1. Refer to Fig 55 to remove the tire and wheel from the drum assembly Turn the 6 wheel rim nuts (Item 17)
counterclockwise and remove from wheel rim bolts Remove tire and wheel as a unit.
2. Refer to Fig 57 to remove the shock absorbers Turn mounting nuts counterclockwise and remove along with
washers from the bolts Remove shock absorber by pulling shocks off the mounting bolts.
3. Refer to Fig 57 to remove the springs Turn U-bolt nuts counterclockwise and remove from U-bolts Pull axle
down and out Refer to Fig 84 for next step Remove cotter pins from shackle bolt and rivet, Items 3, 2 & 6
Remove shackle bolt and rivet Remove spring.
b. Cleaning and Inspection
1. Clean all parts in an approved cleaning solvent and dry thoroughly.
2. Inspect tires for breaks, signs of excess wear, tire pressure, bulges, rips, breaks and other damage. Inspect
the wheels and springs for cracks, distortions, dents, displaced springs, damaged threads and other damage.
3. Repair or replace defective parts
c. Reassembly and Installation
1. Refer to Fig. 57 and install the springs
2. Refer to Fig. 57 and install the shocks
3. Refer to Fig. 55 and install the tire and wheel.
69. Brakes and Bearings
The brakes are 15 x 3 wheel brakes activated by hydraulic wheel cylinders The bearings used are
manufactured by the Timken Roller Bearing Company and are of the tapered variety
NOTE: CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN REPLACING A WHEEL NOT TO TIGHTEN THE HUB
NUT SO TIGHTLY AS TO CAUSE THE BEARINGS TO JAM. A SUGGESTED PRACTICE IS
TO TIGHTEN THE NUT UNTIL THE WHEELS TURN SLIGHTLY THEN BACK OFF 1/2 TURN.
b. Removal of Bearings, Brake Shoes, and Linings. Ref. Fig 55
1. Remove tire and wheel from hub by turning wheel rim nuts counterclockwise, Item 1 7.
2. Remove dust cover retaining screw and dust cover, Items 13 & 14.
3. Remove cotter pin from hub nut; remove hub nut, Item 12.
4. Remove retaining washer and outer bearing, Items 10 & 11.