(2) Position the outrigger float on the ram and
(3) Position the outriggers in working position
by operating their respective controls.
g. Cradle Operation Without Outriggers, Using Front
Axle Oscillate Lockout. The front axle oscillate lockout
provides stability to the front axle for lifting light loads
only, over the side.
Place hydraulic selector control (fig. 2-
16, (44)) in front axle lockout position.
(2) Place transmission gear range selector
control (38) in NEUTRAL position.
(3) Push front axle oscillate lockout switch to
IN position and hold until transmission shift lever lock is
(4) To disengage front axle oscillate lockout,
push front axle lockout switch to OUT position. Hold until
transmission shift lever lock is released.
Front axle oscillate lockout cannot be engaged
unless transmission gear range selector control is in
neutral, and when the front axle lockout is engaged,
the transmission gear range selector cannot be
2-16. Starting Crane Engine
Figure 2-26. Stowed outrigger floats, removal and
installation (model 238.5). Sheet 1 of 2.
a. Ensure that the daily preventive maintenance
services have been performed (para 3-6).
b. Disengage the engine clutch by pushing control
c. Ensure boom hoist safety pawl (B.H. ratchet)
e. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and
Do not operate the cranking motor more than 30
seconds at one time. Allow at least 2 minutes for
cranking motor to cool.
f. When the engine starts, release the starter button
and adjust the throttle control to idle speed. Let the
engine idle until the engine temperature reaches 160 F.
For starting the engine in ambient temperature
below 40 F., use the quick starting aid.
2-17. Stopping Crane Engine
a. After operating the crane engine position the
hand throttle (fig. 2-19) in idle position, and allow the
engine to run for 5 minutes to cool before stopping.
b. Stop the engine by turning the ignition switch to
Figure 2-26. Stowed outrigger (floats removal and
the OFF position.
installation (model 2385). (Sheet 2 of 2).
Perform the daily preventive maintenance
a. General. The crane is used primarily for raising
2-18. Crane Operation