Winches, Cranes, and Power Takeoff (PTO) Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
17-11.1. HEAVY-DUTY WINCH CABLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION (M984E1) (CONT).
c. New Cable Break-in.
If a new cable was installed, it must be wrapped on the drum under tension using
another vehicle as a load source. The load source vehicle must have a driver at
the controls, who is in full control of the vehicle (brakes and steering) at all
times. The winching vehicle and the load source vehicle must be on level ground.
The load source vehicle must be directly behind the winching vehicle.
(1) Position load source vehicle.
(2) Connect heavy-duty winch cable to load source vehicle.
All winching performed in this procedure must be with the engine of the
winching vehicle at low idle. Failure to do so could result in damage to
(3) While Soldier A winds in heavy-duty winch cable (TM 9-2320-279-10-2) Soldier B keeps cable
suspended slightly above the ground.
(4) Disconnect heavy-duty winch cable from the load source vehicle.
(5) Repeat Steps 1 thru 4 three times or until cable is tight to the drum.
(6) Lower heavy-duty winch screen (TM 9-2320-279-10-2).
d. Follow-on Maintenance
(1) Wind in heavy-duty winch cable (TM 9-2320-279-10).
(2) Lower heavy-duty winch protective screen (TM 9-2320-279-10).
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