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Installing Your OctoseŽ
Read this installation guide before you begin.

Positioning the OctoseŽ

Owing to the diverse number of turntable mounting plates, these fitting instructions are generalised and the fitter will have to use their own initiative as to the exact location, as many factors are involved in a successful installation.

The general location is on the centre line, just in front of the turntable. This varies with obstructions such as Pan-hard rods or cross-members. The Ideal position is approximately 100mm in front of the turntable feet on the centre line. If the turntable is a high profile type, the bearing can be located under the table. For low profile table, tilt to the maximum forward position, allow 100mm in front. Mark this as centre for bearing mounting ring.

Fitting

Option 1: Cut a hole 140mm in diameter in turntable mounting plate and clean it up. Insert bearing mounting ring 10mm above mounting plate. Stitch weld 4 X 25mm welds.

Option 2: Cut a hole 125mm in diameter in turntable mounting plate and clean it up. Centre and clamp bearing mounting ring on top of mounting plate. Stitch weld 4 X 25mm welds.

DO NOT FULLY WELD AS RING WILL SHRINK.

DO NOT FORCE RING INTO AN OVAL HOLE.

ALLOW FOR RAISED BATTERY BOXES OR ANY OBSTRUCTION ABOVE CHASSIS LEVEL.

Using the Ripple Plate

An extension plate may be necessary to mount the bearing housing. This is a plate 300mm X 170mm X 5mm with two corners cut off at 45*. Use the same method of stitching ring in place while bearing housing is centred and clamped. The ripple plate can then be welded to the turntable.

Ball Race

The same as above applies for a standard OctoseŽ 060 which ducts two (2) air, one (1) electrical, one (1) ABS, and one (1) minor cable comfortably.

Ball Race with Hydraulics

Use an extension plate as above, but raise the height, so the bottom of the OctoseŽ is level with the top of the ball race to allow hydraulic hoses to enter through an opening in the centre of the turntable plate and into the OctoseŽ at the rear. All other hoses and cables enter up through the bearing. If there is no access through the turntable plate, a hole of approximately 300mm diameter should be cut under the centre of the king pin. Lay hoses parallel to avoid cutting off air supply. This also simplifies adding retaining bolts.

The OctoseŽ cover can be varied in height to simplify the retention of hoses. Press in 4 Nylon clips (supplied). Should hoses need greater retention, replace front clips with through bolts. Retaining bolts can be used should the clips shear off.

Connection of Hoses

Disconnect hoses at the rear of mounting plate to which the Suzie Coils are connected. Remove the two air lines and replace cable mountings. Draw the Nylon tube back towards the turntable as far as possible, and join the rubber hose with approved fittings.

Also extend the electrical cable so that it is approximately 200mm longer that the air hoses. This prevents the power cables doing a rotation of the OctoseŽ and prevents plugs being dislodged. Zip tie the Nylon and power cables onto the existing harness in the chassis rail to a point opposite the OctoseŽ bearing. This now gives a short run across to the centre of the chassis to the access hole in the bearing.

Finishing

Replace air couplings onto barbed fittings. After the trailer is connected, make sure truck will turn to full Jack-Knife position, with a little spare hose still available.

IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE CONTACT US, SO WE CAN ADVISE YOU AS TO THE NEAREST APPROVED FITTING STATION

 

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