OPERATE WINCH (M548A1) Continued
Pull out the clutch handle lock and move the drum clutch handle to disengaged position.
As you operate the winch, check for grabbing or excessive play in the drum lock and clutch
handle. If you notice anything wrong, report the problem to unit maintenance.
Always leave at least four turns of wire rope on the winch drum.
Pull out the wire rope by hand.
Secure the wire rope to a suitable anchor point. A snatch block and utility chain are stowed under the water can in the
cab. You can use them to help secure the rope to the anchor point. Pick an anchor point as nearly straight in front of the
carrier as you can so the rope will wind on the drum smoothly.