PowerLift PL60 Operators Safety Manual

Operator’s
Safety Manual
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PL60
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It is very important that you read, understand and obey the contents of
this manual! Keep it with the machine at all times.
The purpose of this manual is to provide safe and proper operating procedures
for anyone utilizing the benefits of this machine.
Because we at Reechcraft, Inc. are always working to improve our products,
processes and procedures, we reserve the right to make changes without prior
notice. Please contact us at Reechcraft for updated information.
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOLS AND
SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS
This is the Safety Alert Symbol. It is used throughout this manual and on the
machine to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Understand and obey all
safety messages that correspond with this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
DANGER
DANGER
WARNING
INDICATES AN IMMINENTLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION AND IF NOT AVOIDED
WILL RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. THIS DECAL WILL HAVE A RED
BACKGROUND.
DANGER
CAUTION
WARNING
DANGER
INDICATES A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
SITUATION. IF NOT AVOIDED,
NOTICE
COULD RESULT IN SERIOUSCAUTION
INJURY OR DEATH. THIS DECAL WILL HAVE
AN ORANGE BACKGROUND. WARNING
NOTICE
CAUTION
WARNING
CAUTION
INDICATES A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION THAT IF NOT AVOIDED,
MAY RESULT IN MINOR OR MODERATE INJURY. IT MAY ALSO ALERT AGAINST
UNSAFE PRACTICES. THIS DECAL WILL HAVE A YELLOW BACKGROUND.
NOTICE
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NOTICE
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DANGER
DANGER
WARNING
THIS PRODUCT MUST COMPLY WITH ALL SAFETY RELATED BULLETINS.
WARNING
CONTACT REECHCRAFT, INC.CAUTION
OR THE LOCAL AUTHORIZED REECHCRAFT
REPRESENTIVE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING SAFETY RELATED
BULLETINS WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS PRODUCT.
CAUTION
NOTICE
DANGER
NOTICE
WARNING
REECHCRAFT, INC. SENDS SAFETY RELATED BULLETINS TO THE OWNER
OF RECORD OF THIS MACHINE. CONTACT REECHCRAFT TO ENSURE THAT
THE CURRENT OWNER RECORDS ARE UPDATED AND ACCURATE.
CAUTION
NOTICE
REECHCRAFT MUST BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY IN ALL INSTANCES
WHERE OUR PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT
INVOLVING BODILY INJURY OR DEATH OF PERSONNEL OR WHERE
SUBSTANTIAL PERSONAL PROPERTY DAMAGE OR DAMAGE TO THE
REECHCRAFT PRODUCT HAS OCCURRED.
For:
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Accident Reporting
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Product Safety Publications
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Current Owner Updates
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Product Safety Questions
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Standards and Regulations Compliance Information
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Questions Regarding Special Applications
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Questions Regarding Product Modifications
Contact:
Technical Safety and Engineering Department
474 Street South
Fargo, ND 58103
In USA
Outside USA
Toll Free: 888-600-6160
Phone: 701-280-5900
E-mail: info@reechcraft.com
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REVISION LOG
Original Version of Manual.............................................................. May 6, 2013
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION - INFORMATIONAL
FOREWORD......................................................................................................... 2
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOLS AND SAFETY WORDS........................................ 2-3
CONTACT............................................................................................................ 3
REVISION LOG.................................................................................................... 4
SECTION - 1 - SAFETY PRECAUTIONS............................................................. 8
1.1GENERAL..................................................................................................... 8
1.2PRE-OPERATION......................................................................................... 8
Operator Preparedness.................................................................... 8
Work Site Inspection......................................................................... 9
Machine Inspection........................................................................... 9
1.3OPERATION................................................................................................10
General.............................................................................................10
Fall Hazards......................................................................................10
Electrocution Hazard....................................................................... 11
Tipping Hazards.............................................................................. 12
Crushing and Collisions Hazards....................................................14
1.4 MANEUVERING, TRANSPORTING AND LIFTING................................... 15
General............................................................................................ 15
Additional Safety Information....................................................... 15
SECTION - 2 - PREPARATION AND INSPECTION........................................... 16
2.1 PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS................................................................ 16
Operator Requirements.................................................................. 16
Operator Responsibilities............................................................... 16
2.2 PREPARATION, INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE.............................. 17
Pre-Start Inspection........................................................................ 17
2.3 DAILY WALK-AROUND INSPECTION...................................................... 18
Walk-Around Inspection Components...........................................19
2.4 FUNCTION CHECK.................................................................................... 24
Function Check Items..................................................................... 24
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SECTION - 3 - MACHINE OPERATION............................................................. 26
3.1GENERAL................................................................................................... 26
3.2 MACHINE DESCRIPTION.......................................................................... 26
Stowed Machine........................................................................ 26-27
Drill Motor....................................................................................... 28
3.3 MACHINE OPERATION............................................................................. 29
General............................................................................................ 29
3.4 MACHINE SET UP..................................................................................... 30
Getting Started................................................................................ 30
Elevating.......................................................................................... 31
Joining Mast Sections.................................................................... 32
Separating Mast Sections.............................................................. 33
Unpowered Descent....................................................................... 33
3.5 MANEUVERING AND TRANSPORT......................................................... 34
General............................................................................................ 34
Upright Maneuvering..................................................................... 34
Tilted Over Maneuvering............................................................... 34
Parking and Storage....................................................................... 36
Vehicle Transport............................................................................. 36
SECTION - 4 - EMERGENCY PROCEDURES................................................... 37
4.1 GENERAL INFORMATION........................................................................ 37
Manual Descent Crank................................................................... 37
Discharged Battery or Loss Of Power........................................... 38
Operator Unable to Control the Machine..................................... 39
Platform Caught Overhead............................................................ 40
4.2 INCIDENT NOTIFICATION........................................................................ 40
SECTION - 5 - GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS.................................................... 41
5.1INTRODUCTION........................................................................................ 41
5.2 DECAL CONTENTS AND LOCATION.................................................. 41-44
5.3SPECIFICATIONS...................................................................................... 45
Machine Specifications.................................................................. 45
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SECTION - 6 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE................................................ 47
6.1 MAINTENANCE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS............................................... 47
General............................................................................................ 47
Maintenance Safety........................................................................ 48
6.2 MACHINE PREPARATION, INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE............ 49
General............................................................................................ 49
Preparation, Inspection and Maintenance.................................... 49
Pre-Start Inspection........................................................................ 49
Frequent and Pre-Delivery Inspection........................................... 49
Annual Machine Inspection........................................................... 50
5 year Inspection and Track Replacement..................................... 50
6.3 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION SCHEDULE.............. 51
Inspection and Maintenance Codes.............................................. 51
6.4 SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES..................................... 53
General............................................................................................ 53
Safety and Workmanship............................................................... 53
Cleanliness...................................................................................... 53
