Section IV. MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Lubrication and cleaning are the only maintenance procedures you will perform on the dump truck body at the crew level.
Required lubrication is described in para 3-1.
Road grime, mud, dust, salt, and other deposits reduce payload and cause rapid corrosion of the dump body. Clean the
dump truck whenever these materials begin to accumulate.
With the dump bed lowered completely, use the tailgate control lever to release the tailgate.
Use a high pressure stream of water to clean the interior. Then clean the outer sides.
Disengage the PTO and turn off the engine while cleaning the raised bed.
Raise the bed and support it with the safety strut. Clean the underside with the high pressure stream.
Use a stiff broom and detergent to remove remaining dirt.
Leave the bed in the dump position until it is thoroughly dry.
When the bed is dry, lower it to road position. Close the tailgate.