TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL
WHEELS, RIMS, TIRES
pipe tap hole should be at 12 o'clock position. Add oil
through pipe tap hole in axle shafts. Fill until oil runs out
of filler hole when positioned at 4 to 5 or 7 to 8 o'clock
positions [approximately .71 liter (1-1/2 pints)].
TRACTOR DRIVE WHEELS (Rear Axle) Dip bearing
cones in lubricant.
Before installing outer cone fill the wheel cavity
between bearings with the same oil to be used in
differential. This will assure bearing and spindle
lubrication until lubrication creeps through the outer
2. Using a wheel dolly place wheel on spindle; care
NOTE : The differential must not be over-filled. A
must be taken not to damage the seal, especially
periodic check is to be made for proper lubricant
on the leading edge of the spindle or axle (Fig.
On tractor drive wheels, apply Loctite gasket
INITIAL LUBRICATION OF WHEEL BEARINGS
eliminator (sealant) material No. 504 to back of axle
flange and install axle (Fig. 12).
Transparent Hub Cap (Front Axle)
Add oil through filler plug hole in hub cap
allowing time for oil to seep through the bearings and
seek a level on initial fill. When properly filled oil should
be on or 9.5 mm (3/8") above the oil level mark on the
hub cap window. Use engine oil or gear oil for front
wheels (see LUBRICATION, Section CTS2412).
Hub Cap Without Window (Front Axle)
Add .71 liter (1-1/2 pints) of matching differential
lubricant or enough lubricant to touch the bottom surface
of the wheel spindle outside diameter of each front
wheel. For initial fill,