Component Disassembly and Reassembly.................................. 53
6.5 DECAL REPLACEMENT............................................................................ 54
6.6 MAST TRACK INSPECTION PROCEDURE............................................... 54
Mast Track Wear............................................................................... 55
Mast Track Misalignment ............................................................... 55
Mast Connector Wear..................................................................... 55
Machine Log.................................................................................... 56
SECTION - 7 - TROUBLESHOOTING................................................................ 57
7.1 GENERAL..................................................................................................... 57
Troubleshooting Information................................................................... 57
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List of Figures
1-1. Read your manual............................................................................................8
2-1. Inspection Points............................................................................................19
2-2. Chassis/Bubble Level....................................................................................20
2-3. Climbing Unit.................................................................................................21
2-4. Maximum Track Wear....................................................................................22
2-5. Location of Manual Descent Crank..............................................................22
2-7. Platform Mounting and Retaining Pins........................................................24
2-8. Mast Connectors...........................................................................................25
3-1. Fully Stowed Machine............................................................................. 26-27
3-2. Typical Drill Motor..........................................................................................28
3-3. Proper Set Up................................................................................................30
3-4. Bubble Level..................................................................................................31
3-5. Drill Motor Operation/Elevating...................................................................31
3-6. Joining Mast Sections...................................................................................32
3-7. Separating Mast Sections..............................................................................33
3-8. Maneuvering When Tilted Back....................................................................35
4-1. Manual Descent Crank Operation................................................................38
4-2. Emergency Retraction System.....................................................................39
5-1. Chassis/Base Mast Decal Locations.............................................................42
5-2. Climbing Unit Decal Locations.....................................................................42
5-3. Platform Decal Locations..............................................................................43
5-4. Outrigger Decal Locations............................................................................44
5-5. Machine Specifications.................................................................................46
6-1. Mast/Track Alignment....................................................................................55
List of Tables
1-1. Minimum Approach Distances (M.A.D)........................................................ 11
2-1. Inspection and Maintenance.........................................................................18
5-1. Decal Contents and Location........................................................................41
5-2. Machine Specifications.................................................................................45
6-1. Preventive Maintenance and Inspection Schedule.....................................52
7-1. Troubleshooting Guide...................................................................................58
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Section 1
Safety precautions
1.1 General
This section is the starting point for establishing habitual precautions for safe
operation of the machine. This manual is your guide in developing a daily
routine that focuses on safety and proper maintenance of the machine prior
to each use. A maintenance program must be established and conducted by
a qualified person to ensure the machine is in safe working condition before
it is operated.
Before operating the machine, the operator shall:
1. Read, understand and obey the operating instructions and safety
rules in this manual.
2. Obey all labels, warnings and instructions located on the machine.
3. Be sure that all occupants of the machine wear appropriate personal
protection equipment (PPE) for the conditions.
If there are any questions regarding safety, training, maintenance, inspection,
application or operation of the machine, please contact Reechcraft.
DANGER
WARNING
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS LISTED IN THIS
MANUAL COULD RESULT IN MACHINE DAMAGE, PROPERTY DAMAGE,
PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
CAUTION
NOTICE
1.2 Pre-Operation
Operator Preparedness
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Figure 1-1 Read your manual
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Do not operate this machine until the operator has read and fully
comprehends the Operator’s Safety Manual of the machine.
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Only competent personnel may operate the machine.
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Read, fully comprehend and obey all DANGERS, WARNINGS, CAUTIONS
and operating instructions on the machine and in this manual.
•
Only use this machine in a manner which is within the scope of the
intended application set by Reechcraft.
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All operating personnel must be familiar with the emergency
procedures and controls specified in this manual
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All operating personnel must read, comprehend and obey all
applicable employer, local and governmental regulations as they
pertain to the safe operation of the machine.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Work Site Inspection
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The operator is to take measures to identify and avoid all hazards in
the work area that will affect the safe operation of the machine.
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Do not elevate unless all tools, equipment and materials can be safely
stowed within the platform.
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Machine can be operated in ambient air temperature of -20°F to 135°F
(-29°C to 57°C). Consult Reechcraft for operation outside of this range.
Machine performance may be affected in very hot or cold conditions.
Machine Inspection
•
Before machine operation, perform walk around inspections
and function checks. Refer to Section 2 of this manual for further
instructions.
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No one shall operate the machine until it has been inspected, serviced
and maintained according to the requirements in this manual.
DANGER
WARNING
MODIFICATION OR ALTERATION OF MACHINE SHALL BE MADE ONLY WITH
PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE MANUFACTURER
CAUTION
•
Do not operate any machine on which the safety decals or instruction
placards are missing or illegible.
•
Avoid any build up of debris on platform floor. Keep mud, oil, grease
and other slippery substances from footwear and the platform floor.
NOTICE
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1.3 Operation
General
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Do not use the machine for any purpose other than positioning
personnel, their tools, equipment and materials.
•
Never operate a machine that is not working properly. If a
malfunction occurs, shut down the machine and contact Reechcraft.
•
Unless in an emergency, do not allow personnel to tamper with,
or operate the machine from the ground with personnel on the
platform.
•
The operator will not elevate the platform unless the bearing surface
is stationary and capable of supporting the intended load.
•
Always ensure that power tools are properly stowed and never left
suspended by their cord from the platform.
•
Be sure to fully lower the platform completely and shut off all power
before leaving the machine.
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No more than one person is allowed on the machine. Only the
operator is permitted in the platform during operation.
Fall Hazards
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Do not enter or leave the platform while elevated.
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Before operating the machine, make
sure all mast sections, outriggers,
railings and gates are in their proper
position. Be sure the platform is
properly secured to the climbing unit
before operating the machine.
•
Keep both feet firmly positioned on the
platform floor at all times. Never use
ladders, boxes, steps, planks or any
other item on the platform to provide
additional height for greater reach.
•
Never use the mast or railings to enter
or leave the platform.
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Always use extreme caution when entering or exiting the platform.
Be sure that the platform is fully lowered before exiting the
platform.
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Always maintain three points of contact with the machine. “3 point
contact” means using two hands and one foot or two feet and one
hand at all times while entering or exiting the platform.
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Electrocution Hazard
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This machine is not insulated and
will not provide protection from
contact or proximity to electrical
current.
•
Maintain distance from electrical
lines, apparatus or any energized
(exposed or insulated) parts
according to the Minimum
Approach Distance (MAD) as
shown in Table 1-1.
•
Allow clearance for machine
movement and electrical
line swaying.
Table 1-1 Minimum Approach Distances (M.A.D.)
VOLTAGE RANGE
(PHASE TO PHASE)
MINIMUM SAFE APPROACH
DISTANCE - FEET (METERS)
0-50KV
10 (3)
Over 50KV to 200KV
15 (5)
Over 200KV to 350KV
20 (6)
Over 350KV to 500KV
25 (8)
Over 500KV to 750KV
35 (11)
Over 750KV to 1000KV
45 (14)
NOTE: This requirement shall apply except where employer, local or
governmental regulations are more stringent.
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Maintain a clearance of at least 10 ft (3 m) between any part of the
machine and its occupants, their tools and their equipment from
any electrical line or apparatus carrying up to 50,000 volts. 1 ft (.3 m)
additional clearance is required for every additional 30,000 volts or less.
