PRODUCT SUPPORT PROGRAM TO INSPECT AND POSSIBLY REWORK REAR BUMPER SUPPORT WELD ON CERTAIN 120M MILITARY MOTOR GRADERS
AVSpare’s obligations under this Service Letter are subject to, and shall not apply in contravention of, the laws, rules, regulations, directives, ordinances, orders, or statutes of the United States, or of any other applicable jurisdiction, without recourse or liability with respect to AVSpare.
This Program must be administered either before or after failure. In either case the decision whether to apply the Program is made by the dealer. When reporting the repair, use "PS46614" as the Part Number and "7755" as the Group Number. If administered before failure, use "56" as the Warranty Claim Description Code and "T" as the SIMS Description code. If administered after failure, use "96" as the Warranty Claim Description Code, and "Z" as the SIMS Description Code.
The information supplied in this service letter may not be valid after the termination date of this program. Do not perform the work outlined in this Service Letter after the termination date without first contacting your AVSpare product analyst.
|Certain 120M Military Motor Graders were shipped from the factory without all the proper welds at the rear bumper (326-0879) as required for military configurations. Without the additional supporting welds if the machine is lifted off the ground or air dropped there is a higher chance for the rear frame to be damaged.|
|120M||RMY00100-00891, 893-902, 904|
|No parts needed for this program|
|WARNING. Read and understand the Operation and Maintenance Manual for safety information and safe working practices before starting this Rework Procedure.
Park on a level surface. If you must park on a grade, chock the machine.
Apply the service brake to stop the machine. Move the transmission control to the NEUTRAL position.
Move the speed control lever to the LOW IDLE position.
Engage the parking brake.
Lower all attachments to the ground.
Stop the engine.
Operate all hydraulic controls through all positions to relieve hydraulic pressure.
Repeat this step until all hydraulic pressure is released.
Turn the engine start switch to OFF position and remove the key.
Turn battery disconnect switch to the OFF position.
Inspect location 1 on each side of the ripper bumper to see if there is a weld on the support bracket at the end, return machine to service.
If the weld is missing follow proper welding guidelines to update the machine. Start by reviewing Special Instruction, REHS1841 "General Welding Procedures".
After properly preparing the machine for weld, apply a 12mm Fillet weld using 3 passes with a wire diameter of minimum 0.052.
The weld should join the lower support plate to the rear bumper.
Once the welding is complete allow it time to cool and touch up the welded areas with paint to prevent rusting.
Return machine to service.
SERVICE CLAIM ALLOWANCES
|NOTE: This is a 1.0-hour job|
|Note: A $10 allowance will be made for paint. |
Note: Reasonable travel time and mileage is allowed.
Note: Sites with multiple affected machines in this service letter should have all of those machines completed on the same trip. Please reference the other machine serial numbers in the claim story.
|Handle the parts in accordance with your Warranty Bulletin on warranty parts handling.|