AIRBRAKE CONTROL KIT
General. Airbrake control kit is installed on vehicles hauling trailers or artillery equipped with airbrakes. Airbrake kit
is installed by direct support maintenance.
Airbrake Kit Operation.
Inserting yoke of equipment requires two or
more crewmembers, depending on size and
weight of load.
Insert yoke (7) of equipment to be towed
into pintle hook (4) of vehicle.
Connect air lines from towed equipment to
half couplings (5) of towing vehicle.
Pull up handles (6) to open airbrake hose
Connect trailer brakelight cable (3) to electric receptacle above pintle hook (4).
Start engine (para. 2-12).
Press in trailer air supply valve control knob
(9) and hold in place for 15 seconds. Release valve
control knob (9). Valve control knob (9) should remain in
pressed-in position indicating trailer or artillery load
airbrake system has proper air pressure.
Airbrake hand control should be engaged
slowly to provide steady, even braking.
Pull down trailer airbrake hand control lever
(8) to apply brakes of towed load.