•
The minimum safe approach distance may be reduced if insulating
barriers are installed to prevent contact, and if the barriers are rated for
the voltage of the line being guarded. These barriers shall not be part
of (or attached to) the machine. The minimum safe approach distance
shall be reduced to a distance within the designed working dimensions
of the insulating barrier. This determination shall be made by a
qualified person in accordance with employer, local or governmental
requirements for work practices near energized equipment.
DANGER
DO NOT MANEUVER MACHINE OR PERSONNEL INSIDE PROHIBITED ZONE
(MAD). ASSUME ALL ELECTRICAL PARTS AND WIRING ARE ENERGIZED
UNLESS KNOWN OTHERWISE.
WARNING
CAUTION
Tipping Hazards
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NOTICE
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Be sure the bearing
surface is solid,
stationary and capable
of supporting the
intended load.
•
Before entering the
platform, ensure that
all outriggers have
been properly installed
and all leveling jacks
are fully extended and
bearing weight.
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Check to be sure
the chassis is level
according to the bubble level indicator on the chassis and all wheels
are completely off the ground. Note: the platform will not release from
its docked position unless each outrigger is in its proper position, fully
extended and bearing weight.
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Do not perform work that will subject the
machine to a horizontal force or create a
swaying motion of the platform.
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The user should be familiar with the operating
surface. If there is a question related to the
stability of the ground condition, an appropriate
sill should be used to safely spread the load of
the machine and rated load capacity.
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Do not elevate the platform on a slope greater
than what can be leveled and kept from
sliding by the outrigger leveling jacks and an
appropriate sill.
•
Do not elevate if there is a safety concern related
to the stability of the bearing surface.
•
Before using the machine on floors, bridges, and other surfaces, check
allowable capacity of the surfaces.
•
Never exceed the maximum platform capacity. Distribute loads evenly
on platform floor.
•
Keep the bearing pads of the outriggers a safe distance from holes,
bumps, drop-offs, obstructions, debris, concealed holes and other
potential hazards at the ground level.
•
Never attempt to use the machine as a crane. Do not tie off machine to
any adjacent structure.
•
Do not increase the platform size or height with unauthorized
extensions, attachments or steps, as personnel movement or added
height will decrease stability.
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If the mast or platform is caught so that one or more of the outrigger
bearing pads are off the ground, the operator must be removed before
attempting to free the machine.
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Crushing and Collision Hazards
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Appropriate personal protection
equipment must be worn by all operating
and ground personnel.
•
Check work area clearances above, on
sides and below platform while moving,
elevating or lowering platform.
•
Be sure to keep all body parts inside the
platform railing during operation.
•
Exercise extreme caution at all times
to prevent obstacles from striking or
interfering with operating controls (drill)
and persons in the platform.
•
Ensure that operators of other overhead
and floor level equipment or machines
are aware of the machines presence.
Disconnect power to overhead cranes.
•
Warn personnel not to work, stand or walk under an elevated
platform. Position barricades on the floor as necessary.
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1.4 Maneuvering, Transporting & Lifting
General
•
Never allow personnel in the platform while moving, lifting or
repositioning the machine.
•
This machine shall not be towed by a vehicle.
•
Be sure the platform is fully lowered and outriggers and mast
sections are properly stowed before tilting back for rough terrain
transport.
•
Remove drill, tools and equipment from platform when transporting
in a vehicle.
•
Refer to the Machine Operation section of this manual for lifting
information.
Additional Safety Information
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Platform must be fully lowered before outriggers can be safely
removed.
•
Do not use machine as a ground for welding.
•
Do not attempt to transport assembled machine by forklift.
•
Be sure to lock two or more of the casters before leaving the
machine unattended.
•
Use extreme caution when transporting the machine on a slope in
the upright position.
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Section 2
Preparation & Inspection
2.1 Personnel Requirements
This Machine is intended to be used as a personnel handling device and
must be operated and maintained by competent personnel only.
Anyone under the influence of drugs, alcohol or are subjected to bouts of
dizziness, seizures or loss of physical control must not operate this machine.
Operator Requirements
Before operating this machine, the operator must read and comprehend
this manual.
The operator must be familiar with:
1. Use and limitations of the components of the machine including the
specification requirements of the drill motor.
2. Instruction placards and warning decals on the machine and in this
manual.
3. Employer and government regulations.
4. Use of approved fall protection device (where applicable).
5. Sufficient mechanical aptitude and knowledge of the machine to
recognize a component malfunction or a potential malfunction.
6. The safest means to operate the machine where overhead and
ground hazards are present. These hazards include: overhead
obstructions, additional moving equipment, obstacles, depressions,
drop-offs, etc.
7. A means to avoid unprotected electrical conductors.
8. The specific job requirements.
Operator Responsibilities
The exercise of good judgment, safety control, and caution in evaluating each
situation is the responsibility of the Operator. The Operator must shut down the
machine in the event of a malfunction or other unsafe condition of the machine
or job site.
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2.2 Preparation, Inspection & Maintenance
Pre-Start Inspection
The Pre-Start Inspection should include each of the following:
1.Cleanliness - Check all surfaces for leakage, debris or foreign objects.
2. Decals and Placards - Check for cleanliness and legibility. Make sure
none of the decals or placards are missing. Make sure all illegible
decals are cleaned or replaced. (Reference Section 5.2 Decal Contents
and Location)
3. Safety, Service - Make sure a copy of the Operator’s and Safety
manual is enclosed in a weather resistant container.
4.Set-Up - Make sure the machine is set-up in accordance with Section 3.4.
5. Walk-Around Inspection - Refer to Section 2.3.
6. Drill Selection Criteria - Refer to Section 3.2.
7. Function Check - Once the Walk-Around Inspection is complete,
perform a function check of all systems in an area free of all overhead or ground level obstructions. Refer to Section 2.4 for additional
information.
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2
The following table outlines the periodic machine inspection and maintenance
recommended by Reechcraft. Consult local regulations for further requirements.
The frequency of inspections and required maintenance must be increased if
the machine is exposed to harsh conditions, increased use or if the machine is
used in a severe manner.
Table 2-1 Inspection and Maintenance
PRIMARY
RESPONSIBILITY
SERVICE
QUALIFICATION
Before starting each
day or at shift change
Operator
User or Operator
Operator’s and
Safety Manual
Frequent
Inspection
In service or out of
service for 3 mo. Or
purchased used
Owner, Dealer or
User
Qualified
Mechanic*
Operator’s and
Safety Manual
Annual
Machine
Inspection
Every 12 Months
Owner, Dealer or
User
Qualified
Mechanic*
Operator’s and
Safety Manual
Replacement
When Track is worn
or damaged
Owner, Dealer or
User
Qualified
Mechanic*
Operator’s and
Safety Manual
TYPE
FREQUENCY
Pre-start
Inspection
REFERENCE
NOTE: Use this manual to perform inspections
NOTE: *A person who has acquired training, qualifications or a combination
of these, the knowledge and skill enabling the person to inspect and repair the
machine to the level required by the complexity of the task.
