M977, M955, and M984E1 Crane Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
17-20.1. HOIST CABLE FOLLOWER REPAIR (M977 AND M985) (CONT).
When second spring is released, cable follower may fly up against bracket. Keep
hands and face away from this area, or injury to personnel may result.
Remove spring on side with extra block first.
Hold cable follower (1) up and install small wooden block (2) to aid disassembly. Pry ends of two
springs (3) down to remove spring pressure on cable follower.
Remove two screws (4), four thrust washers (5), and cable follower (1) from bracket (6) and
separate two springs (3).