OPERATING PRACTICES AND WARNINGS
1. Make certain the vehicle meets minimum chassis
NEVER OPERATE THE CRANE
requirements. (These guarantee unit stability)
Make certain the crane is installed per factory specifications. Contact your local Distributor or the Auto Crane factory if any questions arise.
Keep the vehicle in as level a position as possible while loading or unloading.
ALWAYS set the vehicle emergency brake before beginning crane operations.
ALWAYS use outriggers from vehicle to the ground during crane operation. Make sure they are firmly positioned on solid footings.
All load ratings are based on crane capacity, NOT truck/crane stability.
Keep objects and personnel clear of crane path during operation.
Keep hoist cable pulled tight at all times.
REMEMBER, in lifting a heavy load, the weight can create enough tipping momentum to overturn the vehicle.
ALWAYS keep load as close to ground as possible.
Hydraulic hoses need to be inspected frequently for signs of deterioration, and be replaced as required.
NEAR ELECTRICAL POWER LINES! Death or serious injury will result from boom, line, or load contacting electric lines. Do not use crane within 10 feet (3.05m) of electric power lines carrying up to 50,000 volts. One foot additional clearance is required for every additional 30,000 volts or less.
15.WARNING! NEVER EXCEED load chart capacities (centerline of rotation to hoist hook).
16.WARNING! NEVER cable from drum!
WARNING! NEVER wrap cable around load!
WARNING! NEVER attempt to lift or drag a load from the side! The boom can fail far below its rated capacity.
modify, or use
unauthorized components on any Auto Crane unit! This will void any warranty or liability. Also failure of the crane may result.
WARNING! NEVER place a chain link on the tip of the hook and try to lift a load!
WARNING! NEVER use a sling bar or anything larger than the hook throat that could prevent the hook latch from closing, thus negating the safety feature!
22.WARNING! In using a hook with latch, ALWAYS
12.The hoist hook is an important item that an operator
should consider and use properly. checked on a daily basis for distortion
insure that the hook throat is closed before lifting a load! Proper attention and common sense applied to the use of the hoist hook and various
13.ALWAYS store outriggers before road travel.
will prevent possible
NEVER hold any Control Select
Switch on that will cause unsafe operating conditions!
Auto Crane Company remote controlled, stiff boom cranes are not designed or intended for use on any applications involving the lifting or moving of personnel.