About the air and brake problems .............
Take a service air compressor of almost any type and connect it to the right rear gladhand and pump up the system. All will be quiet except for the compressor then one may find all the air problems. No need to go over 100psi, I have used a cheap little battery powered compressor and that worked good too.
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I had built mine so I could hook anything to anything that is why so many fittins in the photos.
Left gladhand is for trailer brakes. Right gladhand is emergency air. Use the right side glad hand.thanks !!! what a great idea, is there a reason why the right rear gladhand ? is it the one that's the most far in the system? like with bleeding the brakes i think that's also the place to start or is there another reason ?
Johan, most of the M275 trucks I've observed do not run mud flaps. But here is a good picture of an M275 with mud flaps and rear tail lights. Personally I like running mud flaps.whats the easiest way to remove a broken u-joint ? remove clips and punch the cups out from the inside out ? or removing the complete shaft with yokes, the one on the front drive shaft (transfer case side) is broken.
does someone have some pics how the rear taillights and mudguards should be insstalled ? mine are not original and like that i cannot use the right gladhand
yes !!! like that one on post 75, with the delineators on it, looks much nicer, thanks !!!!I don't know what the situation is in Europe, but here in North America you can get grief from crime fighters if you run the tractor without a trailer coupled to it. Ones shown in post 75 appear to be commercial products with the reflective panels added.
thats one of the first things i did, cleaning and check all possible grease fittings and pouring nice new grease in them….however few fittings from the front spring leaves are stucked….the front driveshaft on my tractor does not have any journals, with a flange on the transfer case straight to the front axle.This used to work with 5 tons. Take the cap bolts off the journals and block a jack up so it would bear on the drive shaft which would lift the cap on the top side. Rotate the shaft 180 degrees and do the opposite cap. I guess if you take the clips off that would work here. The issue would be if the u joint caps are really stuck you might lift the whole truck by the drive shaft. As suggested in post 73 a press would be better. I also recall that a hand tool was devised to press the caps out and was popular with wrecker operators who had to take u joints apart on the road. You can also beat on it with a big hammer but you are risk of damaging the drive shaft this way. U joints need greased. I hope you have looked after them. The grease gun is your friend. Grease is cheap. Parts are expensive. be guided accordingly.
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