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Operation Under Unusual Conditions (Cont)
(18) While Soldier A pays out winch cable (10), Soldier B pulls cable to tree,
another heavy vehicle (para 2-48a), or heavy object.
(19) When winch cable (10) is let out to heavy object, set winch shift
lever (5) to center position.
(20) Set PTO ENGAGE switch (2) to OFF.
(21) If snatch block must be used for self-recovery operation, attach
self-recovery winch cable (10) to snatch block (para 2-42a) and connect
end of self-recovery winch cable to mired vehicle left rear towing eye
(para 2-43a). Attach snatch block to tree, vehicle, or heavy object
C A U T I O N
There must be at least five wraps of cable on winch. If
load is applied with less than five wraps of cable on
winch, cable may come loose on drum.
(22) Check that there are at least five wraps of winch cable (10) left on
winch (16). If there are not at least five wraps of winch cable left on
winch, stop using self-recovery winch and continue with step (50) o f
C A U T I O N
Do not go over winch pull capacity or winch could be
d a m a g e d .
(23) Make sure weight of mired vehicle and amount of winch cable (10) left
on winch (16) does not go over pull capacity (FM 20-22 and Table 2-8).
If pull will go over capacity, stop using self-recovery winch and
continue with step (50) of this procedure.
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N O T E
If winch cable will be connected to another vehicle
acting as a stationary anchor, refer to FM 20-22 or
(para 2-43a) for connecting procedures.
(24) Connect winch cable (10) to heavy object, if using self-recovery
winch (16) will not go over winch pull capacity.
(25) Make sure winch shift lever (5) is at center position.
(26) Make sure PTO ENGAGE switch (2) is set to OFF.
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