2-6. COUPLING TRAILER TO TOWING VEHICLE (Con't).
Close pintle (4) and install pintle Iockpin (9).
h. Attach safety chains (7) from trailer to towing vehicle by crossing them under drawbar coupler (8) to
opposite side eyebolts on towing vehicle.
Step i applies to M416A1 only.
Connect breakaway chain (6) to footman loop (5) at rear of towing vehicle.
Connect intervehicular cable (2) to receptacle (3) on towing vehicle.
Do not raise landing leg (11) unless trailer is coupled to towing vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning could cause trailer to fall, resulting in injury to personnel or
damage to equipment.
Pull Iockpin (1 O) on landing leg (11)
l. Rotate landing leg (11) upward and lock it
in position by pushing Iockpin (10) inward and turning
Iockpin handle down.
2-7. TOWING INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to FM 21-305 for further information on safe driving practices.
a. General. Perform operator/crew During (D) PMCS while operating the trailer.
b. Driving. Keep in mind the overall length of the towing vehicle and trailer when passing other vehicles,
turning, and backing.
c. Turning. When turning corners, remember that the trailer wheels turn inside the turning radius of the
towing vehicle. Make a right turn by driving the towing vehicle approximately halfway into the intersection and
then cutting sharply to the right. This will keep trailer wheels off the curb. Keep the vehicle close enough to the
edge of the road to prevent following vehicles from attempting to pass on the right.
d. Stopping. During normal operation stepping on the brake pedal will stop both the towing vehicle and
trailer. Apply brakes gradually and smoothly.