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TM 9-2330 -326 -14&P
H-18.
LANDING GEAR OPERATING, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR PROCEDURES (Cont.)
To Remove Tractor from Semitrailer:
1.
Position the semitrailer so that the landing gear shoes will rest on a firm level surface
when landing gear is extended.
2.
Emplace ground boards under scissor shoes.
3.
Shift landing gear to high gear and extend landing gear until shoes contact ground
boards
4.
Chock trailer tires..
5.
Shift landing gear to low gear and lift semitrailer approximately 1 in. (2.54 cm).
6.
Unlock fifth wheel, uncouple airlines, and drive the tractor out from under the semitrailer.
To Connect Tractor to Semitrailer:
1.
Insure that the semitrailer is at a sufficient height to allow coupling of the tractor and
semitrailer.
2.
Chock trailer tires, front and rear of the tire.
3.
Connect airlines from tractor to semitrailer, then lock semitrailer brakes and back tractor
under semitrailer, then lock fifth wheel.
4.
Retract landing gears to fully retracted position.
5.
Remove and properly store/secure chocks and ground boards. Engage crank handle to
prevent wind down.
6.
Store crank on the crank holder.
Lubrication-- No LubeTM. Landing legs have oil can points only.
No additional grease is required.
Landing Gears Hard To Crank-- Check the Following:
1.
Cross drive shaft in a bind or tight between shafts. Bolts must be loose and cross
driveshaft free to move in slots provided.
2.
To determine which leg turns hard, remove cross drive shaft bolt and crank each leg on
the jackshaft.
3.
Inadequate lubrication. See lubrication instructions in Appendix C.
4.
Alignment. Legs must be timed together, parallel to each other and perpendicular to the
semitrailer crossmembers.
5.
Upper housing or retracting tube may be bent.
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