2-29. Lifting Leg.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 3, Appendix B
Hook keeper strap removed (para 2-31)
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 4, Appendix B
Shears, Item 9, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Heavy Duty, Item 12, Appendix B
Yardstick, Item 15, Appendix B
Webbing, Nylon, Type XXVI, Item 21, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size 6, Item 13, Appendix D
Inspect. To inspect the two lifting legs, start with the outside strap where it is looped and sewn around
the border cord. Check stitching for damage or unraveling. Inspect the length of the lifting leg, place thumb on
one side and index finger and middle finger on other. Run hand over entire length of webbing If a cut or rub
exceed 1/2 Inch in length replace lifting leg.
Repair of lifting legs is accomplished at direct support (DS) maintenance level
only, in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC), Appendix B.
Repair. (figure 2-17 and 2-18)
Remove stitching 3 inches above and below cut or abrasion (A, figure 2-17).
Cut a 6-inch length of nylon webbing (1).
Fold and insert webbing in between lifting leg (2) (B, figure 2-17).'
Using a heavy duty sewing machine and size 6 nylon thread stitch the four layers of webbing
with a four point W-W stitch (figure 2-18).