Start the diesel engine.
If it is necessary to force cable closer together during winding, do so with a 2" x 4" piece of wood.
Never strike cable with a hammer or other metal tools.
Slowly and carefully wind full length of cable on drum. For first winding, turn drum slowly and guide cable
so that coils are side by side, with each coil firmly against preceding coil. Use a two by four piece of wood to drive coils
tightly together. Good coiling is dependent on proper wrap and minimum fleet angle.
Section II. MOVEMENT TO A NEW WORKSITE
4-3. Dismantling for Movement
Short Distance Movement. To move the winch assembly a short distance, attach towing vehicle to two front
towing rings, and tow unit to worksite. Loop a bridle around front piece at front of aluminum skid base. Connect crawler
tractor close to front so front of winch is lifted up during tow. This prevents sand from getting into the winch drums.
Preparation for Long Distance Movement.
Stow all tools and equipment securely in their proper positions.
Drain diesel engine fuel tank.
Stow all steel stakes, connecting plates and turnbuckles.
Roll up all winch cable on reels.
Attach suitable lifting device of at least 20,000 pounds capacity to lifting eyes as illustrated in figure 4-3
and lift winch assembly on carrier bed.
Secure winch assembly, stakes and equipment to carrier bed with steel strapping or chain and move the
equipment to new worksite.
4-4. installation after Movement
Remove tie down straps or chains securing winch assembly on carrier bed.
Remove stakes, chains and other equipment from carrier bed.
Refer to paragraph 4-2 and prepare winch assembly for operation.
Section III. Preventive Maintenance Checks And Services
4-5. Organizational Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services are detailed in TM 55-1930-209-14/P-19, Chapter 18.