HIGH PERFORMANCE RESCUE HOIST ASSEMBLY
CABLE - INSPECT
Personnel Required: 1
UH-1: 15N, Helicopter Repairer
AVUM/AVIM Manual for General Aircraft
UH-60: 15T, Helicopter Repairer
Maintenance TM 1-1500-204-23 series
Hoist Certified: 91W, Flight Medic
Cleaning and Corrosion Control
TM 1-1500-344-23 series
Tools and Special Tools:
Cable Spool, 42277-730 or equivalent
Leather Gloves, MIL-G-2366
To avoid injury to personnel from broken wire strands, leather gloves must be
worn at all times when handling cable assembly.
Protect hoist cable from damage. Do not allow kinks or bends to occur. Maintain
tension on cable at all times. Feed onto cable spool, coil cable into a suitable
container, or onto a protective pad, which will prevent cable contact with ground
or over abrasive surfaces.
Continuously extending and retracting the same length of cable during daily
inspections and mission operations with either no loads or loads less than
250 to 600 pounds could cause bird caging.
As cable is retracted, check for correct alignment and ensure cable lies
evenly on drum. Apply tension to cable so that boomhead cable roller guides
and pressure roller assembly rotate freely and that there is no interference
when retracting cable.
1. Retract hoist cable, use a low-lint cloth to apply lubricating oil while inspecting for broken wires, bird caging,
flattened areas, abrasion, necking, or other visible damage.
2. The last 20 feet of each end of cable must be painted or dyed orange.