ARMY TM 9-6115-464-12
AIR FORCE TO 35C2-3-445-1
NAVY NAVFAC P-8-624-12
Section IV. WHEEL MOUNTING KIT
5-15 GENERAL. The wheel mounting kit provides added mobility for the generator set. It consists of two wheel
axle assemblies. The front axle is equipped with a towbar, pintle and safety chain for towing. The front wheels are
free to pivot up to 40 degrees for steering. A mechanical parking brake locks the rear wheels against rotation and
is actuated by a hand lever located at the right rear of the kit. The kit provides the generator set with 8 inches of
5-16 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES.
a. General. To insure that the wheel mounting 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 failure of the equipment results.
Defects discovered during use shall be noted for correction to be made as soon as use is over. Use of the
wheel mounting kit shall be terminated immediately if a defect which could cause damage to the equipment
is noted. All defects and shortcomings shall be recorded, together with the corrective action taken on the appli-
cable forms at the earliest opportunity. Army and Navy users shall accomplish the preventive maintenance
checks and services listed and described in subparagraph b. below. Air Force users shall refer to the applica-
ble inspection manuals and work card set in the T.O. 35C2-3 Series for periodic requirements and Table 5-9
and Table 5-10 for detailed pocedures.
b. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (Army and Navy).
Opertator Maintenance. Table 5-9 contains a tabulated listing of preventive maintenance checks and
services which shall be performed before, during, and after operation and the weekly checks and ser-
vices to be performed by the operator. The item numbers are listed consecutively and indicate the se-
quence of minimum requirements. Refer to Table 5-9 for checks and services.
Unit Maintenance. Table 5-10 also contains a tabulated listing of preventive maintenance checks and
services which shall be performed by unit maintenance personnel at monthly and semi-annual inter-
vals. The item numbers are listed consecutively and indicate the sequence of minimum requirements.
Refer to Table 5-10 for checks and services.
5-17 TROUBLESHOOTING. Table 5-11 and Table 5-12 contain lists of malfunctions which are useful in diag-
nosing and correcting unsatisfactory operation or failure of the wheel mounting kit. Each malfunction is followed
by an alphabetical listing of probable causes. The corresponding alphabetical listing of corrective actions contains
references to the applicable maintenance paragraph for correcting the malfunction. The tables list only those mal-
functions, tests or inspections and corrective actions within the scope of operator or unit maintenance. Any malfunc-
tion whose causes and corrective actions are beyond the scope of operator and unit maintenance shall be reported
to higher level maintenance.
5-18 OPERATOR'S MAINTENANCE OF WHEEL MOUNTING KIT.
a. Wheels and Tires.
(1) Visually inspect wheels for cracks, dents, corrosion, loose lug nuts, and other damage.
(2) Inspect tires for tread wear, cuts, breaks, blisters and imbedded material.
(3) Check tire pressure with standard tire pressure gauge. Tire pressure shall be 60 psig.
b. Front Axle and Tow Bar Assembly.
(1) Inspection and Repair.
Visually inspect tow bar (28, Figure 5-9) for cracks, corrosion, or other damage.
Check tow bar locking mechanism for proper operation.
Inspect safety chains (30) for security of attachment, cracked or broken links or hook, damaged
or missing hook latch (25) and corrosion or damage.
Check tie rod assemblies (31) for excessive play.