2-26. OPERATION OF DUMP TRUCK
a. General. The M817 dump truck has an all steel dump body with a universal-type
tailgate which may be opened at either top or bottom. This permits operation as a
regular. rocker-type, or spreader-type dump truck. The dump body also can be used as a
regular cargo carrier or, when equipped with a special purpose troop seat kit, as a
Dump body control lever in cab must be locked in neutral position
when dump truck is used as personnel carrier. Lever engaged could
cause dump body to raise, resulting in serious injury to personnel.
b. Payload Capacities. Payload capacity is 10,000 pounds (4,540 kilograms)
maximum. Table 2-3 lists typical material weights.
Table 2-3. Typical Material Weights