raises or lowers the gate assembly. The maximum gate
d. Spreader Hitch Adjusting Crank . The adjusting
crank assembly raises or lowers the coupler hitch assembly
by means of a screw and pantograph LINK
ARRANGEMENT. The adjusting crank is located on the
To prevent jamming of the universal joint
against the hopper support braces, do not
operate the spreader hitch adjusting crank
past the lowest spreader operating position.
e. Gate Adjusting Screw. There are two gate adjusting
screws located directly in front of operator's platform. These
adjusting screws are used for finer adjustments of the gate
assembly than the gate adjustment lever can provide.
These screws can be adjusted individually to acquire a
i. Block-Off Plates . The block-off plates are formed
pieces of metal and when placed into the hopper, restrict
the flow of material into the feed roll.
(1) Inspection. Inspect the block-off plates for
damage such as bends or cracks.