Where is everyone #5

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by DDlighttruck, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Lysdexis

    Lysdexis Road Train Member

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    Yes released.


    Ok the inward movement had me confused. I was assuming that it wouldnt move freely

    I'll get ahold of it in a little bit and see if I cant get it to work past the spot that its stopping. The leading edge opposite the s cam does touch but the majority of the shoe does not when it stops turning. So it's likely the adjusters binding.

    Ive done a few hard brakes to see of I can get them to click past on their own and self adjust but havent stopped to check them yet.
     
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  3. Hurricane69

    Hurricane69 Road Train Member

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    You'll most likely need to change that slack adjuster. Keep an eye on it. It probably won't stay in adjustment.

    Loosen up the adjuster and check the cam bushings.
     
  4. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    @OLDSKOOLERnWV

    New one for you. Just got a email from shipper that moving forward If a driver can not speak fluent English with crane operator. You will asked to leave mill property.

    Just never seen it put out formally like that. I'll have to ask in the AM when I show up.
     
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Good. Its a safety issue. If they can't understand the language, they're a safety hazard on the jobsite.
     
  6. Lysdexis

    Lysdexis Road Train Member

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    Ok just stopped for fuel and parked and checked them. One side is now working as expected and the other I believe to be a seized s cam. I dont have a pipe wrench with me to try to break it free but the shoes are fully seated on the drum and will not come off. The opposing side now will move the shoes when adjusting the adjuster.

    I backed it off in hopes that if if does break free itll not stick its self back into place where it was. Evidence of a substance from between the backing and the friction material suggest it broke loose and adjusted to touch and seized up again to a dragging position and got hot and has possibly cooked whatever epoxy/adhesive/whatever was between the two surfaces.
     
  7. Superhauler

    Superhauler TEACHER OF MEN

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    20200105_164142.jpg Just got back from dealing with @OLDSKOOLERnWV he talked me in ta buying this fine jewel off of him. Thanks Jim
     
  8. tony97905

    tony97905 Road Train Member

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    So you can smell hot brakes pretty strong I'm guessing? You are lifting the pawl when you back them off correct? You can tighten them without lifting it but not the other way if everything is working right.
     
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  9. Lysdexis

    Lysdexis Road Train Member

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    Not any overly strong smell. Not even when I was under there. I would say no more than what youd smell after a hard brake.

    And yes lifting it when backing off. Leaving it down to tighten till it stops then back 1/4 turn
     
  10. tony97905

    tony97905 Road Train Member

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    Ok, I said it bass ackwards...trying to watch playoff football and think, lol.
     
  11. cke

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    It’s about time they start doing this
     
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