2-6. SPREADING AGGREGATE (Cont)
Pull out agitator clutch control (6) lever to
engage agitator. It may be necessary to slowly move
spreader to engage agitator.
Dump truck driver must avoid sudden
starts and stops. Failure to follow
this warning could result in injury or
death to spreader operator.
Drive forward or reverse and raise the dump
truck bed. Aggregate will pass overfeed roll onto the
feed roll control lever (5) is not properly set for direction
of travel, clutch will automatically disengage.
Normal operating speed of spreader is between
3 and 5 mph (5 and 8 kph). This speed will vary with the
type of material being spread, the thickness of the
spread, and the condition of the area being covered.
Once started, a steady speed must be maintained to
ensure an even flow of aggregate.
aggregate inside hopper. Never use
hands to cross feed material. Failure
to follow this warning could result in
aggregate from dump truck into hopper. If flow of
aggregate into hopper is uneven, use a hand shovel to
even the flow.
When finished spreading aggregate, do the
Come to a complete stop.
Close gate using gate adjusting lever (3).
Set feed roll control lever (5) to NEUTRAL
to disengage feed roll.
Push in agitator clutch control lever (6) to
If necessary, remove inserts (1) from
hopper and stow in spreader toolbox.
Prepare spreader for short move or long
move as appropriate (para 2-7)