SLAVE STARTING MACHINE CONTINUED
Military radios may be degraded if operating within 118 in. (3 m) of the HMEE-I.
A HMEE-I should not assist another machine in starting operations by providing electrical
assistance (through the NATO slave receptacle), unless the HMEE-I (assisting) machine has fully
charged batteries, and all other non-essential electrical load is removed on both machines. Failure
to do so may result in premature wear or failure of the HMEE-I auxiliary drive belt and/or the
Slave starting is a two-person task.
The following sequence must be followed when slave starting from another machine using the NATO slave cable:
1. Set all switches in the cab to OFF.
Before lowering the work tools to the ground, ensure the machine and the area around it are clear of
other people. Anyone on or close to the machine, could fall and be crushed by the work tools, or get
caught in the linkages. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
If the slave (assisting) machine is another HMEE-I, ensure its batteries are fully charged.
Position a suitable slave machine so that the NATO slave cable can be plugged into both NATO slave receptacles.
Ensure all connectors are free of dirt, sand and debris. Failure to do so could result in damage to
Remove protective covers (Figure 1, Item 1) and connect NATO slave cable to the NATO slave receptacles (Figure 1, Item
2) of both machines, ensuring the connection is made to the slave machine first, and then to the machine to be assisted.
Figure 1. NATO Slave Receptacle