LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS - CONTINUED
The hydraulic reservoir is a 20-gallon, all steel tank mounted between the dump body subframe rails directly
behind the cab and in front of the hoist cylinder. The reservoir has top and bottom sight glasses for
determining fluid level. The top sight glass can be viewed from the driver side without raising the dump bed.
The tarpaulin contains grommets for hooking to the front, sides, and rear of the dump bed. Rubber tie straps
are provided for fastening over the tarpaulin hooks on the sides and rear. The tarpaulin is stowed in a stowage
box located between the cab and dump body. The stowage box is tubular with an access door on the driver
side of the truck.
HYDRAULIC CONTROL LEVER
This is a floor-mounted unit that is mechanically linked to the hydraulic control valve. By squeezing the
T-handle control head, the lever can be shifted to the UP position to raise the dump bed, or to the DOWN
position to lower the dump bed. Release T-handle and place lever in N (neutral) position when you wish to
stop the dump bed.
FILTER AND SERVICE INDICATION GAUGE
The filter collects contaminants in the hydraulic system. When the filter is dirty it restricts oil flow and there is
a buildup in pressure at the filter. The service indication gauge registers this pressure. When the gauge needle
is in the red, the need for an oil filter change is indicated.
TAILGATE CONTROL LEVER
This control is a direct mechanical link to the tailgate locking mechanism. A safety loop and chain (attached to
the dump body) are provided as a safety feature. When the control lever is in the full UP position, place the
loop over the control to prevent accidental releasing of tailgate. To release the tailgate for dumping, remove
the safety loop and pull the control lever forward and down. After dumping and lowering the bed, push the
control lever back and pull up to lock the tailgate closed. If the tailgate is hanging open, the locking
mechanism will not engage. Ensure tailgate locking jaws have latched over rod at the bottom of the tailgate.
After locking tailgate, slip safety loop over the control lever.