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Practical Airbrakes - Book 2: Brake Adjustment

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“Practical Airbrakes - Book 2: Brake Adjustment” is a companion to the "Practical Airbrakes Handbook and Study Guide". Its content focuses on all issues relating to brake adjustment. The highly illustrated book covers self-adjusting ( or "automatic") brake adjusters. This includes function and operation, inspection for compliance and step by step re-adjusting procedures. Very helpful for truck and trailer service technicians. Drivers and owner-operators will also benefit from the detailed functional and inspection explanations.

Designed to be used a classroom learning workbook; it includes review exercises at the end of each Chapter. This ensures the learning outcomes are achieved.

8 1/2 in. x 11 in., full color - 42 pages.

Contents:

CHAPTER 1 - THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER BRAKE ADJUSTMENT

1.A Brake Adjustment and Stopping Ability
1.B Brake Adjustment and the Law
1.C Brake Adjustment Basics
1.D Brake Chambers and Pushrod Stroke
1.E From the Brake Chamber to the Wheel
1.F Why Brake Adjustment Changes
1.G Stages of Pushrod Stroke
1.H Factors Affecting Applied Stroke
1.I Slack Adjuster Angle

CHAPTER 2 - INSPECTING BRAKE ADJUSTMENT

2.A Brake Adjustment Violations
2.B Safe Inspection Practices
2.C Identifying Brake Chambers
2.D Checking Brake Adjustment
2.E Measuring Applied Pushrod Stroke
2.F Using Brake Stroke Indicators
2.G Measuring Free-Stroke
2.H Inspecting Pushrod Markings

CHAPTER 3 - RE-ADJUSTING MANUAL BRAKE ADJUSTERS

3.A Safety Precautions
3.B Checking for Problems
3.C Locking Devices
3.D Slack Adjuster Rotation
3.E Preparing for Brake Adjustment
3.F Wheel-Down Adjustment Procedure
3.G Wheel-Up Adjustment Procedure

CHAPTER 4 - SELF-ADJUSTING BRAKE ADJUSTERS

4.A Types of Self-Adjusting Brake Adjuster
4.B Testing Self-Adjusting Brake Adjusters

CHAPTER 5 - RE-ADJUSTING SELF-ADJUSTING BRAKE ADJUSTERS

5.A Why Self-Adjusting Brake Adjusters Fail
5.B Before Making an Adjustment
5.C Re-Adjustment Procedure

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