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Load Test

(Conditional Only) To perform Load Test on the MEDEVAC Litter, Hoisting Sling and Vertical Hoisting Sling, proceed as follows:

MEDEVAC Litter and Hoisting Sling Load Test

  1. Ensure litter is completely dry.
  2. Inspect litter in accordance with Special Inspection instructions, steps 1 - 3.
  3. Place a 500-pound load evenly distributed in the MEDEVAC Litter using sand bags or similar weight.
  4. Attach hoisting sling assembly (P/N 1554AS201-1) to MEDEVAC Litter. Short ends (red) to head end of litter and long ends (white) to feet end of litter.
  5. Suspend litter a few inches off deck for 30 minutes. While suspended, inspect litter and hoisting sling for signs of damage.
  6. Lower litter onto deck and remove weight. Repair or replace litter or slings as necessary.

Vertical Hoisting Sling Load Test

  1. Remove lumbar support pad from back side of litter and attach 500-pounds to the first brace (head end), bolt to frame on back side of litter.
  2. Suspend litter a few inches off deck for 30 minutes. While suspended, inspect litter and vertical hoisting sling for signs of damage.
  3. Lower litter onto deck and remove weight. Repair or replace litter or vertical hoisting sling as necessary.