5. Pull winch control lever (6) to pay out winch cable (7) while assistant routes winch cable (7) to equipment.
Release winch control lever (6) when it is determined ample winch cable (7) is available for connection to
Always be sure there are at least five wraps of winch cable on winch drum. If there are less
than five wraps of winch cable on winch drum, winch cable may come loose and damage
Ensure weight of equipment and amount of winch cable left on winch does not go over pull
capacity (refer to FM 4-30.31 and Heavy-Duty Winch Pull Capacity Table below).
6. Check that there are at least five wraps of winch cable (7) on winch (8). If there are not at least five wraps of
winch cable (7) on winch (8), move tractor vehicle closer to equipment and continue loading, or shut down winch
Table 1. Heavy-Duty Winch Pull Capacity.
CABLE ON DRUM (ft.)
If HIGH IDLE was not used, skip to Step (8).
7. Set HIGH IDLE switch (5) to OFF.
8. Connect winch cable (7) to equipment.
Using remote-control unit and operating heavy-duty winch away from vehicle will lessen the
possibility of injury or death to personnel if winch cable separates under tension.
1. Engage (push in) Cable Hold Down control (1).