c. Flat-Towing With Towbar.
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.
Never permit a driver or passenger in towed vehicle unless in an
emergency. Failure of equipment may cause injury to
Vehicle with inoperative compressed air system will be towed only
with a towbar. Vehicles with compressed air in air reservoir may
be towed with a towbar, tow chain, or tow cable if towed vehicle
has at least 75 psi (517 kPa) on air pressure gage, indicating
enough pressure in air reservoir to operate service brakes.
General instructions for towing and recovery are given in
(1) Adjust towbar (3) to fully collapsed
length and connect to towed vehicle lifting
shackle brackets (1) and to towing vehicle
Connect utility chains between
vehicles in the event towbar
breaks or becomes disconnected.
Injury or death can result.
(2) Connect the two utility chains (5) to spring hangers (4) on disabled vehicle by
crisscrossing when securing to towing vehicle.
(3) Connect airbrake system of towing vehicle to intervehicular couplings located
under front fenders of vehicle to be towed.
Failure to turn on air shutoff valves will result in loss of brakes on
towed vehicle. This may cause injury to personnel.
(4) Turn on both service and emergency brakes air shutoff valves.
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