TOW START DISABLED CARRIER (M548A3) Continued
If tow start handle is not pulled out before carrier begins to move, the engine could start in
reverse causing damage to carrier and injury to personnel.
Do not tow a disabled carrier backward for a distance greater than 1/4 mile (0.4 km), or a speed
greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). Serious damage to transmission will result.
Carrier must be towed between 7 mph (11 km/h) and 14 mph (22 km/h) to start engine.
If tow start handle is released during tow, transmission will drop out of second gear lockup and
engine will not turn over.
Open cover and pull tow start handle to engage transmission in second gear lockup. Signal driver of tow carrier to start.
Hold tow start handle while carrier is being towed.
After engine starts, release tow start handle and close cover. Place transmission shift controller in SL (steering lock) and
signal driver of tow carrier to stop.
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