Section IV. PREPARATION FOR OPERATION
This section contains Instructions for preparing the
spreader for operation and preparing the spreader for
transportation after operation. To prepare the spreader
for operation, perform the following tasks in the order
listed: a. Remove taillights (para 4-11).
Remove transport truck and tongue (para 4-12).
Install truck hitch on dump truck (para 4-13).
Install operators platform on spreader (para 4-
Couple spreader to dump truck (para 4-15).
The spreader can be transported short distances, off
road, while still coupled to the dump truck. See
paragraph 2-7. To prepare the spreader for long
highway transportation, perform the following tasks in
the order listed: a. Uncouple spreader from dump truck
Remove truck hitch from dump truck (para 4-13).
Remove operators platform from spreader (para
Install transport truck and tongue on spreader
Install taillights on spreader (para 4-11).
Always refer to the applicable operators TM listed in
paragraph 1-1 when instructed to operate the dump
REMOVING AND INSTALLING TAILLIGHTS.
This task covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanics Automotive
Spreader parked on level ground and uncoupled from
Tiedown straps (Item 12, Appendix E)
Cut and remove tiedown straps (1)
securing harness (2) to lift bar (3).
Loosen screw (4) in C-clamp (5) and
remove harness (2) from C-clamp.