(3) For very heavy loads (over 20,000 lbs (9,080 kg)), use single sheave snatch
block (4) or double sheave snatch block (5), or a combination of these two. This will
increase pulling power of winch. Use field chocks to stabilize vehicle.
(4) Attach cable sling or utility chain (8) around load (7) to be pulled.
Never wrap winch cable around load. The cable may get pinched
or kinked, and be weakened.
(5) Attach winch cable chain hook (6) to cable sling or utility chain (8) on load (7).
(6) For heavy rear recovery operations, use field chocks (9) and tree or other object
for vehicle anchor. Wrap front winch chain (3) around tree or other object as shown.
Refer to paragraph 2-22 for front winch operating instructions.
f. Pulling the Load.
During all winch operations, the instant that slack in winch line
is taken up is critical. Tell all personnel to stand clear of winch
line and load to avoid injury.
A snapped winch line or shifting load can be very dangerous. If
load shifts, presenting hazard, stop pulling and readjust load. If
any part of the equipment fails, stop operations and tell organ-
(1) Start engine (refer to paragraphs 2-12 and 2-13).
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