DUMPING DUMP TRUCK
INITIAL SETUP: NOT APPLICABLE
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.
Do not attempt to raise dump bed in high wind. Ensure truck is on
firm ground. Stay at the controls so you can lower dump bed
immediately if it leans or shifts during dumping. Ensure all personnel
are clear before you unlock the tailgate or raise the dump bed. Failure
to comply may result in death or injury to personnel. Seek medical
attention in the event of an injury.
Perform During (D) PMCS while following the dumping procedures.
1. Before dumping, park truck and apply parking brake. Walk around truck and ensure:
Wheels are on firm ground.
Area behind tailgate is clear.
Tailgate chains are fully loosened. (Instructions for adjustment is given in control spreading.)
d. There is adequate overhead clearance for raising the dump bed.
2. Remove safety loop from tailgate control lever as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Lowering Tailgate Control Lever.