2-11. OPERATING PROCEDURES-Continued.
Check operator's manual of disabled vehicle before start of towing. Special services might have to be
done. Maintain proper speed (see para. 2-11a(3)).
Connecting tow cables.
Tow cables (1) are used when towing over rough, uneven ground (cross-
There is one tow cable located on right side of vehicle and one located on left
Position rear of M88A1 in front of disabled vehicle. Loosen wingnut (2) on each clamp (3) and pull
three clamps off each cable.
Before hooking cables, turn engine off and set brakes in both vehicles.
Do not bend or loop cables when rigging vehicles for towing. This will weaken
cables and cause rigging to break. Cross cables as shown on illustration below.
Tow cable shackles (4) and tow cable hooks (5) are located in left side storage
Steps (b), (c), and (d) must be repeated for both tow cables.