2.3 Daily Walk-Around Inspection
Begin the Daily Walk-Around Inspection starting at item one (1) as noted on the
diagram Figure 2-1. Continue around the machine checking each item in sequence
for the conditions listed in the following check list.
DANGER
WARNING
TO AVOID POSSIBLE INJURY MAKE SURE THERE IS NO POWER SUPPLIED TO
THE MACHINE DURING THE WALK AROUND INSPECTION DO NOT OPERATE
MACHINE UNTIL ALL MALFUNCIONS HAVE BEEN CORRECTED.
CAUTION
NOTICE
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NOTE: Do not overlook the underside of the chassis. Check this area for
corrosion, debris and cracks.
NOTE: The Mast and Climbing Unit should be clean and free of grease, oil and
dirt. Do not lubricate the Mast or Climbing Unit components.
Walk-Around Inspection Components
Figure 2-1 - Inspection Points
9
4
1
7
2
3
5
6
8
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2
Preparation & Inspection
NOTE: On all components, make sure there are no loose or missing parts and
that everything is securely fastened. Make sure that there is no visible damage
or excessive wear.
1. Rear Wheels - Check for any debris stuck to or around the wheel or axle.
Make sure the axle bolts are tight and that the wheel spins freely.
2.Chassis - Check for cracks or corrosion especially at intersecting weld
joints. Make sure Bubble Level is clean and functioning. Be sure all four
outrigger pins are functioning properly. (See Figure 2-2)
3. Mast Sections - Check for cracks and corrosion. Make sure the
Cam Levers are not bent or misshapen and springs are functioning
properly. Make sure the track teeth are not worn, bent or misshapen.
Make sure the Cam Lever Lock is not bent or misshapen and the
spring is functioning properly. Make sure the Connector Pins are not
worn or damaged and the Connector Pin Openings are clean and
free of debris. Check to be sure the Cam Lever Shaft is not showing
excessive wear. (See Figures 2-1, 6-1 and 2-4)
4. Climbing Unit - Check for visible cracks or corrosion. Check guide
rollers for visible wear and proper alignment. Check to be sure all
fasteners and interlock pins are tight and functioning properly.
(See Figure 2-3)
Outrigger Retaining Pin
Fig 2-2 - Bubble Level
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Figure 2-3 - Climbing Unit
Platform Mount Opening
Guide Rollers
Drive Shaft Brake
Gearbox
Interlock Pin
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.188”
(5mm)
Figure 2-4 - Maximum Track Wear
5.Gearbox - Check for any oil leaks and make sure the Drive Shaft Brake is
functioning properly by pressing down on the hex shaft. The hex shaft
should return to the up position freely without excessive side movement.
6. Swivel Casters - Check for any debris stuck to or around the wheels
or swivel mechanism. Check to be sure the lock is in good working
condition and that the wheels are functioning properly.
7. Track Sections - Check that the teeth of all the track sections are not
excessively worn (.188” (5mm) tooth remaining), bent, misshapen or
missing. (See Figure 2.4)
Manual
Descent
Crank
Figure 2-5 - Location of Manual Decent Crank
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8. Manual Decent Crank - Check to be sure it is present and securely
attached (See Figure 2-5)
9. Platform and Entry Gate - Check to be sure that the mounting pins are
not loose; platform railing is undamaged; platform retaining pin is
functioning properly; self closing slide gates are functioning properly;
no cracks or visible corrosion present. (See Figure 2-6)
Entry Gate
Mount Pins
Mount
Pins
Mount Pin
Openings
Input Hex
Shaft
Platform
Retaining
Pin
Mount Pin
Openings
Entry Gate
Figure 2-6 - Platform Mounting and Retaining Pins
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Preparation & Inspection
2.4 Function Check
Once the Walk-Around Inspection check is complete, perform a function check
of all systems in an area free of overhead and ground level obstructions.
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
IF THE MACHINE DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY, SHUT OFF AND REMOVE
POWER FROM THE MACHINE IMMEDIATELY! REPORT THE PROBLEM TO THE
PROPER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL AND DO NOT OPERATE THE MACHINE
UNTIL IT HAS BEEN DEEMED SAFE FOR OPERATION.
NOTICE
Function Check Items
1. Drive Shaft Brake - Check to be sure the input hex shaft plunges
properly and returns to it’s properly seated position. The input hex
shaft should be firmly seated in its return position and resist turning
freely in either direction.
2. Overload Clutch - Check to be sure the Overload Clutch is
functioning properly by briefly running the drill motor in the reverse
direction (counterclockwise). You should hear and audible buzzing
sound.
Note: Be sure to maintain a firm grip on the drill.
3. Outrigger Interlock - Check to be sure the Outrigger Interlock
is functioning properly by briefly running the drill motor in the
forward position (clockwise) with the outriggers removed. The
platform should not disengage from is fully lowered position and
you should hear an audible “buzzing” sound coming from the
overload clutch slipping.
Note: Be sure to maintain a firm grip on the drill.
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4. Mast Connectors - Check to be sure the components of the Mast
Connectors are present, undamaged, clear of debris and in good
working condition. (See Figure 2-7) Note: Be sure the top mast
Termination Plate is present, undamaged and securely attached to
the mast section.
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Preparation & Inspection
Top Termination
Plate
Cam
Lever
Connector
Pins
Cam Lever
Lock
Figure 2-7 - Mast Connectors
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3.1 General
NOTE: The manufacturer has no direct control over the machine application and
operation. The operator is responsible for following sound safety practices.
3.2 Machine Description
The Reechcraft PowerLift is a drill powered aerial work platform (AWP). The
removable platform is mounted to an elevating climbing unit that combines
up to four (4) modular mast sections that are stacked and fixed to a base mast
on a movable chassis. The machine is stabilized by way of outriggers and
leveling jacks. The PowerLift’s intended purpose is to provide personnel and
their tools access to work areas above the ground.
Figure 3-1 Fully Stowed Machine (1 of 2)
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10
1
2
9
3
8
4
7
22
6
5
5
5
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1. Climbing Unit
2. Intermediate Mast
3. Drive Shaft Brake
4. Manual Container
5. Outrigger Socket
6. Manual Descent Crank
7.Platform
8.Gearbox
9. Platform Entry Gate
10. Platform Retaining Pin
11. Tilt-back handle
12. Horizontal Transport Wheel
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
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Legend
Outrigger Retaining Pin
Top Mast
Front Outrigger
Leveling Jack
Rear Outrigger
All Terrain Transport Tire
Outrigger Storage Socket
Bubble Level
Chassis
Anchor Point/Ext. Cord Throughway
The primary control of the machine is the drill motor.
NOTE: Be sure to follow the recommended drill motor specifications for safe
operation and best machine performance.
Figure 3-1 Fully Stowed Machine (2 of 2)
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14
15
9
16
17
22
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21
5
19
20
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Drill Motor
Reechcraft recommends a cordless drill of at lease 18V capacity or a corded
drill of at least 7 amps.
