Release the parking brake.
Place the transmission in first gear and drive the truck forward slowly. Have a crew member check the thickness
of the material you have spread to determine if the tailgate opening needs to be readjusted. If so, stop the truck,
place the transmission in neutral, apply the parking brake, and repeat the procedure given in paragraph 2-6c.
Maintain a steady speed until all of the material has been spread. While moving, you may raise the dump body at
intervals by moving the T-handle control lever to the UP position. This will keep the material flowing freely under
When the bed is empty, move the T-handle control lever (fig. 2-9) to DOWN. Lower the bed completely.
Never leave the bed raised or the PTO engaged when you drive to and from fob locations.
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).
m. Check the jaws on both sides of the tailgate hinge. Be sure they are closed firmly over the pins (fig. 2-2).
Hauling Long Materials.
Do not step on pusher axle tire when climbing in or out of the dump body.
Position the truck, apply park brakes.
Remove chains from upper and lower chain latches and lower chain guides.
Remove the chain from the slots on the lower chain latches. Pull it out (fig. 2-13, view A).