If using boom dolly/trailer, thoroughly read and understand all steps and safety
precautions in the handbook for set-up and travel.
Watch overhead and side clearances and avoid running into obstructions along the
When moving in congested area, post a signal person to help guard against
Never back up without the aid of a signal person to verify that the area behind the
crane is clear of all personnel and obstructions.
When parking on a grade, apply parking brake and chock the wheels.
Before taking the crane on the highway, check state and local restrictions and
Check load limits on bridges and make sure they are greater than the combined
weight of the crane and transport vehicle.
Always drive carefully, obey speed limits and highway regulations. Keep the lights
ON, use traffic warning flags and signs, and use front and rear flag vehicles when necessary.
Never leave the crane with a load suspended. Lower the load to the ground before shutting
down the crane.
Use the following steps when shutting down the crane:
Fully retract and lower the boom.
Engage the swing lock.
Place controls in neutral position.
Shut down the engine and remove the ignition key.
In cold weather, never park the crane where the tires can become frozen to the
COLD WEATHER OPERATION.
Cold weather operation requires additional caution on the part of the operator.
Check operating procedures for cold weather starting.
Don't touch metal surfaces that could freeze you to them.
Clean the crane of all ice and snow.