b. Operation of Wrecker Crane (M819).
HIGH INTENSITY NOISE
Hearing protection is required for all personnel working in and
around this vehicle with the engine running.
Positioning of the M819 wrecker for crane operation is the same as
for the M816 vehicle for rear winch and crane operations.
(1) Lifting and Swinging the Load.
(a) Start engine (refer to paragraphs
2-12 and 2-13).
(b) Move main floodlight switch (8)
to ON position for night operation. Move
switch (9) to ON for each floodlight to be
(c) Depress clutch pedal (13) all
(d) Move gearshift lever (10) to
4 (fourth) gear (15).
(e) Move transfer selector lever (11) to N (neutral) position.
(f) Move transfer power takeoff lever (12) up all the way.
(g) Release clutch pedal (13) slowly.
(h) Pull hand throttle out until engine speed registers 1,250 rpm.
(i) Depress service brake pedal (5).
(j) Press electric brake lock switch button (14) and release service brake pedal (5).
Release lock switch button (14).
Lifting device can be utility chains or cable slings, or any special
device made to lift load.