VEHICLE RECOVERY OPERATIONS -- CONTINUED
PAY OUT MAIN WINCH CABLE FOR SINGLE LINE RECOVERY USING AUXILIARY WINCH -- CONTINUED
3. Attach 6.5--ton snatch block to tow lug of disabled vehicle using a shackle (items 39 through 42, Table 1, WP
Cable can become frayed or contain broken wires. Wear leather--palmed work gloves when
handling cable. Frayed or broken wires can injure hands.
Never let cable slide through hands, even when wearing gloves. A broken wire could cut
through glove and injure hand.
4. Move AUX WINCH operating lever (1) to PAYOUT position, payout auxiliary winch cable to disabled vehicle
keeping tension on cable.
5. Feed auxiliary winch cable through 6.5--ton snatch block on disabled vehicle, back to the front of the M88A2 and
remove nut and bolt (or headless pin and cotter pin) from main winch cable and secure auxiliary winch cable to
main winch cable using bolt and nut (or headless pin and cotter pin).
6. Increase engine speed to 1800 rpm.