ATTACHING TO TRUCK USING TRUCK HITCH ATTACHMENT
Figure 14. Truck Hitch Attachment.
Always use a ground guide when attaching BMPM to truck using truck hitch arms (FM 21-60).
Failure to comply may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Drive with extreme caution, at low speed. Be sure area surrounding BMPM is clear of
personnel and objects before moving the unit or extending truck hitch arms. Sound unit horn
before moving unit from stopped position. Turn on beacon when unit is in motion. Failure to
comply may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
The truck hitch attachment is used to attach dump truck to BMPM. This allows for consistent
contact between truck and BMPM without manual braking of truck, ensuring smooth forward
motion of BMPM and reduced material spillage between truck and BMPM hopper.
1. Extend the truck hitch arms (Figure 14, Item 2) by pressing and holding the truck hitch out key (Figure 15,
Item 1) until truck hitch arms (Figure 14, Item 2) are fully extended.
2. Ensure rear tires of the truck make even contact with rollers on BMPM hitch rollers.(Figure 14, Item 1).
3. Retract the truck hitch arm (Figure 14, Item 2) by pressing and holding the truck hitch in key (Figure 15, Item
2) until both guide rollers are fully locked into truck wheel rims (Figure 14, Item 3).
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