Hoist cable cutter contains an explosive cartridge. Use extreme caution when
handling to prevent injury to personnel. Spark or static producing clothing is
prohibited. Anytime cable cutter harness is disconnected, install shorting device
or piece of aluminum foil between cartridge pins and install shipping cap to
prevent accidental firing.
Cable cutter assembly, part number 42305-160, uses a MK 44, MOD 0 cartridge,
which has a shelf life of 15 years from date of manufacture and an installed life of
1. Install cable cutter assembly (5) into boomhead assembly using bolts (6), torque 23-31 in. lbs.
2. Install packing (3) on new CAD (2).
3. Install CAD (2) on cable cutter assembly (5) and torque CAD (2) to 50-75 in. lbs.
4. Install lockwire, securing CAD (2) to cable cutter assembly barrel (4).