Once the container crane is stored, periodically cycle the crane through all of its crane functions.
LONG TERM STORAGE
In long term storage where periodic cycling of crane functions is not feasible, preserve the crane in accordance with the
procedures contained in MIL-STD-162E, Preparation for Shipment, Storage, Cycle Maintenance (of) Material Handling
Equipment (Level A).
Batteries and Cables
Batteries filled and fully charged will be secured in the battery compartment. The cable terminals will be disconnected and
secured to the battery support with tape to prevent grounding.
Loose components on the container crane should be secured with rope or tape to prevent damage. The cab door should
be secured in the closed position with strapping.
Waterproof shipping tags will be affixed to the container crane. The tags may be white or manila colored cloth or paper.
The information required should be printed in waterproof ink or type; and the tag waterproofed with shellac, spar varnish,
laminated plastic or other suitable transparent waterproofing compound.
When the container crane must be shipped over long distances, special precautions must be adhered to. Use the
procedure below to prepare the container crane for shipment.
Demount the superstructure. (Reference TM 5-3810-306-34.)
Secure the crane to the railway car or towing trailer by blocking each tire and using approved chain tiedowns.
Disconnect the battery grounding cable in the battery box.
Drain the fuel tank.
Preserve the crane in accordance with MIL-STD-162, Preparation for Shipment, Storage Cyclic Maintenance (of)
Material Handling Equipment (Level A).