✔ When towing tracked vehicles with only one track, there
will be a difference in resistance and steering capability
between a complete track on one side and road wheels on
the other side. As a result, the towed vehicle will pull in the
direction of the side lacking the track.
✔ Check the technical manual pertaining to the towed vehicle
to determine the necessary preparations and precautions
to be used to prevent further damage.
✔ Never exceed the towing speed outlined in the technical
HIGHWAY TOW/SECONDARY TOW AND MOST CROSS-
Attach the recovery vehicle's tow bar to the tow lugs of the
disabled vehicle (upper tow lugs on the M1 FOV). Place the
lunette of the tow bar in the recovery vehicle's tow pintle. This
can be done using the chain hoist attaching one part to the tow
bar and the other to a place on the recovery vehicle higher than
the tow pintle. This allows a single soldier to raise the tow bar
to the pintle without getting between the two vehicles. Secure
the pintle in the closed position. Ensure cotter pin is engaged
in the tow pintle and one end bent over. A driver is not required
in the towed vehicle.