LOADING RAMP (CONT)
Operate lifting device (23) to take weight of ramp (22) off of ramp pivot shaft (25). Keep tension on lifting chain
Using sledge hammer and short length of 2-inch x 4-inch lumber, drive ramp pivot shaft (25), from inboard side of
ramp, out of platform weldment (20).
The ramp pivot shaft weighs in excess of 140 pounds (63.5 kg). Use two people
when removing pivot shaft from platform weldment or injury to personnel may
Using one person to drive out pivot shaft (25) and one person to support ramp lever (4), continue to drive out
ramp pivot shaft (25), in outboard direction, until ramp lever (4) and ramp lug weldments (26) are free of pivot
Using two people, remove ramp pivot shaft (25) from remaining platform outboard lug weldment (20).
Operate lifting device (23) to lower ramp (22) onto platform or suitable pallet. Remove lifting device (23) and
chain (21) from ramp.
Cleaning compound solvent is used to clean parts and is potentially dangerous to
personnel. Extinguish all smoking materials and do not allow sparks or open
flame near the work area. Use skin and eye protection and work in a well-
Clean all parts removed in degreaser tank with cleaning compound solvent and wire brush as necessary.
Remove any nicks, burrs, or corrosion from polished surfaces using crocus cloth. Replace defective parts as
Inspect machined surfaces on ramp pivot pin (25), ID of lift lever (4), and shouldered pin (10) for surface
deterioration, burrs, scratches, or gouges that could interfere with mounting or mating components and cause
rough, sticking, or irregular operation.
Inspect spring (12) and guide rod (8) for corrosion, evidence of warping, cracks, excessive dents, gouges, or
wear. Check for loose, missing, or damaged attaching hardware. Replace defective components as required.
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