OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
TOWING - CONTINUED
Do NOT use a chain for pulling a disabled machine. A chain link may break, causing injury or death to per-
Perform step h if using wire tow cables and two towing machines.
Connect heavy-duty wire tow cables to disabled machine and to towing machines as follows:
(1) Connect one cable to front towing lugs of disabled machine. Connect second cable to tiedown points at rear of
Carefully move towing machines into position. Always use a ground guide and do NOT standing directly
between machines. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
(2) Position one towing machine at front and connect to front tow cable. Do NOT exceed a 30-degree angle from
straight-ahead position. Keep towline angle to a minimum.
(3) Position second machine at rear and connect to rear tow cable.
Remove wheel blocks from disabled machine.
Ensure all personnel and equipment are clear. Position a ground guide in a safe position to monitor towing procedure.
Do NOT tow at speeds over 1.2 mph (2 kph). Damage to equipment may result.
Proceed to tow with caution. Gradual, steady machine movement will be the most effective. Stop towing and evaluate
progress and security of connections if towing machine moves without moving the disabled machine.
Do NOT proceed without first securing disabled machine against movement by blocking wheels. Failure to
follow this warning could result in injury or death to personnel.
When disabled machine has reached its destination, block wheels of machine before removing towing equipment.
Be sure to reconnect steering cylinder hose connections properly after towing. Failure to do so will result in
nonfunctioning steering system. Injury to personnel could result.
m. Return steering cylinder hose connections to their operational configuration.
Towing With Engine Running.
a. If transmission and steering are operational, machine may be towed with engine running for a short distance only. An
example is pulling machine out of the mud or to the side of the road to clear traffic.
Do NOT allow operator on machine unless both steering and brakes are operational. Failure to follow this
warning could cause injury or death to personnel.
Operator of disabled machine must steer machine in the direction of the towline.
Follow instructions and precautions as outlined in Towing With Engine Stopped.