Ensure the drill motor’s optional “Hammer” setting is disabled and the drill
motor is in “Drill” mode.
5
4
1
6
2
3
Figure 3-2 - Typical Drill Motor
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1.Chuck
2. Torque control (cordless drill option)
3.
4. Speed Controller (optional)
5. Drill/Hammer Function Selector (optional)
6. Direction Selector
7.
Power Trigger
8
Battery Pack (cordless)
8. Power Cord
DANGER
WARNING
USE ONLY CORDLESS OR DOUBLE INSULATED CORDED DRILL MOTORS.
DISCONTINUE THE USE OF THE DRILL IF A FAULT IS DETECTED. ENSURE THE DRILL
MOTOR IS IN “DRILL” MODE AND SET TO THE APPROPRIATE TORQUE SETTING.
CAUTION
NOTICE
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3.3 Machine Operation
General
When the platform reaches the bottom of its travel, the overload clutch
creates a ratcheting or buzzing noise, indicating that the machine has
reached the fully lowered position.
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
BE SURE TO MAINTAIN A FIRM GRIP ON THE DRILL AT ALL TIMES DURING
OPERATION.
NOTICE
The machine is fitted with a drive shaft brake to prevent motion of the
platform not initiated by the operator.
Before operating the machine, be sure the platform is fully lowered and
all four (4) outriggers are properly installed (See Figure 3-3). Be sure the
machine is level and on a surface capable of supporting the intended load.
DANGER
WARNING
IN THE EVENT THAT THE CLIMBING UNIT FAILS TO ELEVATE AFTER THE
OUTRIGGERES HAVE BEEN PROPERLY INSTALLED AND STABLIZED, THE
MACHINE IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY AND MUST NOT BE USED UNTIL
IT IS INSPECTED AND REPAIRED BY A QUALIFIED PERSON.
CAUTION
NOTICE
NOTE: Do not attempt to enter or exit the platform unless it is fully lowered.
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3.4 Machine Setup
Because the Reechcraft PowerLift is a modular operator assembled machine, the
platform, each outrigger and mast section can be removed to reduce weight as the
situation requires.
NOTE: For the purposes of this section, it is assumed that the machine is in it’s
fully stowed configuration.
Getting Started
1. Place the machine on a firm, stationary surface capable of supporting the
intended load directly under the desired work area.
2. Connect to an appropriate power source. AC: connect to a grounded
15A AC power supply. Be careful the extension cord remains slack at
maximum height and does not become entangled in the machine which
may lead to electrical shock or instability.
3. Install front and rear outriggers in their designated positions. Using the drill
and hex driver, level the chassis by adjusting each of the leveling jacks, until
the bubble level is centered. (See Figure 3-3)
Figure 3-3 Proper Set Up
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Figure 3-4 Bubble Level
WARNING
CAUTION
DO NOT USE MACHINE IF CHASSIS CANNOT BE LEVELED
Elevating
NOTICE
Make sure the pre-start inspection has been completed and the machine is safe
to use and the chassis is level and stable with all four outriggers bearing weight.
Move the direction selector so the drill motor is in the forward (clockwise)
position.
Hold the drill motor
handle firmly,
push down lightly
to automatically
disengage the drive
shaft brake and
squeeze the trigger to
elevate.
Stop using the drill
motor if any part of it
becomes excessively
hot. Wait until the
drill motor has
cooled down before
continuing operation.
Figure 3-5 Drill Motor Operation / Elevating
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Joining Mast Sections
DANGER
Elevate the climbing unit approximately 3 in (80 mm) past the top of the mast and
carefully remove the mast section from its stowed position.
WARNING
CAUTION
DO NOT DROP MAST SECTIONS. ALWAYS MAINTAIN A FIRM GRIP WHEN
HANDLING
NOTICE
Figure 3-6 Joining Mast Sections
Cam
Lever
Lock
1.Stack the mast ensuring that the
track is facing toward the platform.
2.Rotate the cam lever lock until it
stops in the center position.
Cam
Lever
3.Press both cam levers down and
in at the same time.
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4.With the cam lever in the down
position, be sure the cam lever
lock springs automatically into
the locked position.
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Separating Mast Sections
Figure 3-7 Separating Mast Sections
Cam
Lever
Cam
Lever
Lock
1. Press both cam levers inward
2. Rotate the cam lever lock until
3. Release the cam levers to the
4. Carefully return to the stowed
to allow the cam lever lock to
rotate freely.
open position.
it stops in the center position.
position.
Unpowered Decent
The platform Manual Decent Crank (See Figure 2-5) is provided to:
Allow the machine operator to lower the platform in the event that the drill
motor loses power or contains insufficient power to lower the platform.
For emergency operation please see section 4 - Emergency Procedures.
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3.5 Maneuvering & Transport
General
The machine may be manually maneuvered or transported in a vehicle
disassembled or fully stowed.
DANGER
WARNING
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRANSPORT OR MOVE MACHINE UNLESS THE
PLATFORM IS FULLY LOWERED. DO NOT MOVE THE MACHINE WITH
PERSONNEL IN THE PLATFORM.
CAUTION
NOTICE
The machine may be moved around a worksite using the following methods:
•
Fully assembled, pushed around the floor using the casters.
•
Disassembled, with each major component carried separately.
There are two ways to move the assembled machine:
Upright Maneuvering
•
The machine can be pushed or pulled around using the swivel casters.
•
The floor is required to be smooth, level and dry.
•
All outriggers must be installed corresponding to the number of masts,
and elevated temporarily during maneuvering only. (See Figure 3-4)
•
There can be no significant weight on the machine while it is being rolled
around.
•
Be sure there are no overhead or ground obstructions or hazards
NOTE: Be sure the swivel casters are in their unlocked position and free of
debris on the wheel or in the mechanism.
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•
For increased control, lock the rear casters before tilting back.
•
Ensure that control of the machine will be maintained during tilt back
and during transport.
•
Be sure to maintain a firm grasp of the handle at all times during
transport.
•
Familiarize yourself with the terrain and identify and avoid any
overhead or ground hazards before tilting back and transporting.
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The machine can be tilted over and maneuvered as shown in Figure 3-8.
DANGER
Figure 3-8 Maneuvering when tilted back
WARNING
NOTE: Ensure platform is empty before tilting back.
CAUTION
ONLY ATTEMPT TO TILT THE UNIT BACK, OR RETURN TILTED UNIT TO THE
UPRIGHT POSITION ON A FLAT AND LEVEL SURFACE, CLEAR OF ANY
PERSONNEL. ENSURE A FIRM GRIP WITH TWO HANDS ON THE HANDLE
AND ENSURE WEIGHT IS DISTRIBUTED TO AVOID THE USER OR THE
MACHINE BEING THROWN BY THE MOVING WEIGHT OF THE MACHINE.
NOTICE
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID MANUAL HANDLING INJURIES. USE
PROPER LIFTING TECHNIQUES; BEND AT THE KNEES ONLY, NEVER TWIST
YOUR BACK WHEN HOLDING OR CARRYING A LOAD, AND/OR GET HELP.
