For cleaner rigs and garages, for keeping axles, hubs and brakes grease free, while caring for the environment, Final-Lube plates have been the proven solution for over 25 years.
To install your FINAL-LUBE "Solid Grease" Plate, you will need the following: screwdriver, center punch or centering tool, drill with 1/8", 17/64" and 9/32" (optional) drill bits, Loctite, air ratchet.
|Part No.||Final-Lube Description||No. of Screws Included|
|MD-12||12"-14" King Pin Settings||13|
|MD-15||15"-17" King Pin Settings||15|
|MD-18||18"-20" King Pin Settings||15|
|STD||21"-24" King Pin Settings||16|
|STD-24||25"-27" King Pin Settings||16|
|XL-27||28"-30" King Pin Settings||19|
|XL-29||31"-36" King Pin Settings||19|
|XL-36||37"-52" King Pin Settings||19|
|FL-FR||FL-FR Frameless Final-Lube for Frameless Dumps||13|
(1.) Degrease both the 5th Wheel and Upper Coupler Plate with solvent, or steam clean to remove all grease.
*** IMPORTANT: Avoid getting water behind Upper Plate when steam cleaning.
(2.) Apply a glaze of motor oil or rust inhibitor to keep Upper Plate from corroding.
*** IMPORTANT: Be sure all burrs are removed from the 5th wheel.
(3.) Place Final-Lube on Upper Plate as shown in Fig. 1. Note: Beveled edge should be placed toward front of trailer, ensuring Final-Lube is flat during installation.
*** IMPORTANT: If Final-Lube extends beyond front edge of trailer or Upper Plate,
-DO NOT INSTALL-!
(4.) Mark and install two (2) screws at a time, always working from holes closest to king pin outward. Refer to Fig. 2 for hole pattern.
(5.) Using the Final-Lube as a template, mark holes #1 and #2 with a center punch or centering tool. Put a drill mark in the exact center of the hole...always keep the Final-Lube flat.
(6.) Drill holes #1 and #2 with a 1/8" drill bit. Drill all the way through. Note: If you encounter a beam, you only need drill as deep as the screw.
*** IMPORTANT: When drilling, lubing compound is recommended.
(7.) Now drill your #1 and #2 hole with a 17/64" bit. Place a drop of Loctite only at the base of the screw and use an air ratchet to insert Torx screws provided with the Final-Lube. Note: If screws are going in tight or breaking, use a 9/32" larger finishing bit. This will usually be necessary for very hard or thick Upper Plates.
*** IMPORTANT: Screws should be countersunk at 1/8" as shown...No More...No Less!
(8.) Follow same procedures for the rest of the holes as in steps 6 and 7. Be sure to follow pattern in Fig. 2.
NOTE: Number of holes will vary with the size of the Final-Lube Plate. See chart at beginning of instructions for number of screws included with your Final-Lube.
(9.) If a screw gets broken off and you need to relocate a hole, follow this procedure: