Table 2-1. Unit Level Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (CONT).
Item to Be
Inspect crane hoist cable (1) for weak points in
cable and points where greatest stress occurs.
Inspect for worn spots. Worn spots will
show up as shiny flattened spots on cable
Outer wires are
reduced in diameter by
Strands must be inspected to determine if
one or more wires are broken.
Cable is frayed,
kinked, worn or
Inspect strands. If individual wires are
broken next to one another, count broken
wires. If six randomly distributed broken
wires in one lay (distance in which strands
make one complete turn around the cable) or
three broken wires in one strand in one lay are
found, replace cable (Para 5-5).