ONLY CARRY ONE COMPONENT AT A TIME.
NOTICE
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Parking and Storage
•
Move machine to a dry, well protected and well ventilated area out of
direct sunlight.
•
Ensure the platform is fully lowered.
•
If necessary, remove the drill motor to prevent unauthorized use.
•
Ensure at least two of the swivel casters are in the fully locked position.
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
NOTICE
DO NOT STORE IN LOCATIONS WHERE THE MACHINE MAY ACCUMULATE ICE,
GREASE OR AIRBOURNE DEBRIS.
Vehicle Transport
DANGER
When transporting the machine by vehicle, it should be disassembled into its
major components and each component secured separately. Restrain each
component of the machine securely during transport.
WARNING
When transported fully stowed, the machine should be completely and securely
restrained to eliminate any shifting or excessive movement.
CAUTION
NOTICE
USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE WHEN SECURING MACHINE CAN CAUSE DAMAGE
TO THE MACHINE.
Secure the machine to the transport vehicle with adequately rated ropes or
straps. Do not over stress such devices and place a buffer between the device
and any part of the machine.
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Emergency procedures
4.1 General Information
This section explains the steps to be taken in the case of an emergency
situation during operation.
Manual Descent Crank
DANGER
The platform manual descent crank is provided to:
•
WARNING
Allow the platform operator to lower the platform in the event the
corded drill loses power or the batteries of the cordless drill run out of
sufficient charge to lower the platform.
CAUTION
NOTICE
THE CRANK IS DESIGNED FOR MANUAL DESCENT IN CASE OF LOSS OF
POWER ONLY. IT MUST NOT BE USED TO ELEVATE THE PLATFORM OR FOR
GENREAL OPERATIONS.
DANGER
WARNING
IF THE BATTERY OF THE DRILL IS DISCHARGED OR IF THERE IS A LOSS
OF POWER WHILE THE UNIT IS ELEVATED, DO NOT CLIMB OUT OF THE
PLATFORM. USE THE MANUAL DESCENT CRANK TO LOWER THE PLATFORM.
CAUTION
NOTICE
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Push down,
then rotate
counter-clockwise
Figure 4-1 Manual descent crank operation
Mount
Clip
Discharged Battery or Loss of Power
1. If the battery of the drill should run out of charge or if there is a loss of
power to the corded drill before the platform has fully descended.
2. Remove the drill and place it inside the platform.
3. Remove the manual descent crank from the mounting clip inside the
platform.
4. Engage the drive shaft with the manual crank.
5. Push down on the top of the handle to disengage the drive shaft brake
and wind counterclockwise until the platform lowers fully.
(See Figure 4-1)
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Operator Unable to Control the Machine
If the platform operator is pinned, trapped or unable to operate or control the
machine other personnel should deploy the Emergency Retrieval System to
lower the platform and rescue the operator. (see Figure 4-2)
Figure 4-2 Emergency Retraction System
1
4
Remove retraction winch from
chassis.
2
Fix loop of strap
to end of
retraction tool.
Attach loop to
hook at base of
climbing unit.
Crank clockwise
to lower.
Attach winch to base mast and
unwind strap.
3
Extensions
Retraction
Tool
Remove and extend retraction tool.
Add extensions to the retraction tool.
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4
Platform Caught Overhead
If the platform becomes jammed or snagged in overhead structures or
equipment, rescue the platform occupant prior to freeing the machine.
4.2 Incident Notification
Reechcraft, Inc must be notified immediately of any incident involving a
Reechcraft product. Even if no injury or property damage is evident, the factory
should be contacted by telephone and provided with the necessary details.
Contact:
Technical Safety and Engineering Department
474 45th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103
In USA
Toll Free: 888-600-6160
Outside USA
Phone: 701-280-5900
E-mail: info@reechcraft.com
DANGER
WARNING
Failure to notify the manufacturer of an incident involving a Reechcraft
PowerLift product within 48 hours of such an occurrence may void any warranty
consideration on that particular machine.
CAUTION
NOTICE
FOLLOWING ANY ACCIDENT, THOUROUGHLY INSPECT THE MACHINE AND TEST
ALL FUNCTIONS. DO NOT ELEVATE PLATFORM UNTIL YOU ARE SURE THAT ALL
DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPAIRED IF REQUIRED, AND THAT ALL CONTROLS ARE
OPERATING CORRECTLY.
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Section 5
General Specifications
5.1 Introduction
This section of the manual provides operating specifications and information
necessary for the proper maintenance of this machine.
5.2 Decal Contents & Location
CHASSIS / BASE MAST
No.
Type
Reechcraft Part Number
A1
Bubble Level
4026021
No.
Type
Reechcraft Part Number
B1
Manufacturer Nameplate
4026197
B2
Operating Instructions
4022983
B3
Tip Over Hazard
4022982
B4
Serial Number
No.
Type
Reechcraft Part Number
C1
Load Capacity / Electrocution
4022998
C2
Crush Hazard
4026003
C3
Read Manual
4026005
C4
Platform Step Warning / Brand
4022976
C5
Platform Latch Release
4026001
C6
Manual Descent Crank
4026011
C7
Manual
4026199
C8
Anchor Point/Cord Throughway
4022999
C9
Drive Shaft Brake Release
4026004
C10
Front Logo
4022977
C11
Lift/Lower Direction
4026319
No.
Type
Reechcraft Part Number
D1
Step Warning (Rear)
4022874
D2
Step Warning (Front)
4022876
CLIMBING UNIT
PLATFORM
OUTRIGGER
Table 5-1 Decal Contents and Location (See Figure 5-4)
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A1
Figure 5-1
Chassis / Base Mast Decal Locations
B2
B3
B1
Figure 5-2
Climbing Unit Decal Locations
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C5
C8
C7
C1
C10
C4
C11
C9
C2
C3
C1
C8
Figure 5-3 Platform Decal Locations
C4
C6
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Figure 5-4 Outrigger Decal Locations
D2
D1
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5.3 Specifications
Machine Specifications
SPECIFICATION
PL60
Platform Capacity
350 lbs (159 kg)
Power Source
AC or DC Drill
Rated Horizontal Force
52.5 lbs (234 N)
Machine Weight
310 lbs (141 kg)
Swivel / Lockable Caster Diameter
127 mm
Platform Size (L x W)
26 in x 30 in (660 mm x 762 mm)
Mast Section Weight
28.5 lbs (12.9 kg)
Rear Outrigger Weight
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Front Outrigger Weight
10.6 lbs (4.8 kg)
Flat Free Transport Wheels
12 in x 3.5 in (305 mm x 89 mm)
Drive
Worm Drive with Integrated Drive Gear &
Brake
A
Stowed Length
53.4 in (1356 mm)
B
Stowed Width
30 in (762 mm)
C
Stowed Height
56.6 in (1741 mm)
D
Minimum Platform Height
12.9 in (329 mm)
E
Outrigger Footprint Width
67.1 in (1705 mm)
F
Outrigger Footprint Length
64.4 in (1635 mm)
G
Distance from Wall Side
18.5 in (471mm)
H
Distance from Wall Front
10.3 in (261 mm)
I
Erected Mast Height
21.7 (6.60 m)
J
Max Platform Height
19.5 ft (5.94 m)
Max Working Height*
25.5 ft (7.77 m)
Table 5-2 Machine Specifications
* Based on Platform Height plus 6 ft
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Figure 5-5 Machine Specifications
A
B
C
I
D
G
E
H
F
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Section 6
service & maintenance
6.1 Maintenance Safety Precautions
General
This section contains general safety precautions which must be observed
during maintenance of the machine. It is important that maintenance personnel
heed these warnings to avoid possible injury to themselves or others. A
maintenance program must be established by a competent person and
followed to ensure the machine is in safe operating condition.
