2-21. TAILGATE OPERATION
a. Lowering Tailgate.
Do not use tow pintle as a step when entering or exiting vehicle
cargo area. Failure to do so may result in injury to personnel or
damage to equipment.
The tailgate should not be lowered further than the length of
tailgate chains. Tailgate chains should always be used to support
tailgate when open. Do not allow tailgate to slam against lifting
shackles. Damage to equipment may occur.
(1) Remove two tailgate chain hooks (6) securing tailgate (7) to rear of
(2) Lower tailgate (7) and secure with two tailgate chain hooks (6).
b. Raising Tailgate.
(1) Raise tailgate (7).
(2) Secure tailgate (7) to rear of vehicle body with two tailgate chain hooks (6).