2-16. OPERATION OF HYDRAULIC RESCUE TOOL (Continued).
(3) Pulling procedures.
a. Belts and Buckle Assemblies.
1. To pull a steering column, simply open the arms of the rescue tool to 32 inches and attach an adjuster
buckle and 12 foot belt to each arm. Loop one 48 inch loop around the steering column and the other
48 inch loop around the axle or any anchor point on the front of the car. Position the tool and remove
the slack by pulling on the loose ends of the 12 foot belts until taut.
2. Check that as much slack as possible has been taken up by pulling on the loose ends of the 12 foot
belt, then close the arms.
2-17. OPERATION OF 10 TON HYDRAULIC RESCUE TOOL.
The 10 ton hydraulic rescue tool is designed to perform many functions. The pump, ram and attachments may be
Do not overload ram. Overloading can cause cracked cyl-
inders, blown caps, bent plungers and ruptured hoses.
Do not over-extend the ram. This may push the plunger out
of the top of the ram with violent results. When using a
chain do not stand in line with the chain at any time. Do
not cross twist, kink, knot or shorten any chain with a pin.
Do not allow running loads to pass over chains. Do not
use chains over sharp corners without protective padding.
Do not form a loop by putting the point of a hook into a
link. Do not use heat near or on a chain or any attachment.
Do not use a chain whose links are twisted or bent, have
nicks or gouges, shows excessive wear, stretch or spread
in the links. Any such chain should be replaced immedi-
ately. Failure to heed these warning may result in damage
to the equipment or failure resulting in personal injury or
High pressure hydraulic oil can cause personal injury. Do
not hold hose or fittings in your hand while under pressure.
Do not drop heavy objects on hose. A sharp impact can
damage wire braid of hose leading to possible failure or
personal injury. Avoid sharp kings and bends in hose. Pe-
riodically, inspect hoses for kinks, cuts and bulges. Re-
move hose from service immediately if the foregoing are
observed. Do not carry the pump by the hose.