OPERATE TOW CABLES -- CONTINUED
Stay out from between vehicles while M88A2 is being positioned. Failure may result
in personnel being crushed between vehicles.
Do not bend or loop cables when rigging vehicle for towing. This will weaken cables
and cause them to break. Failure to comply may result in injury or DEATH to person-
nel or damage to equipment.
1. Position M88A2 in front or rear of disabled vehicle, depress brakes, shift transmission selector lever to park (P) to
lock brakes. Shut down engine (WP 0019 00).
2. Remove four locking pins (5) and four clevis pins (6) from four 50--ton shackles (7).
3. Install 50--ton shackles (7) on ends of tow cables.
Ensure locking pins are securely fastened in clevis pins to avoid separation of tow
cable from vehicle. Failure to comply may result in injury or DEATH to personnel or
damage to equipment.
4. For towing, connect 50--ton shackles (7) to front lifting eyes of disabled vehicle, and rear towing lugs, upper eyes
only, on M88A2. Install four clevis pins (6) and four locking pins (5). Tow cables should cross when installed
Shackles will not fit rear towing eyes of all vehicles. Use highest strength shackle
available for each application. See WP 0041 00 for Abrams FOV.