hammer to fire.
Do not allow personnel under or on crane boom,
f. Lower auxiliary cable to release the ram and
hammer, lead sections, or pile during driving
allow it to free fall. After the release of the ram.
operation. Pile driving involves shock loading and
position the starting device cable with the
auxiliary hoist line in the appropriate center
position of the starting device rover
(1). STOPPING THE HAMMER.
position to stop the hammer.
The diesel hammer cylinder should now be
position that will allow the hammer to operate
at a steady, smooth rate without jumping.
To stop the hammer in an emergency, raise the
hammer off the pile by using the main hoist.
Unwind cable slowly to eliminate shock loading
which causes wear and damage to the crane.
If additional piling are to be driven outside of the
Fast unwinding causes bird nesting of the winch
25 ft. radius, move the crane by the "Pick and
Carry" method below.
(2). PICK AND CARRY METHOD TO MOVE
a. Payout main and auxiliary hoist lines to
spool out as pile is driven downward.
a. Over Rear outriggers are extended.
b. Keep Hammer in good alignment with the
b. Put piles in line adjacent to each other.
center of the pile to avoid breaking the pile or
c. Two lead section.
the Hammer slipping off the pile.
d. Adapter plates l/2 stel/serious twists to brake.
c. Keep the latch rope and the hydraulic hose
e. Proper unhooking of pile driver.
clear of the pile being driven.
1. Remove Anvil and Pile Cap.
d. Crane lifting capabilities must not be
2. Remove rear angle guides.
3. Remove Hammer from lead sections using
e. Operator should follow signals from ONE
ground guide except when an emergency stop
4. Extend/raise boom distance of lead section
is given by ANYONE.
and lower leads to ground.
f. A fire extinguisher should be readily avail-
5. Retract and lower boom.
able to the operator and the ground crew.
6. Ground crew should have tag lines secured
to leads to assist operator in lowering
Conduct all fire extinguishing operations from
(3). PILE DRIVING CONTINUING
outside the cab and ventilate the cab thoroughly
a. Continue pile driving by following steps (d).
prior to reentry. The fire extinguisher is located
through (h) until last pile is driven.
inside the cab below the main control panel on
the left side.
Hard hats and gloves must be worn by all
personnel around the pile driving equipment.