Section II. MOVEMENT TO NEW WORKSITE
2-10. Dismantling and Movement
(1) Position adequate lifting device at carrier.
a. General. When it is necessary to move crane-shovel to another
(2) Place lifting slings over lifting device hook and attach to
crane-shovel lifting eyes (fig. 2-2).
worksite, it may be driven under its own power, or it may be transported truck,
(3) Attach a tagline to keep crane-shovel from twisting or
rail, or air. Method of movement will pend on destination and distance
turning during lifting process.
b. Movement Short Distance. The crane-shovel is not dismantled
when moved a short distance under its own power. Proceed as follows:
Warning: Keep all personnel not engaged in loading procedure
(1) Perform preventive maintenance checks and services (para
back and away from working area to avoid injury, should slings break
(2) Make sure all tools and equipment to move with the crane-
shovel are clean, serviceable, and properly stowed.
Caution: Do not allow crane-shovel to turn or twist during lift.
(3) Start engine (para 2-15) and drive crane-shovel to new
The added stress on lift slings might cause them to break and drop
crane-shovel, causing extensive damage to the equipment.
c. Short Distance Movement by Carrier. For short distance moves
by trailer or railroad car, the upper boom section can be removed stacked on
(4) Lift crane-shovel (on signal) and swing it over carrier and
top of the lower section (fig. 2-30). The counterweight should be supported
lower to position for tiedown.
by an A-frame of wood timber (fig. 2-31).
d. Dismantling for Long Distance Movements.
Refer to the
2-11. Reinstallation After Movement
appropriate paragraphs in chapter 4 and remove the front end attachment.
e. Loading by Drive-On.
For installation after movement to a new worksite, refer to paragraphs
(1) Refer to paragraph 2-15 and start engine.
2-2 and 2-3.
(2) Drive crane-shovel slowly and carefully up ramp onto carrier.
Loading by Lifting.