VEHICLE RECOVERY OPERATIONS -- CONTINUED
PAY OUT MAIN WINCH CABLE BY BACKTRACKING FROM DISABLED VEHICLE: -- CONTINUED
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.
If rigging for a single line pull, do steps 4 and 5. If rigging for a double line pull, do steps 6
Main winch cable must be kept under tension when paying out. Failure to comply will cause
damage to the main winch.
Start pay out of main winch cable slowly. Fast initial pay out can cause the cable to unspool.
Failure to comply may result in damage to main winch.
4. Raise main winch lever cover and move MAIN WINCH operating lever (2) to PAYOUT and pay out enough main
winch cable to reach the tow cables.
5. Attach main winch cable to tow cable sling legs using two 18--ton shackles and one 50--ton shackle. This
provides a winch point along the disabled vehicles center line which allows for a straight line pull back to the
M88A2. Go to step (9).