Work Instructions: Inspecting and Replacing the Transfer Plates
- Inspect initially every 15,000 cars, then after every 50,000 cars for wear and tear
- Passenger Side Entrance 36" x 6" (P-C2236)
- Passenger Side Exit 36" x 7" (P-C2235)
- Driver Side Entrance 36" x 6" (P-C2234)
- Driver Side Exit 36" x 7" (P-C2233)
- Crescent Wrench
- Two 9/16" wrenches
- Pry Bar
- Make sure a wash stop is pushed in and the wash is shut down for the day.
- Begin by removing the pit grates from the transfer plate and remove the two bolts that secure the transfer plate on either side of the belt. Make sure to keep the bolts, washers, and lock washers in a secure space.
- Inspect both sides of the transfer plate for weld failures, cracks, weak points, or excessive wear. Replace the transfer plates as needed.
- When installing the driver-side transfer plate, ensure that the teeth line up with the flights and that there is ample spacing to prevent unnecessary wear.
- Once the new transfer plates are in place and nothing is rubbing, secure them using the washers, lock washers, and bolts.
- Pull the wash stop.
- Once everything is secured, run the belt to ensure that there are no issues or rubbing that will lead to additional wear and tear.