Tow Bar Dimensions and Proper Use

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Chuck W.
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Tow Bar Dimensions and Proper Use

Post by Chuck W. » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:12 am

Thanks to Chris and Tom for the following information. Please feel free to add additional photos, drawings, etc. We'd also like to see photos of your finished product.

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Re: Tow Bar Dimensions

Post by GUNNUT in Iowa » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:05 pm

Sorry, I guess I am too late. :cry:

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Re: Tow Bar Dimensions

Post by Chuck W. » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:22 pm

I don't think we can have too much information, thanks!

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Re: Tow Bar Dimensions

Post by Chuck W. » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:27 pm

With all the talk about tow bars, I thought it might be helpful to post the towing instructions from the Operator's Manual. TM 9-2320-246-10
There are a couple of things you MUS do before you tow your mule: Steering should be locked into 2-wheel steer, the steering arm on the steering box must be disengaged by pulling and turning the T handle locking pin, and both the transmission and transfer gears must be in neutral. From my personal experience, I'd add, don't try to back up!

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