Improper lifting and improper tie-downs can allow the load to shift or fail and cause injury or damage. Use only properly rated cables and slings with lift and tie down points provided.
Follow the instructions in Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Lifting and Tying Down the Machine" for the proper technique for securing the machine. Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Specifications" for specific weight information.
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Note: Do not use handles, steps, or sweeps to lift or tie down the machine.
- The approximate machine shipping weights are found in the Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Specifications".
Note: Significant deviations from the standard shipping weight can affect shipping or lifting the machine. Some examples of these deviations are listed below:
- Different implements
- Additional fuel
- Wider track shoes
- Tracks with accumulated mud
- The parking brake must be engaged before you sling the machine. Engage the parking brake before you secure the machine with tie-downs.
- Use properly rated cables and use properly rated slings for lifting. For a machine without a ripper, position the slings beneath the front of the track and beneath the rear of the track. For a machine with a ripper, position the slings beneath the front of the track and under the ripper at the rear of the machine.
- On sharp corners, use corner protectors. The crane should be positioned so that the machine may be lifted in a level plane. The spreader bars should be wide enough to prevent contact with the machine.
- Locations for Tie-downs
- Inside the track shoes.
- Use the inside edge of the track shoe for the side tie-downs.
- Use the drawbar, the ripper, or the outer edge of the track shoe for the rear tie-downs.
Check the state laws and the local laws that govern the following load characteristics.