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Never operate hydraulic control lever (located in the truck cab) without
ensuring all personnel are clear of the dump body. Failure to comply
may result in death or injury or to personnel. Seek medical attention in
the event of an injury.
Ensure truck has sufficient overhead clearance for all loading,
unloading, and there is sufficient overhead clearance for raising and
lowering of the dump bed. Failure to comply may result in death or
injury to personnel and damage to equipment. Seek medical attention
in the event of an injury.
PTO output speed with respect to engine speed is 47% faster in
gears R2, F3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 1, and 16. Do not operate PTO in
gears other then R1, N, 1, or 2 over 1700 rpm. Failure to comply
5. Ensure dump bed is fully lowered so its entire length rests on chassis frame. If it needs to be lowered,
start the truck engine, engage PTO (TM 9-2320-273-10) and perform the following steps:
Clear all personnel from around dump body.
Squeeze hydraulic control lever head together as shown in Figure 5.
Move shift lever toward down position.
After dump body is fully lowered, release control lever head and place the lever in N (neutral)
6. If dump truck is to be loaded with a hopper, ensure truck is positioned so hopper is directly over
approximate center of dump bed. When pulling under hopper, check truck clearance. If truck is to be
loaded using front-end loader, position truck on firm level ground location convenient for loading
operation. Position truck for side loading.
Figure 5. Hydraulic Control Lever.
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