MARINE CORPS TM 6115-34/8
MAINTENANCE OF RUNNING GEAR
PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF RUNNING
The running gear provides the
for moving the generator set
Use lifting device with lifting
manually or with a tow vehicle.
capacity of 2000 pounds (907.2
consisting of a
kg) when lifting generator set.
handbrake and adjustable linkage, will
prevent movement of the generator set
when the handbrake lever is placed in
the set position.
A torsion axle and
Raise generator set and
the associated wheels, tires, and tubes
Blocks should be
are the components that allow easy
placed at each corner of generator
movement of the generator set.
Disconnect lifting device.
lunette eye is the connecting point for
a towing vehicle.
A swivel caster
(6) Remove wheels in accordance
provides support for the front of the
with paragraph 4-92, TM 5-6115-612-12.
generator set and can be rotated up
from the down position when the set is
being towed. -
assemblies in accordance with paragraph
4-94b, TM 5-6115-612-12. Make sure all
12-2. TORSION AXLE ASSEMBLY.
To prevent injury, ensure that
(1) Set handbrake.
torsion axle is supported before
removing attaching parts.
suitable support under torsion axle.
To prevent Injury, ensure that
washers (3) that secure torsion axle
battery is disconnected before
(4) to frame.
(3) Disconnect battery cable plug
(1) Support torsion axle (4) in
connector from battery.
place on underside of generator set.
(4) Remove power cable from cable
pound, type II, grade N (MIL-S-46163)
to threads of capscrews (2).