CHAPTER 3 OPERATOR/CREW MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. Lubrication Instructions
Detailed lubrication information
General. Lubrication of winch assembly is covered in lubrication chart (Fig. 3-1). Keep all lubricants in closed
containers and stored in a clean, dry place away from external heat. Allow no dust, dirt, or other foreign material to mix
with lubricants. Keep all lubrication equipment clean and ready for use. See Chapter 2 for operation under unusual
conditions, and modify lubrication frequency accordingly.
Cleaning. Keep all external parts not requiring lubrication clean of lubricants. Before lubricating equipment, wipe
all lubrication points free of dirt and grease. Clean all lubrication points after lubricating to prevent accumulation of
Points of lubrication
Service lubrication points at proper intervals as illustrated in figure 3- 1.
The engine crankcase oil level must be checked frequently, as oil consumption may increase.
The engine and transmission oil may require changing more frequently than usual because contamination by
dilution and sludge formation will increase under cold weather operating conditions.
Section II. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
General. To insure that the winch is ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected systematically so that
defects may be discovered and corrected before they result in serious damage or failure. The necessary preventive
maintenance checks and services to be performed are listed in TM 551930-209-14&P-19, Chapter 18.