Due to our commitment to continuous improvement, Reechcraft reserves
the right to make specification changes without prior notification. Contact
Reechcraft for updated information.
DANGER
WARNING
MODIFICATION OF THE MACHINE WITHOUT THE MANUFACTURERS APPROVAL
IS A PROHIBITED PRACTICE AND A DIRECT SAFETY VIOLATION.
CAUTION
Your safety and the safety of others is the primary concern when performing
service and maintenance on the machine. Always be conscious of moving parts
and pinch points. Never leave an object in an unstable or unsupported position.
NOTICE
DANGER
WARNING
SINCE THE MANUFACTURER HAS NO DIRECT CONTROL OVER THE FIELD
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE OF THE MACHINE, SAFETY IS THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER/OPERATOR.
CAUTION
NOTICE
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Maintenance Safety
DANGER
WARNING
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS LISTED IN THIS
SECTION COULD RESULT IN MACHINE DAMAGE, PERSONNEL INJURY OR
DEATH, AND IS A SAFETY VIOLATION
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NOTICE
•
REMOVE ALL RINGS, WATCHES, AND JEWELRY WHEN PERFORMING
ANY MAINTENANCE.
•
DO NOT WEAR LONG HAIR UNRESTRAINED OR LOOSE FITTING
CLOTHING AND NECKTIES WHICH MAY BECOME CAUGHT OR
ENTAGLED IN THE MACHINE
•
OBSERVE, UNDERSTAND AND OBEY ALL DANGER, WARNING,
CAUTION AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONS ON THE MACHINE AND IN
OPERATORS MANUAL.
•
KEEP STANDING SURFACES AND HAND HOLDS FREE OF GREASE,
WATER, OIL, ETC.
•
NEVER WORK UNDER AN ELEVATED PLATFORM UNTIL THE
PLATFORM HAS BEEN SAFELY RESTRAINED FROM ANY MOVEMENT.
•
BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMING ANY OTHER
MAINTENANCE ON THE MACHINE, SHUT OFF ALL POWER.
•
KEEP ALL OUTRIGGERS AND ATTACHMENTS STOWED IN THEIR
PROPER PLACE.
•
USE ONLY APPROVED, NONFLAMMABLE CLEANING SOLVENTS.
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6.2 Machine Preparation, Inspection & Maintenance
General
This section provides the necessary information needed by those personnel
that are responsible to place the machine in operational readiness and
maintain its safe operating condition. To ensure maximum service life and safe
operation, be sure that all inspections and maintenance has been completed
before placing the machine into service.
Preparation, Inspection and Maintenance
It is important to establish a comprehensive inspection and preventative
maintenance program. Table 2-1 outlines the periodic machine inspection
and maintenance recommended by Reechcraft. Consult your local, regional
or national regulations for further requirements. Note: the frequency of
inspections must increase as environment and frequency of use requires.
Pre-Start Inspection
It is the operators responsibility to perform a Pre-Start Inspection
of the machine prior to use. Reference Section 2 in this manual for
Pre-Start Inspection procedures.
This manual must be read and understood in its entirety prior to performing a
Pre-Start Inspection.
Frequent and Pre-Delivery Inspection
The Frequent Inspection and Pre-Delivery Inspection shall be performed by a
competent person or a qualified mechanic.
The Frequent Inspection and Pre-Delivery Inspection procedures are performed
in the same way but at different times. The Pre-Delivery Inspection shall be
performed prior to each sale, lease, or rental delivery. The Frequent Inspection
shall be performed on each machine in service for 3 months; out of service for
more than 3 months; or when purchased used. The frequency of this inspection
must increase as environment and frequency of use requires.
Reference the appropriate areas of this manual for service and maintenance
procedures.
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Annual Machine Inspection
The Annual Machine Inspection must be performed by a competent person or a
qualified mechanic on an annual basis, no later that 13 months from the date of
the prior Annual Machine Inspection.
Reference the Service and Maintenance Sections if this manual and appropriate
inspection form to complete this inspection.
5 Year Machine Inspection and Track Replacement
The Mast Coupling Pins, Cam Locks, Track and Climbing Unit must be inspected
and the track replaced by an authorized Reechcraft Service Center when:
•
The track is worn beyond specification (5 mm) (See Figure 6-1)
•
The track is damaged, bent or corroded.
In conjunction with specified inspections, maintenance shall be performed by
a competent person or a qualified mechanic.
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6.3Preventive Maintenance & Inspection Schedule
The preventive maintenance and inspection checks are listed and defined in
the following table. The table is divided into two parts: “AREA” and “INTERVAL”.
The component or function to be inspected are listed in the AREA column and
the interval at which time they are to be inspected are listed in the INTERVAL
column.
NOTE: The checks and services listed in this schedule are not intended to take
the place of any local or regional regulations that may pertain to this type
of equipment nor should the list be considered as all inclusive. Variances in
interval times may occur due to the environment the machine is subjected to.
Inspection and Maintenance Codes:
1. Check for proper and secure installation
2. No gouges, excessive wear, or dents showing
3. Visually inspect for excessive wear, damage, cracks or distortion
4. Check for cracked or broken welds
5. Check area is clean and free of debris
6. Check for proper adjustment
7. Check for proper operation
8. Check for proper spring back
9. Check for signs of leakage
10. Check for proper tolerances
11. Check for proper specifications
12.Verify
13.Perform
14.Replace
15. Inspect per Operator’s Safety Manual
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Interval
Pre-start
Inspection
Pre-Delivery or
Annual (yearly)
Frequent Inspection Inspection
5 Year
Inspection
Prior to use
each day
Prior to each sale,
lease or delivery;
in service for 3
months or more;
purchased used
Perform no later
than 13 months
from the date of
prior inspection
When track
is worn or no
more than 5
years from
first use
Mast Sections
1,3,5
1,2,3,5,
1,2,3,5
Interlock
5
5,7
5,6,7
Track
3
3
3
Climbing Unit
5
3,5
1,3,5,7
Gearbox
3,7,9
3,7,9
1,3,7,9
Manual Crank
1
1,12
1,3,12
Climbing Unit
7
1,7
1,3,5,10,7
Platform
1,4,5
1,4,5
1,3,4,5,7
Platform Latch
1,4,7,8
1,3,4,6,7,8
1,3,4,6,7,8
Chassis
3,4,5
3,4,5
3,4,5
Outriggers
1,5,8
1,3,5,7,8
1,3,5,7,8
Bubble Level
1,5,7
1,5,7
1,5,7
Casters
3,7
3,4,7
3,4,7
Rough Terrain Wheels
3,7
3,4,7
3,4,7
Drill
7,11
7,11
7,11
Drive Shaft Brake
1,3,7,8
1,3,7,8
1,3,7,8
Manual in Storage
Container
12
12
12
Decals installed and
secure
12
12
12
No unauthorized
modifications
12
12
12
Fasteners and pins
1,3
1,3
1,3
Function test
13
13
13
13 (Delivery)
13
Area
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6.4 Servicing & Maintenance Guidelines
General
DANGER
The following information is provided to assist you in the use and application
of service and maintenance procedures contained in this chapter. NOTE: Please
refer to Service and Parts Manual for additional information.
