remove the wedge from the socket and allow the cable
to assume its natural position and to eliminate the initial
twist that a new cable may develop.
e. Measuring Cable and Sheave Throat.
prolonging cable life, the diameter of a new cable should
be slightly smaller than the sheave groove diameter.
Cable diameter is measured across the flats (fig. 11).
Since the cable diameter decreases through wear, it will
have a tendency to wear the cable groove in the
sheave. If a new cable is installed on sheaves with worn
grooves, rapid wear to the new cable will result. Cable
sheaves and lagging should be checked periodically by
using a cable gauge to see if the sheaves need
Figure 12. Measuring groove diameter.
Section III. CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS
c. Gear Shift Lever (A, fig. 13). The gear shift lever
This section describes, locates, illustrates, and furnishes
is located to the right of the operator's seat. It controls the
the operator, crew, or driver sufficient information about
selection of the forward and reverse speeds of the
the various controls and instruments for proper operation
transmission. The gear shift chart mounted on the right
of the crane carrier and crane-shovel.
panel of the cab shows the relative position of the gear
shift lever for each of the transmission speeds.
14. Carrier Controls and Instruments
d. Transfer Case Shift Lever (A, fig. 13). The
a. Turn Signal Lever (A, fig. 13). The turn signal
transfer case shift lever is the second lever to the right of
lever is a three-position control lever and is located on the
the operator's seat. This lever controls the selection of
left side of the steering column under the steering wheel.
the "high" and "low" speed range of the transfer case.
When the lever is pushed up the turn signal lights on the
e. Hand Brake Lever (A, fig. 13). The hand brake
right front and rear of the carrier flash on and off
lever is located on the floor board to the right of the
indicating a right turn. When the lever is pulled down,
accelerator pedal and operates a drum-type brake on the
lights flashing on the left front and rear of the carrier
propeller shaft. To set the brake, pull up and back on the
indicate a left turn.
lever until it snaps over center and locks. To release the
b. Trailer Brake Lever (A, fig. 13). The trailer brake
brake, push forward and down on the lever. The linkage
lever is located on the right side of the steering wheel and
may be adjusted by turning the top portion of the lever
is used to control the air braking pressure to a trailer or
clockwise to tighten and counter clockwise to loosen.
similar towed unit.