Weld base of jacks to bed of flatcar with a 3/4-inch (19.1 mm) fillet weld 2 inches (50.8 mm) long on each
corner of base.
Tighten adjusting bolts of stablizing jacks against jack pads on locomotive deck until equally tight after
locomotive is secured.
Attach 3/4-inch (19.1 mm) chains, provided with flatcar, to tiedowns on deck of locomotive. Use 3/4 x 4-
inch (19.1 X 101.6 mm) bolts, lockwashers, and nuts.
Attach chains to chain binders that are mounted to sides of the flatcar, making sure each chain is pulling in
the opposite direction from the other. Chains should be attached to the chain binders so that they are as
tight as possible before binders are locked down. Lock down each chain binder and recheck each chain for
proper tension. Tighten chain if necessary.
Safety-wire handles of chain binders to prevent accidental opening during transit.
Raise stablizing jacks mounted under flatcar to stowage position and secure with U-bolts and hardware
retained in step (6) above.
Disassemble loading ramp and retain hardware with flatcar.
Use hardware retained in step (3) above and bolt portable ramp sections together in two equal stacks.
Portions of ramp may need to be turned over to allow proper stacking.
Use a suitable lifting device and place one stack on each end of the flatcar.