The following step is used only if
vehicle winch cannot be placed in
direct line with load to be pulled
(8) If vehicle cannot be placed in direct
line with load (6), attach snatch block (7) to
winch cable (9) and secure with utility chain
d. Pulling or Lifting Load.
Medium wreckers (M816) have
field chocks for heavy recovery
operations (refer to paragraph
Direct all personnel to stand clear of winch cable. A snapped cable
or shifting load can cause serious injuries.
This operation is best accomplished by the operator and an
(1) Depress clutch pedal (14). Lift
hinged locking plate on floorboard and
place winch control lever (11) in "L" (low)
position. Make sure gearshift lever (13) is in
N (neutral) position (10) and release clutch
(2) Regulate winch operating speed by depressing accelerator pedal (12) or pulling
out hand throttle control handle. Do not operate at excessive or erratic speed, which may
cause an overload, resulting in broken winch shearpin.