Constantly monitor all temperature gauges and indicators for possible
Operation in Dusty/Sandy Areas.
When operating in sandy/dusty areas, keep all engine air passages and
hood openings clean and free of obstructions.
Inspect air cleaner restriction indicator frequently. Pinch the dust evacuator
to remove accumulated debris.
Keep all cab doors and windows closed particularly when the crane is not in
Keep area around fuel tank and hydraulic tank clean and free of dust and
Keep all hydraulic cylinder rods clean and free of dust and sand.
Operation in Rainy or Humid Conditions.
When not in use, cover the diesel engine compartment with canvas or other
Keep the fuel tank full to prevent condensation in the fuel tank.
Operation in Salt Water Areas.
Salt water is harmful to paint and is particularly
corrosive when allowed to remain on exposed metal
Wash crane exterior surfaces frequently with fresh water and allow it to dry
When not in use, cover as much of the crane as possible with canvas or
other waterproof material.
Fording. When fording water, do not allow the water to rise above half-way up the
Emergency Starting. A NATO slave receptacle is located at the battery box for
starting the diesel engine from an external 24 VDC power source.
The crane can not be started by pushing it or by