DO NOT attempt to dump in high wind. High winds may disperse aggregate.
High winds may also cause dump truck to roll over when dump body is raised.
Failure to follow this warning may result in death or injury to personnel or dam-
age to equipment.
Stay at controls while dumping. If dump body leans or shifts to one side, lower
it immediately and check for one of the following:
- underinflated or flat tires
- tires sinking in soft soil
- load shifting to one side of body
- high or gusty wind
- weak or broken leaf spring
If one of these or any other problems are found, do not continue dumping until
the problem is corrected. Failure to follow this warning may result in death or
injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
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 follow this warning
may result in death or injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
This paragraph describes dumping a load through the tailgate opening of either
model dump truck.
For instructions on controlled spreading using the M917A1 w/MCS gates, refer
to paragraph 2-13.
Assistance is required for this operation. Driver inside cab operates dumping
controls. Assistant driver monitors area around dump body.
Preparing to Dump
Position dump truck on level ground. Set parking brake (TM 9-2320-363-10).
Walk around dump truck and check the following:
Wheels are on firm level ground.
Dump truck is not leaning to one side
Area behind tailgate is clear.
(d) Overhead clearance is sufficient.
Transport lock is unlocked (3 oclock position) (paragraph 2-2).