DEGRADED OPERATION - Continued
If the FEL, backhoe, or stabilizers cannot be raised, contact Field Maintenance for BHL
recovery. Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Do not attempt to start engine by towing the BHL. Failure to comply may result in damage to
Only tow the BHL far enough to reach safe repair location or onto trailer. Do not tow more
than one mile (1.6 km). Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Tow straps should be attached only to the front tiedown brackets, or if necessary, to each
side of the front axle. Do not allow the tow straps to contact the steering linkages. Failure to
comply may result in damage to equipment.
For description and use of operator controls and indicators, refer to WP 0004 thru WP 0009.
1. Inspect both tow straps as follows:
a. Check straps for holes, cuts, snags, or embedded particles.
b. Check for broken or worn stitching.
Check for excessive wear, knots, or damage to the loop eyes.
d. Check that red thread is not visible in the strap webbing.
e. Check for evidence of excessive ultraviolet light exposure, including bleaching of the strap color,
increased brittleness of the material, or surface abrasions in areas not normally in contact with the
BHL or towing vehicle.
Do not use tow straps if any of the above conditions are found.
2. Engage parking brake.
3. Shift direction control lever to neutral position.
4. Set 4WD switch to neutral position.
5. On uneven ground, block front and rear wheels with wheel chocks.
6. Start engine. Raise FEL, backhoe, and stabilizers off ground, into transport position. Shut engine off.