Improper lifting and improper tie-downs can allow the load to shift or fail and cause injury or damage. Use only properly rated cables and slings with lift and tie down points provided.
Follow the instructions in Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Lifting and Tying Down the Machine" for the proper technique for securing the machine. Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Specifications" for specific weight information.
Improper lifting or tie-downs can allow the load to shift and cause injury or damage. Install the steering frame lock link before lifting.
Note: Do not use handles or steps in order to lift or tie down the machine.
Note: The machine shipping weight that is listed is the weight of the most common configuration of the machine. If attachments have been installed on your machine, the weight of your machine and the center of gravity of your machine may vary.
Reference: Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Model Views and Specifications" for the dimensions of the machines.
Lifting Point - This message is located on points that are used to attach lifting devices.
Tie Down Point - This message is located on points that are used to attach tie-downs.
Each machine is equipped with lifting points. Install the lifting lines to the designated lifting points.
For lifting objects, use properly rated lifting lines (cables, chains, and straps) and use properly rated lifting devices (tooling, spreader bars, slings, and hardware).
Position the crane in order to lift the machine in a level plane.
The width of the spreader bar must be sufficient to prevent the lifting cables or the lifting straps from contacting the machine.
- Park the machine on a level surface in the straight ahead position, engage the parking brake, and stop the engine.
- Install the steering frame lock pin prior to lifting the machine.
- Attach two lifting cables to the rear of the machine. There is one lifting eye on each side of the rear of the machine. The lifting eyes are identified by a label that shows a hook.
- Attach two lifting cables to the front of the machine. There is one eye on each side of the front of the machine. The lifting eyes are identified by a label that shows a hook.
- Connect the four lifting cables to the spreader bars. The spreader bars must be centered over the machine.
- If equipped, secure any attachments.
- Lift the machine. Move the machine to the desired position.
- When the machine is positioned, place the blocks behind the tires.
Each machine is equipped with tie-down points. Install the tie-downs to the designated tie-down points.
- Place the machine on the load platform. Engage the parking brake and stop the engine.
- Install the steering frame lock.
- Install wheel blocks or chocks to the front and rear wheels, when possible. Place blocks under the front wheels and under the rear wheels. Placing blocks may not be possible due to the design of the load platform. In this case, place blocks or chocks in suitable locations in order to prevent machine movement during transportation.
- Install a tie-down over the top of the front axle on each side of the machine.
- Install a tie-down over the top of the rear axle on each side of the machine.
- Install two tie-downs to the rear tow point. Install each tie-down at a different angle.
- Check the appropriate laws that govern the weight of the load, width of the load, length of the load, and height of the load. If necessary, install additional tie-downs in order to secure the machine to a specific mode of transportation.
Reference: For shipping instructions, refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Shipping the Machine".