When parking on a grade, apply parking brake and chock wheels.
When shutting down the crane, adhere to the following;
engage the parking brake,
lower the boom and the load,
place the controls in neutral,
chock the wheels,
ensure the swing lock is engaged,
remove the ignition key,
lock the machine and install vandal guards, if used.
The crane must be inspected prior to use on each work shift. The owner, user, and
operator must ensure that routine maintenance and lubrication are being dutifully performed.
NEVER operate a damaged or poorly maintained crane.
Keep the crane properly maintained and adjusted at all times. Shut down the crane while
making repairs or adjustments.
Always perform a function check after repairs have been made to ensure proper operation.
Load tests should be performed when structural or lifting members are involved.
Follow all applicable safety precautions in this handbook when performing crane
maintenance as well as crane operations.
Before crane use:
Conduct a visual inspection for cracked welds, damaged components, loose
pin/bolt, and wire connections. Any item or component that is found to be loose or
damaged (broken, chipped, cracked, worn-through, etc.) must be repaired or
Check for proper functioning of all controls and operator aids (e.g. LMI).
Check all braking (e.g. wheel, hoist, and swing brakes) and holding devices before
Keep brakes properly adjusted. Keep brake linings free of oil and grease. Do not over
lubricate the bearings or brake anchor pins. Refer to the Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Keep the crane clean at all times, free of mud, dirt, and grease. Dirty equipment introduces
hazards, wears-out faster and makes proper maintenance difficult. Cleaning solutions used should
be appropriate for the job and non-flammable/toxic.
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE and INSPECTION of this crane must be performed by a
qualified person(s) according to the recommendations in the Grove Worldwide Crane Maintenance
and Inspection Manual. Any questions regarding procedures and specifications should be directed
to your local, authorized Grove Worldwide Distributor.