TOWING DISABLED CARRIER (M548A1) Continued
INSTALL TOW BAR ON DISABLED CARRIER AND RECOVERY VEHICLE
A towed carrier does not have steering until it reaches 3 mph (5 km/hr). Personnel can be killed
or injured. Use tow bar or two tow cables. Use brakes to stop carrier, as necessary.
Steering and braking control are lost when final drive shafts are disconnected. Personnel can be
killed or injured. Do not use tow cables when drive shafts are disconnected.
Carrier can roll and kill or injure personnel when final drive shafts are disconnected. Block
tracks. Connect tow bar to disabled carrier and tow vehicle before disconnecting drive shafts.
If transmission is inoperable, or if final drive or track assembly is missing, transmission oil
pumps will not operate. Serious damage will occur inside transmission. Do not tow carrier with
drive shafts connected. Unit maintenance should disconnect drive shafts before towing carrier.
Carrier may be towed a maximum of 30 miles (48km) at 10 mph (16km/hr) or less when final
drive to transmission drive shafts are connected. Damage to transmission will result if carrier is
towed faster than 10 mph (16 km/hr) or further than 30 miles (48km).