Prior to removing winch cable from payload, winch operator must be sure the
winch cables have enough slack to relieve tension in the cable or injury to
personnel may result.
(24) Winch operator must continue to pay out both winch cables (24 and 36) until cables are touching platform.
Extreme caution must be used when removing winch cables from payload. Cable
may be under tension or be twisted. If winch cable has tension when removed,
slowly and carefully, using both hands, rotate cable to relieve tension. Do not
allow cable to twist or whip freely or injury to personnel my result.
(25) Check for twist in both winch cables. Remove cotter pins (26) and shouldered pins (27) from clevises on both
drivers and passenger side winch cables (36 and 24) and remove cables from shackles (11) on both upper
recovery eyes (15 and 16) on payload.
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