Personal injury or death could result when towing a disabled machine incorrectly.
Block the machine to prevent movement before releasing the brakes. The machine can roll free if it is not blocked.
Follow the recommendations below to properly perform the towing procedure.
These towing instructions are for moving a disabled machine a short distance, only a few feet at low speed, no faster than 2 km/h (1.2 mph), to a convenient location for repair. These instructions are for emergencies only. Always haul the machine if long distance moving is required.
Shielding must be provided on the towing machine to protect the operator if the tow line or bar should break.
Do not allow riders on the machine being towed unless the operator can control the steering and/or braking.
Before towing, make sure the tow line or bar is in good condition and has enough strength for the towing situation involved. Use a towing line or bar with a strength of at least 1.5 times the gross weight of the towing machine, for a disabled machine stuck in mud or when towing on a grade.
Keep the tow line angle to a minimum. Do not exceed a 30° angle from the straight ahead position.
Quick machine movement could overload the tow line or bar and cause it to break. Gradual and smooth machine movement is essential.
Normally, the towing machine should be as large as the disabled machine. Satisfy yourself that the towing machine has enough brake capacity, weight and power to control both machines for the grade and distance involved.
To provide sufficient control and braking when moving a disabled machine downhill, a larger towing machine or additional machines connected to the rear could be required. This will prevent it from rolling uncontrolled.
The different situation requirements cannot be given, as minimal towing machine capacity is required on smooth level surfaces, to maximum on inclines or poor surface conditions.
Consult your AVSpare dealer for additional towing information for a disabled machine.
When short distance towing is necessary, drain the final drives in a clean pan. Remove the covers. Remove the retaining rings from the sun gears. Remove the sun gears. Install the covers. Be sure the O-Rings are not damaged. Fill the final drives again with clean oil. See the Operation and Maintenance Guide.
NOTE: Be sure the sun gears and retaining rings are installed again after all towing is completed.