1. To get a proper "feel" for bearing clearance, the spindle nut must turn freely on the spindle and the brake must be readjusted so that there is no drag on the drum.
2. While slowly turning the hub/drum tighten the spindle nut to approximately 20 ft/lbs then loosen. This is especially important if new bearing races have been installed.
3. With drum stationary (do not rotate), re-tighten the spindle nut to 7 ft/lbs (zero clearance) then back off one slot (0.001"-0.010" end play) align the cotter pin hole. Insert cotter pin and bend both ends over end of spindle. Install grease cap.
This is quoted from the 2,000-7,000 lbs AL-KO owners manual, page # 23.
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