Four steer cylinders are utilized on the crane, two on
Each set of steering cylinders are connected hydrau-
the front axle and two on the rear axle. The steer
lically so the rod end of one cylinder is connected to
cylinders have a 2.76-inch (7.0 cm) cylinder bore
the barrel end of the other thus providing dual
with an extended length of 28.35 inches (72.0 cm)
cylinder action for steering the axle in either
and a retracted length of 18.5 inches (47.0 cm).
The steer cylinders weigh approximately 17.60
pounds (8.0 kg).
Refer to CYLINDERS in Section 8 for Disassembly and Assembly
Tag and disconnect the hydraulic hoses from
the axle and secure in place with the cotter pins and
Connect the hydraulic hoses to the cylinders
Wheel and axle alignment will be easier
as tagged during removal.
if the tie rod ends are not unscrewed
from the steer cylinder.
Function the cylinders and check for proper
operation and any leakage.
Remove the cotter pins and castle nuts
securing the steer cylinders to the axles. Remove