12-3. LOADER BUCKET ASSEMBLY MAINTENANCE (CONT)
d. Clam Bucket Cutting Edge.
This task covers removal and replacement of clam
bucket cutting edge.
TOOLS: Shop Equipment Welding T16714
MATERIALS/PARTS: E-7018 welding rod,
PERSONNEL REQUIRED: Two Construction
quantity as required
Equipment Mechanics M0S 62B
PRELIMINARY PROCEDURE: Clam bucket shank assemblies removed (page 12-26)
and alternator wiring disconnected (page 5-10).
REMOVAL (SHEET 1 OF 2)
Start engine, raise clam bucket to an acceptable working height, and tell
assistant to place supports beneath bucket ensuring that supports do not
interfere with removal of cutting edge.
Wear tinted protective goggles and insulated
acetylene torch and heated parts. Failure to
from flame of torch or serious injury due to
or burned, get medical aid immediately.
gloves when working with
do so could cause blindness
burns. If you are injured
Using carbon arc rod or an acetylene cutting torch, remove cutting edge
from clam. Keep distortion to a minimum amount while removing cutting