Tire Inspection and Service
a. Inspection. Inspect all the tires in accordance
Refer to figure 7-12 and clean all rust and corrosion from
with TM 9-1870-1.
the outrigger boxes, jackscrews, and jack floats. Paint
b. Service. Remove any sharp objects wedged in
the outrigger boxes and jack floats in accordance with
the tire treads and check the air pressure in all the tires.
TM 9-21S. Lubricate the jackscrews with the lubricant
The normal air pressure is 75 psi.
listed in the lubrication order according to the interval
Figure 7-12. Outrigger service.
Pintle Hook Service
The inspection of the carrier horn is the same as the
Remove all rust and corrosion from the pintle hook and
horn on the carrier.
paint it in accordance with TM 9-213. Lubricate the
hinge pin with the lubricant listed in the lubrication order,
Gear Shift Control Service
according to the interval also listed.
The servicing of the gear shift controls consists of
Air Brake Hose and Fitting Inspection
checking the nuts and bolts on the gear shift control
linkage to be sure that they are tight, and to lubricate the
Inspect all air brake hoses and pipes for leaks, kinks,
linkage pivots not equipped with grease fittings with OE.
worn areas, and brakes. Apply a solution of soapy water
to all fittings and connectors of the air brake system and
observe for leaks.
Check the tightness of the knurled nuts at each end of
The inspection of the carrier lights is the same as the
tighten if necessary. Clean the end of
lights on the carrier.