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TM 9-2330-394-13&P
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA - Continued
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LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS - Continued
Major Internal Components Common to all FMTV Trailers
Table 2 describes the common internal components found on FMTV trailers.
Table 2. Common Internal Components of FMTV Trailers.
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
Shock Absorbers
Dual-acting hydraulic shocks used to improve trailer stability by
dampening vertical wheel motion and keeping wheels in firmer
contact with ground.
Air Tank
Stores compressed air transferred from towing vehicle to operate
trailer brakes.
Brake System
Uses air-operated, wedge-actuated drum brakes that incorporate
ABS on all wheels. Spring-applied (air-actuated)
parking/emergency brakes are provided for all wheels on LMTVT
and rear MTVT wheels.
Axle Assembly
The shaft on which the wheels revolve. The axles support shock
absorbers and brakes. The LMTVT has a single axle and the MTVT
has dual axles.
Lifting Beam
Provides attachment point for lifting/loading operations.
Leaf Springs
Axle suspension that supports the load, transmits brake action to
the chassis, and cushions cargo.
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