WHEEL MOUNTING KIT
contains a list
of malfunctions which
The wheel mounting kit provides added mobility
is useful in diagnosing and correcting unsatisfactory
for the generator set. It consists of two wheel axle
operation or failure of the wheel mounting kit. Each
assemblies. The front axle is equipped with a tow-
malfunction is followed by an alphabetical listing of
bar, pintle and safety chain for towing. The front
probable causes. The corresponding alphabetical
wheels are free to pivot up to 40 degrees for steer-
listing of corrective actions contains references to
ing. A mechanical parking brake locks the rear
the applicable maintenance paragraph for correcting
wheels against rotation and is actuated by a hand
the malfunction. The table lists only those mal-
lever located at the right rear of the kit. The kit
functions, probable causes and corrective actions
provides the generator set with 8 inches of ground
within the scope of organizational maintenance. Any
malfunction whose causes and corrective actions are
beyond the scope of organizational maintenance shall
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS
be reported to higher level maintenance.
a . General. To insure that the wheel mount-
4-18. OPERATOR'S MAINTENANCE
ing kit is ready for use at all times, it must be
systematically inspected in order that defects be
discovered and corrected before serious damage or
Wheels and Tires.
failure of the equipment results. Defects discovered
during use shall be noted for correction to be made
(1) Visually inspect wheels for cracks,
as soon as use is over. Use of the wheel mounting
dents, corrosion, loose lug nuts, and other damage.
kit shall be terminated immediately if a defect
which could cause damage to the equipment is noted.
(2) Inspect tires for tread wear, cuts,
All defects and short comings shall be recorded, to-
gether with the corrective action taken on the applic-
breaks, blisters and imbedded material.
able forms at the earliest opportunity. Army and
(3) Check tire pressure with standard tire
Navy users shall accomplish the preventive mainten-
pressure gauge. Tire pressure shall be 60 psig.
ance checks and services listed and described in
subparagraph b. below. Air Force users shall refer
to the applicable inspection manuals and work card
Front Axle and Tow Bar Assembly.
set in the T.O. 35C2-3 Series for periodic require-
(1) Inspection and Repair.
ments and table 4-5 for detailed procedures. Mar-
ine Corps users should refer to the current issue of
(a) Visually inspect tow bar (28, figure
4-9) for cracks, corrosion,
or other damage.
b. Preventive Maintenance Checks and
(b) Check tow bar locking mechanism
Services (Army and Navy).
for proper operation.
(c) Inspect safety chains (30) for securi-
listing of preventive maintenance checks and ser-
vices which shall be performed before, during, and
ty of attachment, cracked or broken links or hook,
after operation and the weekly checks and services
damaged or missing hook latch (25) and corrosion or
to be performed by the operator. The item numbers
are listed consecutively and indicate the sequence
(d) Check tie rod assemblies (31) for
of minimum requirements. Refer to table 4-5 for
checks and services.
also contains a tabulated listing of preventive main-
tenance checks and services which shall be perform-
ed by organizational maintenance personnel at
Excessively worn tie rod ends (10 and
monthly and semi-annual intervals. The item num-
16) and king pins (14) may be indicated
bers are listed consecutively and indicate the se-
by excessive and uneven wear on the
quence of minimum requirements. Refer to table 4-5
for checks and services.