17:26. Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts

Annually or each 20 000 km of a run

Protective covers of power shafts are very important elements since they protect the hinges of equal angular speeds (HEAS) from the hit on them of dirt, water and other foreign objects causing damages. External pollution of protective covers oil and lubricants can lead to premature failure of material of covers therefore it is recommended to wash periodically covers with water with soap.

Examine covers on existence of gaps and cracks, and also the weakened collars. In case of detection of signs of cracks or leak of lubricant the cover has to be replaced.