After the tractor trailer set itself up for the lift, Chad and John positioned their trucks beside the tractor trailer. John’s rotator was parallel to the tractor trailer, while Chad’s rotator was perpendicular. This parallel-perpendicular setup is due to the limited amount of space they had to work in.
After positioning their trucks, Chad and John set their outriggers against the loose rock ground. This provided greater stability and prevents either truck from tipping over from too much wind or from the weight of the containers. Then they extended the arm of their rotators and unwound the hook to meet the level of the container’s pocket. John tried to insert the hook directly into the pocket, but the pocket was too small. He would have to use an anchor shackle to serve as an external connector between the hook and the container’s pocket.