Wear the proper clothing for the job. Wear personnel protective equipment as
required by local or job regulations.
Inspect the crane every day (before the start of each shift). Ensure that routine
maintenance and lubrication are being dutifully performed. Do not operate a damaged or poorly
maintained crane. You risk lives when operating faulty machinery, including your own.
Diesel Fuel Recommendations/Specifications.
Do not mix gasoline or alcohol with diesel fuel. This
mixture can cause an explosion.
Any adjustment to compensate for reduced
performance with a fuel system alternate fuel is not
warrantable. Cummins, the diesel engine manu-
facturer, advises that certain fuels, listed below, can
not provide adequate lubrication to the Bosch fuel
injection pump internal parts and must not be used. If
these fuels are used, it will result in internal parts
failure in the Bosch fuel injection pump, due to lack of
lubrication, and any warranty repair will be voided.
Use ASTM No. 2-D fuel with a minimum Cetane number of 40. No. 2 diesel fuel
gives the best economy and performance under most operating conditions. Fuels with Cetane
numbers higher than 40 may be needed in high altitudes or extremely low ambient temperatures to
prevent misfires and excessive smoke. At operating temperatures below 32 F (0 C), use a blend
of No. 1-D and No. 2-D fuels, also known as "winterized" No. 2-D.
Use low sulfur content fuel having a cloud point that is at least 10 degrees below the
lowest expected fuel temperature. Cloud point is the temperature at which crystals begin to form in
diesel fuel. The viscosity of the fuel must be kept above 1.3 centistokes to provide adequate fuel
system lubrication at 104 F (40 C).
Acceptable Alternate Fuel Types:
No. 1-D Diesel and No. 2 Fuel Oil,
No. 1-K Kerosene, No. 2-K Kerosene,
Jet-A, Jet A-1, JP-5, and JP-8*
Unacceptable Fuel Types:
Jet-B, JP-4, and Cite
*JP-8 (MIL-T-83133) is acceptable if its lubricity is 3100 grams or greater as measured with the US Army
scuffing BOCLE test or Wear Scuff Diameter less than 0.45 mm at 60 C (less than 0.38 mm at 25 C) as
measured with the HFRR method.
Refer to Appendix M Lubrication for ATEC lubrication instructions and