A support somewhat similar to that used in present design No. 1 truck front cross members has been added to 1928-29 truck front cross members sold through service. This support is riveted in place. (See Fig. 1042.)
For 1928-29 trucks in service that are subjected to unusually severe service, a No. 1 cross member reinforcement A-5347-R has been released. In appearance this reinforcement is similar to a short spring leaf (see Fig. 1043). It is assembled to the top of the front spring with the ends of the reinforcement pointing upward so that the curve in the reinforcement will follow the contour of the front cross member.
It is necessary to use a new design front spring tie bolt A-534ti-R and a longer spring clip AA-5455-FR or GR after installing an A-5347-R reinforcement.
INCREASED LIFTING POWER FOR HAND HOIST DUMP BODY
Fig. 1044 shows the double reduction gears now being used in the hand dump body. These gears replace the former design pinion and crank support used in the original single gear reduction hand hoist.
The additional gear reduction gives approximately three times as much lifting power, with the same effort at the crank.
Should an owner of an early type hand dump body desire additional lifting power the new reduction gears can be easily installed without any drilling, as holes are already provided in the sub-frame which permit the easy installation of the new unit.