b. Towing with Chain or Cable to Start Engine.
Vehicle cannot be towed with chain or cable unless air pressure is
at least 75 psi (517.1 kPa).
In emergencies, disabled vehicles may be towed to start engines
with towing chains or cables. The procedure is the same as for
Towing Vehicle to Start Engine (paragraph 2-20a) except for
attaching the chains or cables. To attach chains and cables,
perform steps (1) through (3).
Towed vehicle should start within 100 yards (91.40 m). If engine
fails to start, stop towing operation. Notify organizational
(1) Attach each end of chain (6) or cable to each lifting shackle (5) of vehicle to be
wed. Chain or cable should be long enough to permit both vehicles to maneuver.
Make sure safety pin has been properly installed and secured in
pintle before proceeding with mission. Failure to comply may
result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
(2) Attach center of chain or cable to the pintle (7) of the towing vehicle.
Apply parking brake on towed vehicle before disconnecting
vehicles. Failure to do so may cause severe injury or death to
(3) Remove and stow chain (6) or cable when towing operation is completed.
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