoid sharp maneuvers. Be careful while you pass other vehicles in traffic. Remember that the power module is behind you.
The following obstructions on the road should be avoided: potholes, large rocks and other obstructions. Avoid shoulders on the side of road that are soft and unstable. The weight of the power module may cause the power module to sink into the shoulder and the power module may overturn.
While you are backing up, maneuver the power module carefully. Stay clear of adjacent structures.