Reference servicing the shifter yoke. See LO 5-3895-
a. Inspection. Inspect the gate assembly for any
damage, such as bends, breaks, or cracks.
b. Adjustment. The clutch is made up of a yoke
b. Repair. Repair any broken welds or pieces of
which has a threaded rod running through it. This rod
the gate assembly to insure proper operation of the
also runs through a spring which keeps tension on the
clutch control lever. The tension can be adjusted by
either tightening or loosening the locknuts on the end of
2-27. Drive Shaft
the rod. To increase the tensions, turn the locknut
The drive shaft is located between the gear box and the
clockwise; to decrease the tension, turn the nut
traction wheels and powers the gear box.
a. Inspection. Inspect the drive shaft for bends or
2-30. Gear Box Assembly
The gear box assembly is a combination of gear shafts
b. Service. Make sure that the drive shaft is
and a clutch which drive the feed roll and agitator
properly lubricated at all times. Refer to LO 5-3895-
assemblies of the spreader.
a. Inspection. Inspect the gear box assembly for
2-28. Clutch Control Lever
cracks or breaks. Inspect gear box to see if gears will
The clutch control lever is used to engage and
turn. Inspect sprocket for broken or missing teeth.
disengage the clutch.
b. Service. Check the level of oil in the gear box
and make sure a proper level is maintained at all times.
a. Inspection. Inspect the clutch lever for cracks or
Refer to LO 5-3895-330-12.
c. Repair or Replacement. Replace the gear box
Insure that all of the attaching
assembly if damaged to the extent that the gears will not
hardware is tight at all times.
turn. Replace sprocket if teeth are missing or if sprocket
a. Inspection. Inspect the clutch to insure that it
engages the forward and reverse sprocket properly.