1-7. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS.
a. M295A1 Chassis.
Prevent wheels from rolling when semitrailer is uncoupled.
Composed of two siderails reinforced by ten crossmembers,
channels, and a plate to support the kingpin.
Couples semitrailer to towing vehicle.
Extends and retracts (ratchet-type) landing gear.
Supports semitrailer and aids in raising or lowering semitrailer during
coupling. Early model landing gear legs operate in unison using a
curbside ratchet-type handcrank which can be operated in either
direction. Late model landing gear legs operate independently of
each other, using a handcrank on each side.
Spare Tire Assembly
Mounted in spare wheel and tire carrier. Provides emergency
replacement for damaged tire.
Ties down semitrailer during shipment.
Consists of offset disk-type rim and split-type retaining side ring.
Protect semitrailer during towing operation.