OPERATION OF MEDIUM WRECKER (Contd)
(12) Release level wind (1) by pulling out
lock knob (2), rotating it 90 degrees, and releasing knob
(13) Turn on floodlights (5) for night
operation if tactical situation permits.
Torque control lever must be in HIGH
or LOW before directional control lever
can be operated.
(14) Remove travel pin (8) and pull torque
control lever (7) outward to HIGH.
Wear hand protection when handling winch cable. Do not handle
cable with bare hands. Broken wires may result in injury.
Cable and snatch block ratings on level surface are 14,
500 lb (6, 583 kg) for 3/4 in. (19 mm) cable; 22, 500 lb
(10, 215 kg) for single sheave snatch block; 27, 500 lb
(12, 485 kg) for double-sheave snatch block.
(15) To unwind winch cable:
Release cable tensioner
switch (9) if engaged.
Remove travel pin (8)
and pull directional control lever (6)
outward to UNWIND until winch cable
hook and chain (3) are loosened from
Direct crewmember to
free cable hook and chain (3) from rear
maintaining manual tension on cable, pull
directional control lever (6) outward to
After required length of
cable (14) has been unwound, return
directional control lever (6) to NEUTRAL.