2. Ensure that all recesses in the mats surrounding
the repair area are clean. Use a broom or brush to
remove any debris.
3. Remove the male connector and adapters from
the replacement mat, using socket head screw wrenches
taped to the pallet. Be careful to retain the dowel pin in
the lower adapter. (See view A of fig. 11-34.)
4. Place the lower adapter prong under the lower
prong of the prongs-down end of the adjacent mat A,
keeping the dowel pin up. (See view A of fig. 11-34.)
5. Place the middle and upper adapters on the
lower adapter, using the dowel pin as a locating device.
Ensure that the locking bar tongue on the middle adapter
is in the locking bar slot of mat A and the upper adapter
prong mates with the upper prong of the prongs-down
end of the adjacent mat A. (See view B of fig. 11-34.)
6. Place the male connector into the female
connector of adjacent mats B and C. (See view C of fig.
7. Place the female connector edge of the
replacement mat over the grooves of the male connector
edges of adjacent mats E and F (fig. 11-34) in the same
manner that AM-2 mats are connected. Gently lower the
replacement mat into place, being careful to lift the
dowel pin into the hole in the connector adapter and the
male connector adapter into the groove in the male
connector. (See views A and C of fig. 11-34.)
8. Align the holes between the upper, middle, and
lower adapters and the connector adapter. The dowel
pin will provide at least approximate alignment,
although some minor shifting of the replacement mat
with a pry bar maybe necessary. Insert and tighten the
four socket head cap screws with the 5/16-inch box
wrench provided. (See view B of fig. 11-34.)
9. Place a clamp over the male connector.
Alignment of holes can be accomplished by sliding the
clamp in the adapter grooves. Insert and tighten the ten
socket head screws with the 5/16-inch wrench. (See
view C of fig. 11-34.)
Figure 11-34.Replacement mat installation.