OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
SLAVE STARTING MACHINE - CONTINUED
Allow "live" machine to run for approximately 5 minutes to charge batteries on "dead" machine.
Start engine of "dead" machine (WP 0005 00). If engine on "dead" machine fails to start, notify Unit Maintenance.
Disconnect NATO slave cable from "dead" machine, then from "live" machine.
WAR N I N G
Ensure proper towing procedures are followed when towing machine. Failure to follow proper towing
procedures may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment:
·DO NOT use a chain or tow cable when towing a disabled machine. A chain link can break, causing
injury or death to personnel.
·Ensure towbar is in good condition and of suitable load capacity.
·Towbar capacity must be at least 20 tons.
·Attach towbar only to towing lugs provided at rear of machine.
·When attaching towing connections, carefully move towing machine into position. Always use a
ground guide and DO NOT stand directly between machines.
·DO NOT tow faster than 1.2 mph (2 kph).
·DO NOT have tension on towbar when inspecting it. DO NOT jerk on towbar; it may break.
·DO NOT allow operator on machine unless operator can control steering and/or brakes.
·When drive shafts are removed, machine has NO parking or secondary brakes. To prevent machine
from rolling, wheels must be blocked securely. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury or
death to personnel.
·Always block wheels before removing axle shafts or disengaging parking brake.
Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.
These instructions are for towing machine for a short distance at low speed, no more than 1.2 mph (2 kph).
These instructions are for emergencies ONLY.
Always transport machine if longer distance moving is required.
Towing machine should be as large as or larger than towed machine. Towing machine must have sufficient brake
capacity, weight, and power to do the job. Towing machine must be able to control both machines for the grade and
distance that is involved.
As required by grade and towing conditions, additional towing machines may be used.
If towed machine is loaded, it MUST be equipped with operational brakes.
Always block machine wheels before preparing for towing.
Provide shields on both machines involved in towing. This will protect personnel if towbar breaks.
DO NOT allow operator on machine during towing unless operator can control steering and/or brakes.
Before towing, ensure towbar is in good condition and of suitable load capacity.
Place an observer in a safe position in order to watch towing procedure. Towing must stop if towing machine
moves without moving disabled machine.
Tow machine with a slow, steady movement. Quick machine movement could overload towbar and cause it to
Before returning machine to service, ensure all necessary repairs and adjustments have been performed.