Place the T-handle control lever (fig. 2-9)in the N (neutral) position.
To lower, swing the strut down into its stowed position. You will have to raise the bed slightly to take weight
off the safety strut before it will swing down.
When dumping is finished, squeeze the T-handle control head (fig. 2-9) of the hydraulic control lever and move
the lever to the DOWN position.
When the bed is fully lowered, release the T-handle control (fig. 2-9) and place the lever in the N (neutral)
Disengage the PTO (see TM 9-2320-273-10).
Lift the tailgate control lever upward as far as it will go. Slide the safety loop over the lever (fig. 2-1).
Check the jaws on both sides of the tailgate hinge. Be sure they are closed firmly over the pins (fig. 2-2).
Remember to perform your after (A) PMCS when you finish operating the dump truck.
Position the truck for spreading. Park the truck and apply the park brakes.
Raise bottom of mud flaps up and toward front of truck. Hook mud flaps on hooks provided on bottom edge of
dump body (fig. 2-11).
Figure 2-11. Mud Flaps Stowed During Dump Operations.