Do not try to loosen a sickly load by pulling forward or backward and braking abruptly.
Always disengage the PTO when hydraulic power to the dump is not needed. You could not leave
the dump body hoist cylinder extended for long periods of time such as in storage. Atmospheric
conditions can damage the machined surface of the cylinders.
If the bed is to be held at a high angle for an extended period, or if maintenance is going to be performed with the
bed raised, use the safety strut.
Raise the dump bed as high as it will go.
Lift the strut until it is alined with the bottom of the bed (fig. 2-10).
Lower dump bed until safety strut is firmly engaged against bed cross brace.
Figure 2-10. Safety Strut.