08Hendrickson Spider Brake Identification and Fontaine Cold

MIDWESTWHEEL.COM IOWA MISSOURI DES MOINES 1436 E. Ovid Ave. office 515.265.1491 fax 515.265.4120 parts fax 800.314.4329 parts 800.888.0248 CEDAR RAPIDS 200 50th Ave. S.W. main 319.365.4453 fax 319.365.6327 parts fax 877.706.6085 parts 800.332.5435 DAVENPORT 8502 Northwest Blvd. main 563.322.2671 fax 563.322.5940 parts 800.553.1886 SIOUX CITY 1819 4th St. main 712.252.7969 fax 712.252.6149 parts 800.943.3534 CLEAR LAKE 840 Hwy. 18 W. main 641.357.7101 fax 641.357.8190 parts fax 800.548.9674 parts 800.397.5630 KANSAS CITY 5801 E. Front St. main 816.471.1552 fax 816.471.0813 parts 800.821.7402 TRUCK PARTS SUPER STORE TM October 11, 2019 (08Hendrickson Spider Brake Identification and Fontaine Cold Weather Maintenance) 1 3520 Industrial Way • Jasper, AL 35501 • www.fifthwheel.com • 800-874-9780 • Email: info@fifthwheel.com Special precautions should be taken during cold weather to ensure that the Fontaine No-Slack ® and No-Slack ® II locking mechanisms operate freely. Ice and sludge can build up and lubricants become thick and binding at low temperatures. When the temperature drops below freezing, Fontaine ® recom- mends a thorough cleaning of the latching mechanism using a suitable cleaner or degreaser to make sure that all moving parts operate freely. Lubricate the fifth wheel prior to opening and closing. Refer to figures below. Grease the jaw and wedge on top and bottom. Separate the jaw and wedge with a large screwdriver and distribute the grease along the full length of the jaw and wedge mating surfaces. Open and close the fifth wheel several times to further distribute the grease. Fontaine suggests the use of a lithium complex grease when applying lubricant. (Areas or regions that experience extreme and/or prolonged freezing temperatures should consider using a less viscous substance such as: 90-weight oil, diesel fuel, kerosene, motor oil, etc. Doing so will help ensure proper movement/ lubrication of the latching mechanism. Fontaine suggests contacting your specific lubricant manufacturer for guidelines on mixing compatibility of any lubricant.) The regular performance of the routine, "90-Day/50,000 Mile Preventative Maintenance Procedure," is also recommended. Please refer to “Section III – Inspection and Maintenance Procedures” of the Fontaine Fifth Wheel Instructions Handbook (LT-001) for additional maintenance recommendations. Cold Weather Maintenance Separate Jaw and Wedge with screw driver here - grease full length. NO-SLACK ® (5092) Clean, oil and grease all moving parts (arrows) Jaw & Wedge Grease Fitting Wedge Jaw NO-SLACK ® (6000/7000) Clean, oil and grease all moving parts (arrows) Jaw & Wedge Grease Fittings Grease Fittings ISO/TS16949 REGISTERED TB-008 • REV.5 • July 2019