Positioning the M88 Hoist.
The M578 hoist.
To position the M578 properly, place the
M578 directly behind the tank, in line with the tank's
center line, and set the M578 on the spade (5). Center the
sling (1) over the powerpack, and set the suspension
lockout and the brakes (fig. 1-15).
STAY CLEAR OF THE SLING AND BOOM AT ALL TIMES. THE SLING
AND BOOK ARE HEAVY AND POWERFUL AND CAN STRIKE AND INJURE
The M553 hoist.
Position the M553 parallel to the right
side of the tank so they are three to four feet apart and
center the sling (1) over the powerpack (3). Move the boom
(2) to a 30 angle and extend it about 3 1/2 feet to 4 feet,
ensuring the sling remains centered over the powerpack.
Lock the M553's brakes and position the two outriggers
j. Attach the Sling to the Powerpack.
With the sling (6)
centered over the powerpack (5), hook the two rear sling hooks (1) to
the two transmission lifting eyes (7), and remove the pin (8) from
the clevis (2).
Put the clevis on the front powerpack lifting
bracket (9) and install the pin (fig. 1-16).