for the operation of the Pan Pillow
become more comfortable with using the Pan Pillow, you will understand
the full impact of the product. Clearance issues, additional wheel
blocking, and all the other time consuming preparation required before
transporting problem vehicles are now in the past. Broken struts, ball
joints or problems such as getting a jack under damaged or low
clearance vehicle are no longer an issue. You will be amazed how such a
simple tool will make your job much simpler and safer, along with
reducing your hook up and travel time. Now you can transport these
problem vehicles with confidence knowing you will not have to worry
about oil pan damage. Follow these simple instructions and you will
experience the same success the hundreds of operators currently using
the Pan Pillow are experiencing. The Pan Pillow has a 100% success rate
and assisted in transporting thousands of vehicles without a single oil
When using the Pan Pillow DO NOT block up and short shoe any vehicle unless you do not have adequate clearance to insert the Pan Pillow. In rare situations you may have to lower short shoe to get the towed vehicle to sit high enough in the wheel lift. Fully deflated, you only require a few inches space to insert the Pan Pillow.
STEP 1: ATTACH
THE TOW VEHICLE TO THE WHEEL
Once you have
locked the L arms in place, raise
the wheel straight up approx. 6 inches and tilt
upwards. This will keep the boom from impacting the ground when loading
the weight onto the tow truck.
careful not to raise the tow vehicle to an excessive height causing the
backend of the tow vehicle to contact the ground.
2: INSERT THE PAN PILLOW.
outward, with the valve stems facing towards you. Insert the Pan Pillow
between the undercarriage and the centre pivot of the wheel lift. Next
fold the legs down around the square tubing on either side of the
centre pivot. Attach the SAFETY CABLE
UNDER the wheel lift boom to the ring on the leg on
the opposite side.
Never use the Pan Pillow without the safety
3: INFLATE THE PAN PILLOW.
Pan Pillow to a height of 4-5 inches between wheel lift and the
undercarriage of the tow vehicle. This height is required to avoid
damaging the Pan Pillow during transport. When inserting the Pan Pillow
into a tight cavity, you will have to inflate and raise the tow vehicle
undercarriage enough to achieve the 4-5inch barrier. On wheel
lift systems without wheel straps, be careful do not over inflate.
Pan Pillow requires very little air pressure.
situations you will require no more than 3-5 PSI. maximum
pressure. Pay close attention to vehicles with
plastic shrouds covering the undercarriage as damage may occur.
When using wheel lift systems that do not require
straps, take extreme caution you do not over inflate the Pan Pillow.
This may cause the tow vehicle to bounce out of the wheel lift and
detach from the tow truck during transport. Never use without safety
4: LOADING THE TOW VEHICLE ONTO THE PAN PILLOW.
Once the Pan
Pillow has been inflated to the correct pressure, finish hooking up the
tow vehicle as you would normally. Now tilt the wheel lift downwards to
a level position, setting the correct tow height for transport. You may
have to raise the tow vehicle higher using the up-down control to
achieve proper height for transport. This is to be determined by the
operator. Now set the safety chains to the correct length.
NOTE: It is critical you tilt the wheel lift down to a level position
before towing. This will load additional weight of the tow vehicle onto
the Pan Pillow, helping lock it in place. Towing with the wheel lift on
an angle could cause the Pan Pillow to shift on the wheel lift, as
bumps tend to force the Pan Pillow forward. Extended travel on rough
terrain may cause the Pan Pillow to detach.
are now able to tow many vehicles with the wheel lift much closer to
the ground at the tow end, gaining additional clearance in the back
end. You may be safe towing on level ground but there is a good
possibility you will have to make adjustments to the height of the tow
vehicle before entering steep driveways or uneven terrain before
5: REMOVING THE PAN PILLOW.
Once you have
reached your tow destination tilt
the wheel lift upward, gaining easy access to the Pan Pillow. Do not
raise to a height that may cause the back end of the tow vehicle to
impact the ground. Once you have removed the Pan Pillow, lower the
wheel lift down to a safe height to back the tow vehicle up keeping in
mind large exhausts, ground effects and spoilers
to a concrete stop.
remove the Pan Pillow, raise and tilt the tow vehicle upward to gain
easy access to the Pan Pillow. Detach the safety cable and remove the
drain cap. With one hand on each end of the Pan Pillow, pull
downward to help drain out any excess air. Once drained, fold the legs
outward and remove. It is important you drain and remove the Pan Pillow
at the same time to avoid the possibility of forgetting the Pan Pillow
under the tow vehicle after unhooking.
STORAGE OF THE PAN PILLOW.
you have removed the Pan Pillow, place it on the wheel lift boom and
press out any remaining air. Replace the drain cap and return
Pan Pillow to the designated storage place on the tow truck. Always
secure the Pan Pillow to the tow truck by means of the safety
attachment. This is the Law. Unsecured loads could
from the tow truck while in motion, cuasing damage or personal injury
ou would be help responsible for.
Important Note: When replacing the DRAIN CAP be careful not to over tighten.
There is a rubber gasket inside the cap that will become crushed if
over tightened causing the Pan Pillow to leak. Do not replace lost or
damaged caps with a PLASTIC CAP. Replace used caps every 3 months to
avoid leakage. Use caution when using the Pan Pillow as a jacking
device as damage may occur from excess pressure to spoilers and ground
effects. DO NOT OVER INFLATE! MAXIMUM 20 PSI.
Instructions are to be used as a guideline only. Always wear safety
glasses when using the Pan Pillow. Use of the Pan Pillow is at the sole
discretion of the end user. Pillow Protection Corporation, any
employees, affiliates or any entity associated with the Pan Pillow or
the Pan Pillow Corporation will not, and cannot be held liable in any
way, shape or form as to any and all outcome(s) resulting in any and
all applications or usage of the Pan Pillow.