OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
PREPARING TO LOAD DUMP BODY
As required, clean dump body of material previously carried (WP 0021).
Ensure that tailgate is closed (WP 0004). If operating an M917A1 with Material Control System (MCS) or
M917A2 with MCS, ensure that MCS gates are closed (WP 0004).
With engine running, ensure that dump body is fully lowered by checking body up indicator light on
instrument panel (WP 0004). Light must be off. Lower dump body, if raised.
DO NOT park on a slope. Park on level ground only. Parking on a slope could cause load
to shift and dump truck to tip over. Failure to comply may result in personnel injury, death,
and/or damage to equipment.
Position dump body for loading:
Position dump truck on firm level ground at a location convenient for loading.
If dump body is to be loaded using a hopper, check clearance before pulling under hopper. Position
dump truck with hopper above center of dump body.
Use extreme care when handling heavy parts. Lifting cables, chains, hooks, and
slings must be in good condition and of suitable capacity. Keep clear of parts
supported only by lifting device.
Dump body side boards weigh approximately 65 lb (30 kg) each. Two personnel
are required to install or remove side boards.
Failure to comply may result in personnel injury, death, and/or damage to