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Carefully withdraw forks from the load
Free and withdraw the forks by alternate use of the boom retracting and tilt angle controls paying great care to the problem described on the previous slide.
If the ground is level it is better to withdraw the forks by reversing the machine is the same way as is done on a counterbalanced machine.
If stabilising jacks have been lowered it is essential that they be fully raised before any movement of the truck occurs.