Lift up on the latch located at the top of the stowage box door cover (fig. 2-4) to gain access to the tarpaulin.
Pull the tarpaulin from the stowage box.
Lay the rolled up tarpaulin across the front of the dump bed.
Hook the tarpaulin grommets over the tie-down hooks located on the front of the dump bed (fig. 2-6).
Roll out the tarpaulin across the load and hook the tarpaulin tie-down straps over the twelve tie-down hooks
located on the sides and tailgate (fig. 2-6).
Avoid sudden stops, turns, or accelerations. They may cause the load to shift.
During off-road operation, avoid terrain with side slope. Also, remember you are carrying a heavy load and are
more apt to sink in soft soil than if you were empty. Stay on firm ground. Should you become stuck, refer to
appropriate procedures in TM 9-2320-273-10 Operators Manual for the vehicle chassis.
Do not attempt to dump in a high wind. Be sure the truck is on firm ground. Stay at the controls
so that you can lower the body immediately if it leans or shifts during duping. Make certain all
personnel are clear before you unlock the tailgate or the bed.
Before dumping, park the truck and apply park brakes. Walk around the truck and make sure:
Wheels are on firm ground.
Area behind tailgate is clear.
Tailgate chains are fully loosened. (Instructions for adjustment are given in para 2-6.)
You have adequate overhead clearance for raising the dump bed.