Table 2-2. Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
If the equipment must be in continuous operation, check and service only
those items that can be checked and serviced without disturbing operation.
Make the complete checks and services when the equipment can be shut
Before performing any maintenance that requires climbing on or under trailer, make
sure that trailer handbrakes are set, and front and rear trailer support legs are lowered.
Failure to observe this warning could result in severe personal injury or death.
a. Check for proper operation of
handbrake lever (1). Handbrake lever
should move freely throughout its entire
b. Check for proper adjustment of
handbrake lever (1). Handbrake lever is
properly adjusted when additional force is
required to move handbrake lever beyond
two-thirds distance of travel toward the
applied position. If improperly adjusted,
refer to step d.
c. With trailer hooked to towing vehicle, set
the handbrake lever (1). Move the trailer
slightly to see if the handbrakes hold the
wheels. If not, proceed to step d.
Handbrake lever (1)
is locked in the