The towing pintle is mounted to a frame attached to the backhoe boom. The frame can be secured in either of two positions.
Under normal operating conditions, the pintle will be mounted in the "stowed" position to give the maximum amount of clear-
ance. For operations where towing a trailer is required, the frame and pintle will need to be moved to the "deployed" position.
Install backhoe boom lock before deploying/stowing the tow pintle. Failure to do so may result in
injury to personnel.
The rear towing pintle on the HMEE-I is intended only for towing a trailer having a maximum
weight of 18,000 lb (8,165 kg). The pintle must not be used to tow or recover the HMEE-I. Failure
to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
For all operations other than towing, the pintle frame (Figure 104, Item 1) should be positioned as shown below.
Figure 104. Stowed Position