Section I. OPERATING PROCEDURES
This section tells you how to load, transport cargo, and unload the dump body under ordinary operating conditions. It
identifies controls and tells you how to use them.
This manual contains instructions for dump body operation only. See TM 9 2320273-10 for
chassis operating instructions.
Preparing To Load.
Perform your before (B) PMCS (see chapter 3, section II). Notify Organizational Maintenance of any problems.
Check tailgate control and locking mechanism to make sure it is securely fastened.
Be sure that the control lever is in the full up position. The chain safety loop must be in place, as shown in
Check that the jaws of the tailgate locking mechanism are closed securely over the bottom pins of the
tailgate as shown in figure 2-2.
Make sure the cotter pins are installed in the tailgate top latch as shown in figure 2-3.
Check that the door of the tarpaulin stowage box is closed and latched (fig. 2-4).
Make sure the dump bed has been cleaned out since it was used last. Remove any material or debris. If
necessary, use a hose with water pressure to wash out small deposits of material.
NEVER OPERATE THE HYDRAUUC CONTROL LEVER (located in the truck cab)without fit making
sure all personnel are clear of the dump body.