2-7. PREPARATION FOR MOVEMENT.
Introduction. The spreader can be moved short
distances off-road, within the job site, while still coupled
to the dump truck. Follow paragraph b below. If
spreader is to be moved long distances over the
highway, it must be installed on transport truck. Follow
paragraph c below.
Short Move. The spreader can be moved short
distances while still coupled to the dump truck. Proceed
Raise dump body about 1/3.
Remove chains (1) from spreader toolbox.
(3)Connect chains (1) to hopper eyebolts (2).
Feed other end of chains (1) through
retaining holes in dump truck tailgate. The
same number of links must be fed through
both retaining holes.
Lower dump body. Spreader will clear the
ground sufficiently to allow travel. If
ground clearance is insufficient, proceed
Raise dump body about M.
through retaining holes.
Lower dump body and check ground
Repeat steps (a) through (c) until
ground clearance is sufficient to
spreader is resting on ground. Unhook
chains (1) from chain retaining holes and
hopper eyebolts (2). Stow chains in
Long Move. The spreader can be towed long
distances at a maximum speed of 40 mph (64 kph) by
any vehicle capable of towing 2850 lb and equipped with
a towing pintle and a 24-volt, 12-contact intervehicular
cable connector. Proceed as follows:
Have unit maintenance do the following:
Uncouple spreader from dump truck
Remove truck hitch from dump truck
Remove operators platform from
spreader (para 4-14).
Install transport truck and tongue on
spreader (para 4-12).
Install taillights on spreader (para 4-