TOWING DISABLED CARRIER (M548A3) 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 and use brakes to stop carrier, when 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 have been disconnected.
Carrier could roll and kill or injure personnel when final drive shafts are disconnected. Block
carrier tracks and connect tow bar to disabled carrier and to tow vehicle before disconnecting
If transmission is inoperable, or if final drive or track assembly is missing, the transmission oil
pumps will not operate. Serious damage will occur inside the transmission. Do not tow carrier
with drive shafts connected. Unit maintenance should disconnect drive shafts before towing
Carrier may be towed backwards a maximum of 1/4 mile (0.40 km) at 5 mph (8 km/hr) or less
when final drive to transmission drive shafts are connected. Damage to transmission will result
if carrier is towed backwards faster than 5 mph (8 km/hr) or further than 1/4 mile (0.40 km).