a. General. General instructions for towing and recovery are given in FM 20-22.
Do not attempt to tow a disabled truck with a tow chain wrapped around the
center of the front bumper.
Do not attempt to push a disabled truck. Use the towing procedure only.
Never exceed 15 mph while towing any type of wheeled vehicle.
b. Towing the Truck to Start Engine.
Diesel and multifuel engine trucks may be towed to start only in an emergency, and
then only with tbe approval of the maintenance office. Normally, a slave cable
should be used to start the engine.
Make certain that service brakes of disabled truck are operating properly
(1) When the disabled truck does not have at least 75 psi of air pressure registered on the
air pressure gage, charge air system as follows:
(a) Connect air hose between the air service coupling (1) located under front fender, on
right hand side of disabled truck, and the air service coupling located at rear frame, on left hand
side of tow truck.
(b) open air service coupling cutoff cock (2) on both trucks.
(c) Start engine of tow truck and operate until air pressure gage of disabled truck
registers 100 psi.
(d) Close both cutoff cocks (2) and remove air hose from service couplings (1).