Neither initial nor periodic proof load testing of the 10,000 and 25,000 lb. capacity
sling is required to be performed by using units.
a. Sling Assembly. Before using a sling set, inspect all metalware for proper operation, rust, corrosion, cracks,
bends, distortions, burrs, sharp edges, grease, oil, acid, or foreign matter. Check for any missing components
If bends, cracks, or distortions are present, the sling cannot be used. If any of the maximum criteria is
exceeded, the rope must be replaced. Do not be alarmed if fuzziness appears on the rope. This is one of the
characteristics of nylon and does not affect the strength of the rope.
Outer jacket yarns in the 10,000-pound capacity rope are identified by a braided strand about three-thirty
seconds of an inch in diameter. in the 25,000-pound capacity rope, yams are identified by a braided strand
about one-eighth inch in diameter. Refer to the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) when replacing
b. Cargo Nets. First spread out the net flat on the ground Make sure the lifting legs are pulled free of the
body of the net Inspect each hook for burrs, cracks, and distortions. Begin the inspection with the hook next to
the apex fitting. Then check the other three hooks, ending with the hook that has the apex fitting attached to It.
Use a metal file to smooth out any burrs. Burrs could snag or cut into the net. Corrective action now will
prevent having to replace or repair major portions of the net later. Nets with badly damaged or missing metal
hooks must be returned to the direct support unit for replacement.