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Fm-5-125_Riggingtechniques-Procedures & Applications_23 February 2001

Fm-5-125_Riggingtechniques-Procedures & Applications_23 February 2001

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This manual is a guide and basic reference for personnel whose duties require the use of rigging.
It is intended for use in training and as a reference manual for field operations. It covers
the types of rigging and the application of fiber rope, wire rope, and chains used in
various combinations to raise or move heavy loads. It includes basic instructions on knots,
hitches, splices, lashing, and tackle systems. Safety precautions and requirements for the
various operations are listed, as well as rules of thumb for rapid safe-load calculations.
The material contained herein is applicable to both nuclear and nonnuclear warfare.
This manual is a guide and basic reference for personnel whose duties require the use of rigging.
It is intended for use in training and as a reference manual for field operations. It covers
the types of rigging and the application of fiber rope, wire rope, and chains used in
various combinations to raise or move heavy loads. It includes basic instructions on knots,
hitches, splices, lashing, and tackle systems. Safety precautions and requirements for the
various operations are listed, as well as rules of thumb for rapid safe-load calculations.
The material contained herein is applicable to both nuclear and nonnuclear warfare.

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FM 5-125C1
Change 1HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC, 23 February 2001
Rigging Techniques, Procedures,and Applications
1.Change FM 5-125, 3 October 1995, as follows:Remove Old PagesInsert New Pagesi through ivi through ivvii and viiivii and viii1-15 through 1-201-15 through 1-212-37 through 2-402-37 through 2-402.A bar ( ) marks new or changed material.3.File this transmittal sheet in front of the publication.DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.ERIC K. SHINSEKIGeneral, United States ArmyChief of Staff Official:JOEL B. HUDSONAdiministrative Assistant to theSecretary of the Army0100405DISTRIBUTION:
 Active Army, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve:
To be distributed in accordancewith the initial distribution number 115426, requirements for FM 5-125.
 
i
Field ManualNo. 5-125
Rigging Techniques,Procedures, and Applications 
ContentsPageLIST OF FIGURES
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
LIST OF TABLES
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
PREFACE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii
Chapter 1. RopeSection I. Fiber Rope
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1Types of Fibers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1Vegetable Fibers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1Synthetic Fibers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3Characteristics of Fiber Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3Care of Fiber Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4Handling of Fiber Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5Inspection of Fiber Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Section II. Wire Rope
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6Types of Wire-Rope Cores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7Fiber-Rope Cores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7Independent Wire-Rope Cores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7Wire-Strand Cores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.*
This manual supersedes TM 5-725, 3 October 1968.
*FM 5-125HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC, 3 October 1995

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