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2-59. HOIST CABLE ASSEMBLY - INSPECT (cont)
Continued use of a specific length of the cable cause a bird cage effect at the ball and hook. The bird
caging effect could be avoided if a stretch of 250 feet with a training load were done two times.
As the cable is reeling in, check for correct alignment and lay of cable on the cable drum. Make sure the
cable lays evenly on the drum. Make sure there is a tension applied to the cable, that the boom head cable
roller guides and the pressure roller assembly rotates freely and that there is no interference to the reeling
in of the cable. If applicable, apply lubricating oil, MIL-L-23699 or MIL-L-7808, to low lint cleaning cloth,
MIL-C-85043, Type II. As the cable is reeling in, apply a light coating, MIL-C-8504, Type II. As the cable
is reeling in, apply a light coating of lubricating oil using the low line cleaning cloth.
a. Inspect hoist cable while reeling out for broken wires, bird caging, flattened areas, abrasion, necking or other
visible damage refer to (Task 2-11).
b. Inspect cable marking. Cable must be painted or dyed the last 20 feet of each end of cable.
END OF TASK