INSTALLATION OF THE PILE DRIVER SYSTEM
Unload, assemble, and install, the Pile Driver System in an area of stable and flat ground. The
work area should also be clear of any obstructions.
Always wear personal protective equipment including ear and eye
protections, work gloves, hard hat, and steel-toed boots/shoes.
The Pile Driver System, including the lead tower, spotter, impact hammer, lifting slings, and
other tools required to install and operate the pile driver system are stowed in the weather-proof
shipping/storage container. The shipping/storage container is to be unloaded in the immediate
vicinity of the crane.
The weight of the shipping/storage container with all components stored inside is approximately
19,500 lbs (8,864 kg). Prior to hoisting the shipping/storage container for unloading and loading
check to ensure all the shipping/storage container cover bolts are installed and secured. If the
crane is being used to lift a fully loaded shipping/storage container, it is necessary to have the
crane rigged with a four-part hook block.
Warnings, dimensions, weight, and center-of-gravity location
decals are located on the sides of the shipping/storage container.
Perform the following procedure to unload the shipping/storage container:
Park the crane into position shown in Figure H-12, rotate superstructure so that
boom faces the rear, and set up crane properly for lifting operations on outriggers.
Configure the Load Moment Indicator (LMI) system on the crane for Front Hoist,
Outrigger Position 100%, and Four (4) Parts of Line.
All crane lifting shall be done with the outriggers fully extended,
tires relieved of the crane weight, and the crane set on a firm and
level supporting surface. It may be necessary to place cribbing
under the outrigger floats.
Failure to position wood blocking directly under bolt hole locations
before removing the shipping/storage container cover will cause
unnecessary pressure on bolts and damage threads.
b. Ensure the main hoist of the crane is rigged with the four-part hook block. Attach
four-point lifting sling to the four lifting lugs on top of the pile driving system
shipping/storage container with shackles. Using the main hoist and hook block, hoist
and place the shipping/storage container onto level wood blocking placed at the bolt
hole locations, adjacent and perpendicular to the crane stabilizers on the right side of
the crane (facing front). The loaded container weighs 19,500 pounds (8,864 kg). Be
sure to lift the shipping/storage container within the load radius of the crane.