Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (Cont)
Item to be
Cable can become frayed or contain
broken wires. Wear heavy leather gloves
when handling cable. Frayed or broken
wires can injure hands. Failure to
comply may result in injury to personnel.
Spool out hoist cable completely (TM 9-2320-
a. Hoist cable is
366-20-1); and inspect for kinks, sharp bends,
abrasions, and broken wires.
Check that there are no more than six
b. More than six
randomly distributed broken wires in any six-
broken wires in a
inch section of cable or three broken wires in
one bundle (breaks 3,4,5) in a six-inch
or three broken
wires in one
bundle in a six-
inch section is
Kinking, crushing, or any other damage
resulting in distortion of the cable structure.