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    IMPORTANT ---

OPERATION OF UNIT

  • 1.

    Make sure this manual has been thoroughly read by all crane operating personnel and supervisors.

  • 2.

    A routine inspection of the crane should be

mandatory before each operating day. defects should be corrected immediately.

Any

  • 8.

    Always boom up before rotating so the boom will clear the required boom support.

  • 9.

    When extending the boom, always maintain clearance between the boom crown and the traveling block or hoist hook.

  • 10.

    Always observe safe and practical operation to

  • 3.

    At a job site the vehicle should be positioned so that the crane can adequately reach the load within the rated capacity (centerline of rotation to hoist hook).

  • 4.

    Keep the vehicle as level as possible during operation.

  • 5.

    For electric cranes, engage emergency brake and leave ignition on with transmission in neutral (or in park for automatic transmissions). Activate any crane power switches. For Auto Crane units requiring battery and hydraulic operation, engage emergency brake, place gear selector in neutral, press clutch, activate PTO, release clutch and after hydraulic fluid is warm, set throttle control to proper engine speed.

  • 6.

    Always use outriggers from the truck to the ground. Be sure these are firm and adequately positioned. When rotating, keep load as low to the ground as possible.

  • 7.

    Remove the transmitter from cab or storage area. Power transmitter on. Detach hook from dead man. Crane is now ready for operation.

avoid possible accidents. and Precautions.

Refer to Safety Tips

  • 11.

    After completing lifting operations, return the boom to stowed position on the boom support. Avoid unneeded pressure on the boom support.

  • 12.

    Store transmitter in proper location (in cab or storage area).

  • 13.

    Return outriggers to stowed position. Make sure they are pinned in place or jacklegs are returned to compartment.

  • 14.

    Check work area for any tools or equipment not stored.

15.Release throttle disengage PTO. switches.

control, depress clutch and Deactivate any crane power

  • 16.

    Report any unusual occurrence during crane operation that may indicate required maintenance or repair.

  • 17.

    NEVER use two cranes to support a load too large for either crane.

OPERATION OF OUTRIGGERS

HYDRAULIC OUTRIGGERS

  • 1.

    Shift crane/outrigger control valve to "outrigger" position.

  • 2.

    Operate the outrigger control valves to position the outriggers.

  • 3.

    After outriggers are positioned, return crane/outrigger selector to "crane" position.

  • 4.

    Crane is now ready to operate.

MANUAL OUTRIGGERS

  • 1.

    Pull lock pins to release jackleg or drop down outrigger and move to outermost lock position.

  • 2.

    Make sure lock pins are reinstalled properly.

  • 3.

    Lower outrigger pad to firm ground and adjust foot to take out slack.

  • 4.

    Crane is now ready to operate.

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8/19/05

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