Failure to connect the electrical connector and air hoses will result in inoperable trailer lights and brakes, and can lead to collision.
Before each tow, verify that all lights work.
Know the height, width and length of the trailer.
Always be aware of clearances.
Pressurized fluids can penetrate the skin.
Hydraulic hoses can fail from age, damage and exposure.
Do not search for hydraulic leaks without body and face protection. A tiny, almost invisible leak can penetrate the skin, thereby requiring immediate medical attention.
Use wood or cardboard to detect hydraulic leaks, never your hands.
Before performing trailer inspections, service or maintenance: • Park trailer on firm, level surface. • Set brakes, turn truck engine off and remove ignition key. • Chock tires if brakes are to be released. • Support trailer with properly rated and placed stands.
2.8 HAZARDS FROM MODIFYING YOUR TRAILER Before making any alteration to your trailer, contact your dealer or MAC T railer and describe the alteration you are contemplating. Altering your trailer may void the manufacturers warranty. See “Warranty” in Section 1.
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