3-65. WHEEL (cont)
When machining wheels of locomotive, be careful of hot, sharp chips. Wear adequate eye
protection. Use leather welding gloves. Cover exposed skin areas. Do not use hand to remove
shavings, even with leather gloves. Use a hook or welding rod.
2. Use a portable wheel lathe and turn wheel down as follows:
· Lift must be accomplished with a 30-ton (27.1 metric tons) (minimum) jack.
· To be certain that axle is raised by pedestal assembly, two blocks approximately 3-1/2 inches (88.9
mm) high must be used on each wheel.
a. Install two blocks (1) between bearing and pedestal binder on each side.