Once the crane is stored, periodically cycle the crane through all of its crane
LONG TERM STORAGE
In long term storage where periodic cycling of crane functions is not feasible, preserve the crane in accordance
with the procedures contained in MIL-STD-162E, Preparation for Shipment, Storage, Cycle Maintenance (of)
Material Handling Equipment (Level A).
Refer to TM 5-3810-307-24-2-2, page 14-25 for long term diesel engine storage instructions.
Batteries and Cables
Batteries filled and fully charged will be secured in the battery compartment. The cable terminals will be
disconnected and secured to the battery support with tape to prevent grounding.
Loose components on the crane should be secured with rope or tape to prevent damage. The cab door should
be secured in the closed position with strapping.
Waterproof shipping tags will be affixed to the crane. The tags may be white or manila colored cloth or paper.
The information required should be printed in waterproof ink or type; and the tag waterproofed with shellac, spar
varnish, laminated plastic or other suitable transparent waterproofing compound.
PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
Remove the hook block and anti-two block weight. Stow both of these in a shipping container.
Start the diesel engine and take up wire rope onto hoist drum. Secure wire rope end.
Engage the superstructure locking pin and lower the boom until it rests on the boom cradle.
Engage the positive swing lock.
Retract and raise the outriggers, if necessary. Remove and stow the outrigger stabilizer pads on the rear of
Prepare the superstructure cab for shipment as follows:
Cushion and tape the LMI console, defroster fan, and load chart.
Tape seat arm rest in down position.
Tape fire extinguisher in its bracket.
Tape both sliding windows closed.
Fold mirror in toward crane.