WARNING
CAUTION
WHEN AN ABNORMAL CONDITION IS NOTED AND PROCEDURES CONTAINED
WITHIN THIS MANUAL DO NOT SPECIFICALLY RELATE TO THE NOTED
IRREGULARITY, USE OF THE MACHINE SHOULD BE STOPPED AND A
QUALIFIED MECHANIC WITH PROPER KNOWLEGE SHOULD CORRECT THE
IRREGULARITY BEFORE WORK IS RESUMED.
NOTICE
Safety and Workmanship
Your safety, and that of others, is the first consideration when engaging in the
maintenance of equipment. Always be conscious of moving components and
pinch points. Do not allow heavy objects to rest in an unstable position. When
raising a portion of the machine, ensure that adequate support is provided.
Cleanliness
The single most important item in preserving the long service life of a machine
is to keep foreign materials out of the vital components. Reasonable precautions
have been taken to safeguard against this. However, these areas must be
maintained on a scheduled basis in order to preserve proper function of the
machine.
Component Disassembly and Reassembly
When disassembling or reassembling a component, complete the procedural
steps in sequence. Do not partially disassemble or reassemble one part and
then start another. Always recheck your work to assure that nothing has been
overlooked. Do not make any adjustments, other than those recommended,
without obtaining proper approval.
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6.5 Decal Replacement
All decals must be mounted to the machine as specified and clearly legible.
Please see Figure 5-1 to Figure 5-4 and refer to table 5-1 for positions and
Reechcraft part numbers.
DANGER
To replace a damaged decal, first remove it completely without damaging the
underlying surface.
WARNING
Remove any remaining adhesive with a suitable solvent. Test the solvent on an
inconspicuous area first to ensure it does not mark or damage the surface finish.
CAUTION
NOTICE
SURFACE DAMAGE COULD RESULT IN CORROSION AND STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE.
Before applying the new decal, ensure the surface is clean and dry.
Remove the backing paper, apply the decal along one edge then seal it gently
and evenly.
DANGER
If there are any air bubbles, work them gently towards the edge with a clean cloth.
WARNING
Pressure sensitive adhesives reach full strength after several days.
CAUTION
6.6 Mast Track Inspection
Procedure
NOTICE
MAST SECTIONS SHOULD BE INSPECTED EVERY 3 MONTHS OR MORE
FREQUENTLY DEPENDING ON ENVIRONMENT
The Mast Track sections should be inspected more frequently if used in a harsh
environment or high duty cycle applications. Inspection should be more frequent
as they approach the end of their useful lives. The periodic inspection shall cover
all mast track sections on the machine.
Mast Track sections must be replaced by an Authorized Reechcraft Service
Center.
Conditions such as the following shall be sufficient reason for questioning
continued use of the machine or increasing the frequency of inspection.
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1. Mast Track Wear
Check that the track is not worn (1.88 in (5 mm) tooth remaining) and that the
galvanized surface is in good condition and no corrosion or excessive rust is
present.
2. Mast Track Misalignment
Be sure that the track is aligned properly at the joint location. If the track is bent
or damaged in any way, it must be replaced by a qualified mechanic before
machine use may resume.
3. Mast Connector Wear
Mast Track misalignment may be due to worn or damaged coupling pins
located in the Mast Connector. If any part of the connector is worn or and
excessively loose when properly coupled and locked together, it must be
replaced before machine use may resume.
Figure 6-1 Mast / Track Alignment
.188 in
(5 mm)
Wear (5 mm)
Bent, Misshapen
.03 in (.75 mm)
.020
Connector Wear
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MACHINE LOG
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Section 7
Troubleshooting
7.1General
This section contains troubleshooting information to be used for locating and
correcting most of the operating problems which may develop in the machine.
If a problem should develop which is not presented in this section, qualified
guidance should be obtained before proceeding with any maintenance.
Troubleshooting Information
The troubleshooting procedures applicable to the product are listed and
defined in Table 7-1, Troubleshooting Guide.
Each malfunction within an individual group or system is followed by a listing
of probable causes which will enable the determination of the applicable
corrective action. The probable causes and corrective action should, where
possible, be checked in the order listed in the tables.
It should be noted that there is no substitute for thorough knowledge of the
equipment and related systems.
It should be recognized that the majority of the problems arising in the
machine will be centered in the power system. For this reason, every effort has
been made to ensure that all likely problems in these areas are give the fullest
possible treatment. In the remaining machine groups, only those problems
which are symptomatic of greater problems which have more than one
probable cause and remedy are included. This means that problems for which
the probable cause and remedy may be immediately obvious are not listed in
this section.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLE
PROBABLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Platform does not lift up from the fully lowered position - Drill motor starts
One or more interlocks are
engaged
Check to be sure all four outriggers
are properly installed extended and
stable.
Overload clutch is slipping
Be sure the rated load of 350 lbs
(159 kg) is not exceeded and that
the platform is free and clear of any
obstruction or interference.
One or more interlock pins are
wedged in the locked position
Lower platform to the fully lowered
position to relieve pressure, ensure
all leveling jacks are stable and
bearing equal weight.
Platform will not move when in elevated position - Drill motor starts
Intermediate mast section is
installed backwards with the track
section facing away from the
platform
Lower the platform and reinstall the
mast section with the track section
facing the platform.
One or more of the connector lock
levers are in the open position
interfering with the rollers
Lower the platform to expose
the last section of mast that was
installed and check to be sure both
levers are completely engaged and
locked in position.
The maximum height has been
attained causing interference with the
top termination plate
No remedy. System is functioning
properly.
Platform moves sluggishly
Drive Shaft brake is engaged
Depress the input shaft slightly
before applying power to release
the brake.
Drill battery not fully charged
Charge battery
Drill has insufficient power or RPM
Be sure the drill contains a motor of
7 amps and 1200 RPM or more.
Machine does not wheel properly
One or more castors are in the
locked position
Unlock the castor
One or more castors are damaged
Replace the damaged castor
Climbing Unit jumps or lurches while elevating
Track is damaged and missing
teeth
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Replace the track section*
Figure 7-1 Troubleshooting Guide
NOTES
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