OPERATION OF FRONT WINCH
All winching and recovery operations will be performed IAW FM 20-22.
Preparation for Use.
Park vehicle directly facing object to be winched, if possible. If vehicle cannot be parked in a direct
line with object to be winched, refer to task e.
Place transmission selector lever (3) in N (neutral).
Apply parking brake (4).
Turn ignition switch (1) and battery switch (2) to OFF position.
Before opening reservoir, make sure area around reservoir filler cap is clean. Do not allow dirt,
dust, or water to enter reservoir. Failure to do this may cause damage to internal components.
Do not proceed with winch operation if oil level is less than halfway from end of dipstick to FULL
mark on wrecker models or in red area of dipstick on all other models. Damage to internal
components may result.
Check oil level in hydraulic oil reservoir (5). Refer to paragraph 2-4 for locations of hydraulic oil