OPERATION OF CARGO TRUCKS (Contd)
Lowering and Raising Dropsides.
Park vehicle where it can best be loaded or unloaded. Turn ignition switch and battery switch to OFF and
apply parking brake.
Turn locking handle (4) counterclockwise to loosen grasp ring (5) and turn T-bolt (7) 90 Remove locking
handle (4) and repeat operation on opposite end of dropside (2).
Troop seats, side rack braces, bows, side racks, and troop seat securing
pins must be secured in stowed position before lowering dropside. Failure
to do so may result in injury or death.
Make sure side panel front locks are secured before lowering tailgate or
dropsides will fall. Failure to do so may result in injury or death.
This operation requires two crewmembers.
Grasp side rack (3) and carefully lower dropside (2).
To load from both sides:
Lower tailgate (1) (task b).
Remove locking handles (4) securing dropside (2) and lower drop- side (2). Repeat operation for other
To raise dropside (2):
Raise dropside (2) and install T-bolt (7) at forward end. Place T-bolt (7) in slot, turn 90 degrees and hold
in position with ring (5). Turn locking handle (4) clockwise to secure.
Raise opposite dropside (2) and secure it in position.
Raise tailgate (1) and install left rear and right rear locking handles (6).