STARTING ENGINE BY TOWING
Do not depress accelerator
on towed vehicle and do not
exceed 10 miles per hour
when tow-starting vehicle.
l Do not attempt to tow-start
a M 110A2 with the recovery
vehicle. Use another
M110A2 cannon and muzzle
brake will not clear M578
Connect tow bar (1) between towing
vehicle pintle (2) and towed vehicle tow-
ing lugs (3).
Shift transmission to range 2 on towed
Make sure that all electrical switches are
OFF, that hand throttle is pushed in, and
that engine shutdown handle in towed
vehicle is pushed in against hull.
Turn MASTER switch and instrument
switch ON in towed vehicle.
5 Depress service brake, lift up on parking
brake handle and push handle to panel to
release parking brake on towed vehicle.
6 Tow vehicle forward in a straight line.
Engine should start by the time vehicle
speed reaches 6 to 8 mph (9.65 to
7 When engine in towed vehicle starts,
shift into N (neutral) and adjust hand
throttle until engine operates at fast idle
(1,000 to 1,200 rpm).
8 Allow engine to warm up at 1,000 to
1,200 rpm for approximately 5 minutes.
Watch that BATTERY/generator indicator
returns to NORMAL zone.
Place transrnission shift lever
in neutral and lock brakes on
both vehicles before remov-
ing tow bar.
9 Disconnect tow bar from both vehicles.
10 Perform instrument panel checkout pro-
cedures during engine warm-up period.
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