FRONT SUPPORT LEGS (CONT)
Clean all parts removed from cover assembly (15) in degreaser tank with cleaning compound solvent and wire
brush as necessary. Remove corrosion using wire brush and crocus cloth.
Check drum winch assembly as follows:
a. Visually check that ratchet mechanism spring is not deformed or broken.
b. Check that ratchet mechanism lever is not worn, bent, or broken. Ensure ratchet mechanism locks into gear
when winch drum is not turning. Ensure excess paint and other foreign materials have been cleaned from
c. Check that winch drum rotates without binding or slipping when handcrank is turned. Replace drum winch
(16) if improper operation is observed or any parts are defective.
Check lifting strap (7) for evidence of wear, fraying, cuts, separation, and other forms of deterioration. Replace
strap or anchor if defective.
Check inner tube assembly (5) as follows:
a. Check tube weldment for cracks, broken welds, or warping. Inspect ball joint surface at bottom of tube for
gouges or burrs which could restrict movement of foot weldment (8).
b. Inspect foot weldment for cracks, broken welds, gouges, and burrs.
6. Inspect upper support (3) weldment for cracks, broken welds, or warping. Inspect latch pin (2), linch pin (1),
and split ring (30). Replace any defective parts.
If anchor (6) was removed from strap (7), install anchor (6) into open end of strap (7) and secure with screw (29).
Install strap (7) on winch (16) and insert pin (28) through side of winch (16) and loop on end of strap (7). Secure
pin (28) with washer (27.1) and cotter pin (27).
Install drum winch (16) on cover assembly (15) and secure with capscrew (26), washer (25), locknut (24), two
carriage bolts (23), washers (22), and locknuts (21).
Pass strap (7) over roller (20) and install roller (20) with pin (18), washer (19), and cotter pin (17) on cover
The cover assembly containing the drum winch is unevenly balanced. Use one
person to support cover assembly while second person installs attaching
hardware or injury to personnel may result.
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