Care and Handling.
Use care in handling packing sling or cargo nets as metal parts can cause personal injury.
Use every effort to protect the slings or cargo nets from the weather elements, dust, dirt, oil
grease, acids, and direct sunlight.
Avoid exposing legs or nets to prolonged exposure to sunlight, inspection lights or fluorescent
lights. Nylon material is subject to deterioration under ultraviolet light.
Use a heated building to store slings and cargo nets when available. Store slings and cargo
nets in a dry, well ventilated location, protected from pilferage, dampness, fire dirt, insects,
rodents, and direct sunlight.
1-10. Equipment Differences.
10,000 and 25,000 lb. Sling Assemblies. Visible differences are shown in Table 1-1.
Table 1-1. Visible Differences Between the 10,000- and 25,000-Pound Capacity Sling Set.
Sling rope color
Sling rope diameter
1 ¼ inches
Dull gray aluminum
Number chain links
5,000 and 10,000 lb. Cargo Net Assemblies. Visible differences are shown in table 1-2
Table 1-2. Visible Differences Between the 5,000-and 10,000-Pound Capacity Cargo Net Sets.
SECTION III. PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
The operation of external transport equipment is outlined in FM 55-450-1.