NEVER get on or off a moving crane.
NEVER allow anyone other than the operator to be on this crane while the machine
is operating or traveling.
It is against federal law [OSHA - 29CFR1926.550(g)] to use a crane to handle personnel
unless there is no less hazardous means to perform the work that needs to be done.
If you wish to use a Grove crane to handle personnel, you must contact your local,
authorized Grove Worldwide distributor for further information on how to obtain Grove Worldwide's
approval for your particular crane and application.
Strictly adhere to the guidelines and restrictions in the load chart for pick and carry
Check load limits of bridges. Before traveling across bridges, ensure they will carry a load
greater than the crane's weight.
Watch clearances when traveling. Do not take a chance of running into overhead or side
When moving in tight quarters, post a look-out to help guard against collisions or bumping
Never back up without the aid of a signalman to verify the area behind the crane is clear of
obstructions and/or personnel.
When traveling, the boom should be completely retracted and lowered to the travel position.
If equipped with HI-SPEED GLIDE, follow instructions and conditions in Section 4 of this
handbook. Never engage the HI-SPEED GLIDE system with a load on the hook.
On cranes equipped with air-operated brakes, do not attempt to move the crane until brake
system air pressure is at operating level.
Secure the hook block and other items before moving the crane.
When traveling, keep the lights on, use traffic warning flags and signs, and use front and
rear flag vehicles. Check state and local restrictions and regulations.
Drive carefully and avoid speeding.
Before traveling a crane, check suitability of proposed route with regard to crane height,
width, and length.
Secure the turntable before moving crane, use the swing lock.
Stay alert at the wheel.