2-24. TOWING OPERATION
Do not exceed a towing speed of 30 mph (48 kph) or a towing
distance of 30 mi (48 km) without first removing the front
propeller shaft and/or rear propeller shaft with the parking
brake rotor as specified in table 2-3. Failure to remove the
necessary propeller shafts may result in damage to the
transmission and/or transfer case.
Before initiating vehicle recovery, operator should be familiar
with basic vehicle recovery techniques and precautions. Refer to
FM 20-22, Vehicle Recovery Operations.
If propeller shafts are to be removed, notify unit maintenance
Towing pintle (front bumper) provides improved driver control
when moving trailers in hard-to-maneuver areas and during
aircraft loading operations.
a. Towing Vehicle from Front (Four Wheels on Ground).
Always use a tow bar when towing vehicle. Failure to do so may
cause damage to equipment.
(1) Attach towbar (2) to the towing shackle brackets (4) of the vehicle to
be towed and to the pintle hook (1) of the towing vehicle.
(2) Attach safety chain (5) to vehicle frames directly behind bumper (3) or
bumperette (6). Let safety chain (5) dip to about 1 ft (30.5 cm) from the ground.
(3) If towing operation is over a distance of 30 mi (48 km), or towing speed
is expected to be over 30 mph (48 kph), remove propeller shafts specified in
(4) Place transmission and transfer case shift levers in N (neutral).
(5) Depress parking brake release button and release parking brake lever.
(6) Proceed with towing operation. The vehicle is capable of towing a
vehicle of similar weight, fully loaded, for a distance of 50 mi (80 km).
Table 2-3. Towing Operations
Vehicle Towing Mode
Rear wheels up
Front wheels up
Rear off (Parking brake rotor removed)
Four wheels on ground
Front and rear off (Parking brake rotor
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