14-15. COUPLING AND UNCOUPLING SPREADER (CONT).
Uncoupling Spreader from Dump Truck.
Loosen thumbscrews (1) and extend
balancing handles (2). Use handles to
hold spreader level and position spreader
while it is being uncoupled.
Ensure that both latches in coupler hitch
release. If both latches do not release,
spreader will move forward with dump
truck. Failure to follow this warning
could result in severe injury or death.
Two people should hold spreader level
using balancing handles. Two people
should support spreader from rear.
Rotate latch lever (5) upward to release
coupler hitch (4) from truck hitch. Ensure
that coupler hitch is fully released before
Do not stand between spreader and
dump truck when dump truck is in
motion. Failure to follow this warning
could result in severe Injury or death.
Have truck driver drive slowly forward and
away from spreader. If coupler hitch (4)
binds on truck hitch, raise or lower coupler
hitch using hitch adjusting crank (3) until
spreader can be uncoupled.
Carefully allow spreader to tilt backward
until it rests on ground.
Push handles (2) fully into guides and
tighten thumbscrews (1).
If necessary, cut and remove tiedown
straps securing D-rings (7).
Remove truck hitch from dump truck (para