2-31. Hook Keeper Strap.
This task covers:
Knife, item 3, Appendix B
Laid out on work table.
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. Refer to paragraph 2-8 for inspection procedures.
Repair of hook keeper strap is accomplished at direct support (DS) maintenance
level only, in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC), Appendix
Restitching. Restitch keeper strap, using heavy duty sewing machine and size 6, nylon thread. Stitch
over original pattern 4 to 6 stitches per inch. Lock each row ½
inch at each end.
Replace. (figure 2-22).
Remove stitching securing keeper strap (1) to lifting leg (2).
Cut a 21-inch length of nylon webbing and sear ends.
Position keeper strap (1) on inside lifting leg (2).
Hook keeper strap must be replaced in same position to avoid stress which can
pull out stitching and damage the keeper strap.
Stitch keeper strap (1) in position using single-X-box with two double ends.