Figure 3-40. Track adjustment.
(2)Method of lubrication at removal.
cable from dead end on lagging of drum.
(4)Remove remaining cables in a similar manner.
(a)Paint brush application. For penetration between
strands, and safety from injury by a single broken stand
b. Cable Installation.
of wire, use two paint brushes from opposite sides of
(1)Refer to table 1-2 and select proper type and
wire. Saturate brushes freely and frequently in HDO
length of cable for required operation.
engine oil and cover cable thoroughly on all sides as it
(2)Place reel, or coil, of cable at left side of crane-
comes off drum toward reel or coil. Use drying brushes
shovel near boom foot.
to wipe away excess oil as it goes on reel, or in coil.
(3)Pull loose end of cable from reel, or coil, and lead
(b)Rag application. Saturate two large rags in HDO,
the end of cable to the proper drum.
hold one in each hand, and oil cable plentifully as it
(4)Position end of cable in dead end socket of drum
comes off drum. Wipe away excess oil before cable
and secure by driving cable wedge into the drum dead
winds on reel, or in coil.
Use heavy leather gloves while
(5)Wind cable length on hoist drum until completely
holding oily rags on cable, and avoid injury by a
off of reel, or out of coil, then begin reeving cable
broken strand of wire.
through sheaves as shown on applicable reeving
(3)Lubrication at installation. The procedure outlined
above should be reversed at installation, if cable being
(6)Install remaining cables in a similar manner.
installed appears in need of lubrication. Lubricate
groove and hub of sheaves as cable are reeved also
c. Cable Lubrication.
(1)General. When cables are removed from drums
Note: Field tests have proved that cables, like
at time of front end attachment conversion, the cable
any machined part, last longer when they are kept
that is serviceable should be wiped free of dirt and
thoroughly lubricated with HDO engine oil (LO 5-3810-
201-12) as it is placed on reel, or in a coil, for storage.