# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Diesel Equipment Technology III Task 2095148556

CTE Resource Center - Verso

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Service sliding fifth wheel, tracks, stops, locking systems, air cylinders, springs, lines, hoses, and controls.

Definition

Servicing should include

  • checking the air line to make sure that it is not damaged.
  • checking the locking system's connection to the air cylinders and the springs
  • greasing the tracks, locking pins, and holes.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is the fifth wheel a major part of a vehicle's preventive maintenance check?
  • What should you do if you find any damage on the fifth wheel or mounting plate?
  • Why should you keep the fifth wheel greased?