2-11. ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE- cont.
Assemble Wire Rope and Turnbuckles. Refer to figure 2-25.
(6) Using two clamps from suspension kit, make a loop in end of wire rope as follows.
(a) Remove nuts (1 and 4) and clamps (2 and 5) from U-bolts (3 and 6).
(b) Bend end of wire rope (7) to form a loop (tag end of rope should be about 9-inches
long). Position thimble (8) in loop and hold in place.
(c) Place U-bolt (3) over doubled end of wire rope (7), about 1/2-inch from thimble (8)
Install clamp (2) and two nuts (1) on U-bolt Tighten nuts securely.
(d) Place second U-bolt (6) over doubled end of wire rope (7), about 4-inches down from
first U-bolt (3) Install clamp (5) and two nuts (4) on U-bolt. Tighten nuts securely.
To prevent damage to threads of turnbuckle when tension is applied, at
least two threads of hook bolts must be exposed inside turnbuckle body
when fully extended.
Unscrew turnbuckle (9) until it is fully extended.
Connect hook on turnbuckle (9) to stake (10).
Connect loop in wire rope (7) to hook on other end of turnbuckle (9).
Repeat steps (6) through (11) for opposite end of wire rope (7)
Tighten both turnbuckles (9) until wire rope (7) is taut (with no load).