2-22. OPERATION OF FRONT WINCH
HIGH INTENSITY NOISE
Hearing protection is required for all personnel working in and
around this vehicle while vehicle engine is running.
a. General. Specified 5-ton, 6x6 trucks covered in the manual are equipped with front
winch extension and front winch. The front winch is mounted on front of vehicle on
support brackets attached to vehicle frame. Power for winch operation comes from a
power takeoff mounted on the right side of the transmission. The power takeoff has high,
low, and reverse gears, with neutral points between these gear positions. An internal
automatic safety brake is used to hold winch load when power takeoff is being shifted.
M816 and M819 vehicles have a level winding device and a cable tensioner assembly
mounted on the top of front winch. When rewinding winch cable, the level winding
device causes the cable to be wound tightly and evenly on the drum. When rewinding
winch cable without a load on cable the cable tensioner assembly places tension on winch
cable. This helps prevent kinks in winch cable.
Do not operate winch with a shear pin other than the
aluminum pin shown in the parts list for the winch being used.
Always stand clear of a winch cable under load. A snapped
cable can cause serious injury.
Do not wind out cable when attached to a load. Load must be
wound in only.
b. Preparation for Use:
(1) Start engine; refer to paragraphs 2-12 and 2-13.