CHAPTER 9: MAINTENANCE OF HULL- AND CAB-RELATED COMPONENTS
9-43 REPLACE/SERVICE TOWING PINTLE AND MOUNT Continued
Dry-cleaning solvent used to clean parts is potentially dangerous to personnel and property. Do
not use near open flame or excessive heat. Flashpoint of solvent is 138 degrees Fahrenheit
(°F) (58.9 degrees Celsius [°C] ).
Particles blown by compressed air can be dangerous. Be certain to direct airstream away from
yourself and other personnel in the area. Compressed air used for cleaning will not exceed 30
pounds per square inch (psi) (207 kilopascals [kPa] ). Use only with effective chip-guarding and
personal protective equipment (goggles/shield and gloves).
Clean all parts with dry-cleaning solvent and dry with low-pressure air.
Inspect spring (16) for corrosion, breaks, and
Inspect all threads for wear and damage.
Inspect latches (13 and 18), pintle hook (11), straight
shaft (14), and bolt (21) for cracks, nicks, and breaks.
Remove rust and minor nicks and burrs with crocus
Replace damaged attaching hardware.
Repaint parts as required
Install lubrication fitting (22) on bolt (21).
Install latch (18) in pintle hook (11) with bolt (21), nut
(20), and new cotter pin (19).
Install latch (13) with straight shaft (14), new cotter pin
(15), and spring (16).
Install lubrication fitting (17) on straight shaft (14).
Connect chain (10) to new cotter pin (15) and pintle
hook (11) with screw (12).