SERVICE BRAKE ADJUSTMENT.
This task covers:
Parked on level ground.
General mechanics tool kit
Common No. 1 shop set
When performing maintenance on brake system, ensure that wheels are securely chocked. Failure
to follow this warning may cause trailer to roll, resulting in serious injury or death to personnel or
damage to equipment.
Apply handbrakes. Chock wheel and tire assembly opposite side being adjusted (para 2-8.1).
Ensure jack is positioned directly under the torsion arm, next to the wheel being worked on. DO
NOT place jack at any other location such as frame rails. Failure to follow this warning may result
in serious injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Remove wingscrew (9), lockwasher (10), rectangular washer (11), and jack spacer (12) from trailer frame (13).
Position jack spacer (12) and jack (3) under lower shock absorber mount (2).
Using jack (3) under torsion arm (2), raise wheel off ground.
Install jack stands (1) under sling frame (4) on both front and rear of side being worked on and lower trailer onto
jack stands (1).
Release handbrake on side being adjusted.
Both service brakes are adjusted in the same manner.