Use one person to continue to jam the hex nut against the hydraulic ram as the
ram cylinders compress. This will keep the axle puller tight against the axle to
prevent having to re-aline the upper and lower tie bars.
Using one person to continue to thread hex nut (36) against hydraulic ram (23), have second person slowly
relieve pressure in hydraulic pump (25) until hydraulic ram (23) is completely retracted.
Remove wood block and crowbar (37) from under affected bogie. Position hydraulic floor jack beneath lower
suspension arm to maintain height of spindle parallel to the ground when axle is pulled clear of spindle.
Once ultra bushing is clear of spindle, side plates may separate from thrust bar,
allowing either side plates or thrust bar to fall to ground. Keep hands and feet
clear or injury to personnel may result.
This operation takes slightly less than three ram strokes. Stroke of hydraulic ram
is 3 inches (7.62 cm) and length of ultra bushing is 8 inches (20.32 cm).
Repeat steps 37 thru 40 until ultra bushing is clear of spindle (20) and axle is completely on extender (19).
Relieve pressure on hydraulic pump until hydraulic ram (23) is fully retracted.
Using two people, spread ends of two side plates (31) and unseat and remove thrust bar (35). Unscrew and
remove hex nut (36) and adjustment rod (34) from thrust bar (35). Remove detent pin (33) from adjustment rod
Roll axle away from work area.