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Galion-Godwin Truck Body Co. LLC
Dump Truck Operator Manual
Galion-Godwin Table of Contents
Section 1: important Safety information .2
Section 2: Pre-trip Inspection 3Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist 3Electrical Check 5Operational Check 6
Section 3: Driving an Empty Truck 8
Section 4: Loading the Truck 8
SectionS: Driving a Loaded Truck rn
Section 6: Dumping Operations 12
Section 7: PTO Operations 13Instructions for Power Take Off Operation 13
Section 8: Tailgate Removal 14
Section 9: Special Situations 15Asphalt Spreading 15Asphalt Patching 16Counterbalance and Emergency Lowering Instructions 18
Section 10: Options 20Heated Body 20Double Acting Tailgate 20
Section 11: Lubrication 21Lubrication Points for Conversion Hoists 21Lubrication Points for Twin Telescopic Conversion Hoists 22Lubrication Points for Front Lift Telescopic Hoists 22
Lubrication Points for Underbody Hoists 23
Section 12: Hydraulic Oil 24OilSupply.. ..,., 24
Oil Specifications 25
Proper Procedure for Filling a Galion-Godwin Hoist with Hydraulic Oil 26
Galion-Godwin Operated by Hydraulic Systems
Not Furnished by Ga lion - Godwin 26
Telescopic Cylinder 28
Cylinder Sleeves 28
Maintenance and Service Recocd 29
Section 1Important Safety Information
Important Safety InformationThis Galion-Godwir, dump truck body isconsidered heavy-duty equipment. While wehave tried to make it as safe as possible, you andthose around you can still be seriously hurt orkilled if the unit is operated or maintainedimproperly. It is very important that youthoroughly understand this manual and that youfully and completely comply with all of theinstructions contained in this manual. They arehere for your safety; please follow them.
Occupational safety and health laws require thatall dump trucks be equipped with locking controllevers, body props and backup alarms. SeeFigure 1.1. It is against Federal law to operate thismachinery without this equipment in place andoperational.
In addition, we have provided your body withsafety features which, while not mandated byfederal law, are still important for your safety.These devices include warning decals, a hoistcontrol lever that is spring loaded to return toneutral whenever you release the control lever(this is known as a dead man control) and abody-up light. NEVER OPERATE THIS DEVICE IFANY OF THE REQUIRED SAFETY FEATURES AREMISSING OR INOPERATIVE. REMEMBER,SAFETY IS EVERYONES JOB.
If your unit is not equipped with one of the threeunits shown, you should obtain, read andunderstand the instructions for the factorysupplied control tower in your truck. See
Figure 1.lb - Single Lever With Air Control Tower
Figure 1.la - Single Lever Control Tower
A WARNINGOperate tmcks only in well-ventilated ereas.Running any vehicle in an enclosed area can leadto a build-up of carbon monoxide. Carbonmonoxide can cause asphyxiation and death.
A WARNINGNever leave a raised body unattended.
A proper pre-trip inspection is necessary in orderto insure that your dump truck is in a safe androadworthy condftion before you start out on theroute. AU of the items on this pre-trip inspectionchecklist are important. The unit should never beoperated if any of its equipment is not in safeworking order. Experience has shown that it isespecially dangerous to operate this equipment ifthe dump bodys safety equipment (the lockingcontrol lever, the deadman control, the bodyprop, the body-up light and the backup alarm) isnot in good working order. NEVER OPERATE ADUMP TRUCK UNLESS ALL OF THESEFEATURES ARE FULLY OPERATIONAL AND ALLOF THE VEHICLES SAFETY SYSTEMS (LIGHTS,BRAKES, WIPERS, ETC.) ARE IN GOODOPERATING CONDITION.
The procedures outlined here pertain only to thedump body and hoist assembly and generic itemsthat should be checked before driving anymotorized vehicle on the highway. In addition tothe following items, you must follow all pre-triprecommendations by the manufacturer of thechassis and all state and federal pre- and post-tripinspection requirements.
PreTrip Inspection Checklist
1. Check rear hinge area for visible damage,loose or missing pins, cracking, bending orother damage to the truck frame in the area ofthe rear hinge.
A WARNINGUse caution when climbing on the body. Makesure there Is no oil, dirt or debris on eitheryourshoes or any of the surfaces you climb on.
2. If you need to climb on the body or the truckat any time during the inspection process,make sure there is no oil, grease or otherslippery substance on either your shoes orany of the truck surfaces. Remember to keepeither both feet and one hand or both handsand one foot firmly and safely in contact withthe truck or the body at all times while youare climbing.
3. Check to make sure the pins holding thetailgate at the top are fully engaged andsecured by the pin keeper. See FIgure 2.1.
4. Check tailgate latching assembly. The hooksmust be securely fastened over the pins onthe tailgate. Four different bottom tailgateand latch assemblies are in use. SeeFigure 2.2a-2.2d.
Section 2Pre-Trip Inspection Galion-Godwin
5. Look under the truck for any dripping oil oraccumulation of oil or grease on the floor orother signs of leakage.
6. Check for broken windshield and door glass.
7. Check to make sure that all lights, lenses andreflectors are intact.
8. Check the general condition of the dumpbody. Make certain there is no excessive rust,damage, etc.
9. Check and clean ladders and steps. Grease,mud and other debris could make themslippery and extremely dangerous.
10. Check condition of the truck suspension,including springs, shackles, air bags, andother components.
11. Check, clean and adjust all mirrors.
12. Check tire pressure per markings on the tires.
13. Check to make certain all warning decalsare on the body and are clean and legible.Figure 2.3a-2.3t contains drawings showingthe proper decals included in your decalpacket.
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14. Check the condition of spreader chains andtheir attachment. Make certain welds holdingthem to the tailgate are solid and no links areshowing signs of damage.
15. Check the banjo eyes (the chain adjustingbrackets) for signs of wear, cracking welds ormechanical damage.
16. Check the condition of the tailgate. If thetailgate is equipped with a coal door or similardevice, make sure that it is operating smoothlyand properly and latches securely.
17. Check for any signs of torn metal, rust orcracking welds.
18. Clear all debris off of any extension pans.
19. If your unit is equipped with sideboards,check to make sure that they are properlysecured.
20. Check the condition of the cab shield. Be onthe lookout for excessive damage, rust, tornmetal or cracked welds.
1. Turn on the ignition, place the transmission inreverse and check for operation of the backupalarm and backup lights, if so equipped.
2. Check headlights, taillights, and brake lights.
3. Check operation of windshield wipers.
4. Check operation of body-up light. Startengine, engage power takeoff (see Section 7)and raise the body approximately six inches.The body-up light should come on at that time.
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DO NOT LEAVE RAISED BODY UNATTENDED WITHOUT PROPPIN
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