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Old 03-22-2015, 02:23 PM   #21
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...O.C. - Maybe I'm messed up on terminology, but where is the walking beam?...
Walking beam is the equalizer connecting the rear of the front spring to the front of the rear spring.
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:25 PM   #22
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O.C. Those square headed plow bolts for the pass-thru's?
No, came from utility poles reinforcements. Both boys worked repairing them and some how I ended up being the storage depot for used parts.
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:37 PM   #23
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See pg 56 sentence #5.
If it wasn't raining, I'd pull a hub today to see if spindle is cross-drilled or not. My son say's i've got nothing better to do. If it's not, better turn your phone off this summer, or you might have a road trip!
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:48 PM   #24
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If it wasn't raining, I'd pull a hub today to see if spindle is cross-drilled or not. My son say's i've got nothing better to do. If it's not, better turn your phone off this summer, or you might have a road trip!
Get an umbrella and pull a hubcap, if there is a rubber plug, they are the kind you are supposed to spin while re-lubing.

p.s. I don't do service calls.
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Get an umbrella and pull a hubcap, if there is a rubber plug, they are the kind you are supposed to spin while re-lubing.

p.s. I don't do service calls.
Darn bottle jack weighs more than I do.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:17 PM   #26
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Darn bottle jack weighs more than I do.
I tried jacking mine up with a smaller floor jack under the frame to no avail... It was getting to a weird position and I didn't feel like continuing, so it looks like I'm heading out to buy a bottle jack.. I'm guessing a 4 or 8 ton will be large enough, then I can spin the tires.. I did put some grease in, and retorqued the wheel nuts, sprayed the slide and corner jack screws.. Batteries are in and propane tanks are filled up..
I managed to get to the manuals and it says to jack to the frame and to spin the tires to make sure all the bearings are well coated.. Once I get the jack, I'll spin them, and add some more grease, until it comes out the front by the grease zerk..
Took a look at a nearby campground and all the sites still have 8-10" of snow in them.. Soon I'm hopin!!
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:48 PM   #27
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Well I finally got out and spent a day getting the trailer closer to being ready to hit the road.. I grabbed a second set of hands and we got the greasing done.. I picked up an 8 ton bottle jack and with it on 2 - 6x6 blocks and a 2x4 on the frame rail in front of the front tire we got it high enough to spin the tires freely.. My son spun while I pumped grease in.. The gun was cold, but I left it in the sun for half an hour before we got rolling and they seemed to take a fair amount of grease.. About 30-35 shots per tire.. Not knowing exactly how much I was putting in (cold grease, some shots didn't give alot, not metered, etc) I added it until some of the old grease was coming out around the spindle nut...

This was my first time adding grease to the axles, and was wondering does this seem about right? The grease that came out was fairly dark. I am using Red Ram grease with a hand grease gun..
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:44 PM   #28
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Good luck with the EZ lube invention. If you pump too fast, you'll have a 50 - 50 chance of blowing grease past the spindle seal and soaking the brake shoes. I've worked on more greased up brake shoes from the EZ lube deal than I have fingers on both hands. The system kinda sorta works, but it's tedious to make it work right. I good bearing removal and repack every couple of years is way more beneficial. That way you can also look over the brake assemblies, rollers in the bearings, and races.
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I just did mine yesterday prior to our first trip for season. I too had cold grease gun and pumped slowly. Out with the old and in with the new! Brakes worked all the way down the highway. I also bought a 8 ton jack, returning for a 12 ton next week or air powered 20 ton.


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