4-41. SUSPENSION CYLINDER (CONT)
Secure each loom (26) in place on each air hose (11) by installing one electrical tiedown strap (24) onto each end
of loom (26) approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) from each end of loom.
Route air hoses (11) thru knee joint for lower suspension arm (2) and under inner casting mounts for lower cylinder
Remove caps/plugs installed and connect two air hoses (11) to elbow fittings (43) on brake chamber (44).
Install hose clamp (40) over both air hoses (11) at position previously marked. Secure clamp (40) in place with
washer (42) and locknut (41).
The ends of each hydraulic hose connected to the suspension cylinder line
fracture valve do not have swivel fittings. During installation, each hose must be
turned clockwise at the same rate as the end fitting is turned or damage to
equipment may result.
Position suspension hydraulic cylinder (6) on ground near lower suspension arm (2).
Remove caps/plugs installed and, using one person to tighten each hydraulic hose (5) using two wrenches and
one person to turn each hose (5) clockwise, connect two hydraulic hoses (5) to fittings (35) on suspension
Install loom (25) on both hydraulic hoses (5) at position previously marked. Secure loom (25) in place by
installing one electrical tiedown strap (24) onto each end of loom (25) approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) from each
end of loom.
Install skid assembly (29) at position previously identified and secure with loop clamp (28) and locknut (27).
Each ring spacer is made up of two pieces. Make sure both pieces remain together
or equipment damage may result. Use suspension mandrel to hold ring spacer
assemblies in place. Ensure ring spacer assemblies are tightly compressed on
tool or there will not be enough clearance for installation.
Insert suspension mandrel (45) through lower spherical bearing on suspension cylinder (6). Install two ring
spacer assemblies (39) onto lower bearing of cylinder.