Table 2-1. Operator/Crew Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (Con't).
lTEM TO BE INSPECTED
PROCEDURE: Check for and have repaired, filled, or
EQUIPMENT IS NOT
adjusted as needed.
b. Open draincock and leave open.
Couple dolly set to towing vehicle. An
assistant will be needed while checking lights
and brakes operation.
Check for proper operation and overall condition.
Lights do not operate.
With dolly set coupled to towing vehicle, apply
handbrakes. Move towing vehicle slightly forward
and visually monitor dolly set wheels for rotation.
Adjust handbrakes if necessary (pare 3-5).
a. Check brakes for any unusual conditions (grab-
bing, pulling, or slow operation).
A hot brake can cause serious bums. Use
extreme caution before touching brakedrums.
Slowly move hand toward brakedrum. If
brakedrum is oveheated, radiated heat will
be felt before actually touching brakedrum.
b. After operation, cautiously feel brakedrums and
Any evidence of overheating.
hubs for excessive heat.
SUSPENSION, AXLES, AND WHEEL BEARINGS
if vehicle was required to ford water that
covered the wheel hubs, have Unit maintenance
check clean, and lubricate wheel bearings in
accordance with the lubrication order.
At all times during operation be alert for unusual
noises that may indicate looseness, defects, or
deficient lubrication in these areas.
Be alert for any unusual noises or abnormal con-
ditions that might indicate a shifting of the load or
defective performance of deify set.