Should the crane become mired down, use a tow
truck or tractor to free the vehicle. Use the tow lugs
located on the rear of the crane to pull or tow it.
When using these lugs, always tow or pull using both
lugs. Severe damage to the transmission or axles
may occur if the operator attempts to free the crane
Disengage the hydraulic pump for extended periods
of travel, when starting the diesel engine in cold
weather, or when performing engine trouble-shooting.
Use four-wheel drive only when greater traction is
(4WD) Drive Operation, for operating instructions.)
Preparation for Travel. The following operating conditions should be strictly
adhered to before moving the crane. Procedures for accomplishing the following can be found in
the various Sections of this manual.
Swing the boom over-the-front and engage the SWING LOCK Pin Control
Lever (49, Figure 5-2). Then lower the boom until it rests in the boom rest
Remove the hook block and stow securely before traveling or ensure the
hook block is properly secured to the tie down provided for that purpose.
Refer to illustration of crane on front cover.
remove and stow the outrigger floats in the racks provided.
Close and/or install all superstructure cab windows and door.
Be sure to place the Blackout Lighting Control switch (16, Figure 5-1) in
either one of the normal modes (non-blackout conditions) to activate the
carrier-controlled lighting, horn, and alarm circuits.
When traveling for extended distances, disengage the main hydraulic pump