Table 1. Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for M917 Dump Truck Body - Continued.
ITEM TO BE
If dump bed is to be held at a high angle or
if maintenance is performed with bed raised,
install safety strut in position on bed frame.
Failure to comply may result in death or
injury to personnel. Seek medical attention in
the event of an injury.
Ensure tailgate control handle operates freely. Control handle
will not operate
(Figure 4, Item 1)
Figure 4. Tailgate Control Handle.
Operate control handle and ensure lock
does not operate
(Figure 5, Item 1),
mechanism engages hinge pins when handle
smoothly and lock
is in full up position. Releases hinge pins
(Figure 5, Item 3),
when handle is in full down position.
and hinge pins
(Figure 5, Item 2)
Figure 5. Jaws, Lock Mechanism, and Hinge Pins.