Figure 7-40.Tailgate rigged for spreading operations.
shift the truck into low gear and drive it slowly forward
while dumping, as shown in figure 7-40.
The dump truck body can be held in any position by
returning the control lever to the HOLD position. When
dumping is completed, lower the body by returning the
control lever to the LOWERING position. Then close
the tailgate latches.
The load in a dump truck should be distributed
evenly. Heaped loads to the front put more strain on the
hoist. Loads to one side can damage the hinge pins, the
dump bed, or bend the truck chassis. Remember: If your
load should be distributed unevenly and dumped on
uneven ground, you could find yourself in great
difficulty, as shown in figure 7-41.
Figure 7-41.Hillside dumping hazard.
Figure 7-42.Watch for overhead obstructions.