OPERATING BODY PROPS - Continued
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, deadly poison, which, when
breathed, deprives the body of oxygen and causes suffocation. Exposure to
air containing carbon monoxide produces symptoms of headache, dizziness,
loss of muscular control, apparent drowsiness, and coma.
Carbon monoxide can become dangerously concentrated under conditions of
inadequate ventilation. Take the following safety precautions when operating
DO NOT operate engine in enclosed areas.
DO NOT idle engine without adequate ventilation.
Be alert for exhaust poisoning symptoms. They are:
Loss of muscular control
If you see another person with exhaust poisoning symptoms:
Remove person from area.
Expose to fresh air.
Keep person warm.
DO NOT permit physical exercise.
Notify a medic.
Nuclear (CBRN) protection will not protect you from carbon monoxide
The best defense against carbon monoxide poisoning is good ventilation!
Failure to comply may result in personnel injury or death.
Start engine, place main light switch in SER DRIVE or STOP LIGHT position, and engage PTO
(TM 9-2320-363-10 or TM 9-2320-302-10).
Raise dump body (Figure 12, Item 1).
Raise body prop (Figure 12, Item 4) on each side of vehicle chassis (Figure 12, Item 3) until prop
contacts stop (Figure 12, Item 5).
Dump body must be lowered onto body props with PTO disengaged. Failure to comply
may result in damage to equipment.