Crown Boiler AWI195 Boiler User Manual

PE
4000 SERiES
Operator Manual
This operator manual has
information for all models of
series PE 4000 plus some
options and accessories.
Some of the illustrations and
information may not apply to
your truck.
The most important component is you.
New Bremen, Ohio 45869 USA
© 2003
PF14182-WEB Rev. 6/06
Printed in U.S.A.
PE
You Must be Trained
WARNING
It’s the law, you must be trained and certified to operate this
truck. (OSHA § 1910.178, Rev. 1999)
You or others around you can be seriously injured or even
killed if you don't use this truck correctly.
STOP
IT'S THE LAW, YOU MUST BE TRAINED AND CERTIFIED
Federal law states that only properly trained operators
are permitted to operate a powered industrial truck and
that your employer must train you and certify that you
are qualified to operate this powered industrial truck.
(OSHA §1910.178, Rev. 1999)
Do not operate this truck in your work place until you have
been trained and certified by your employer.
Read and obey all warnings and instructions in this Manual*
and on the truck.
Head, arms, hands, legs or feet outside the operator area
can be pinned or crushed whenever the truck is moving.
Stay within the operator area and stop the truck completely
before getting off.
However, falls from docks can cause serious injury or
even death. Immediately exit and move away from the
truck in these emergencies.
You could be killed or seriously injured if you are not
adequately trained for lift truck operation!
Inspect your truck before starting work, make sure it is in
good working order.
* Additional copies of this Operator Manual and all Truck Labels can be
obtained from Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, Ohio 45869
U.S.A.
All rights reserved under International
and Pan American copyright conventions
Copyright 2003 Crown Equipment Corp.
1 Warning
You Must be Trained 2
Protect Yourself
Know the Hazards
Know the Hazards
DRIVE CAREFULLY
• When walking, keep to the side of the truck while
traveling power unit first. Make certain the truck won't
hit the back of your leg or foot. Don't let the truck run
over your foot.
LOOK WHERE YOU'RE DRIVING
• You could be pinned or crushed by objects intruding
or poking into the operator area.
• Always be alert to the area around you and watch
where you are driving.
• If traveling forks first, keep both hands on the control
handle and be careful when changing direction of travel.
Keep your feet clear of the truck.
Recommended
Walking Path
AVOID FALLS
Falls from docks are very serious accidents, you can be
crushed or even killed. Immediately exit and move away
from the truck in these emergencies.
Note: This is not like sit-down rider trucks, where it is
recommended that the operator stay with the truck.
• When riding, keep your hands on the controls and feet
on the platform. Keep your body within the operator
area.
• While riding, never stick a foot or any part of your body
outside the truck, no matter how slow the truck is
moving. This truck weighs about 1360 kg or 3000 pounds,
even without a load. You cannot stop or slow it down
with your foot, hand or any part of your body. A foot
or hand caught between the truck and a fixed object
will be crushed or even cut off.
The best way to prevent injury is to know where you are
at all times and follow the rules of safe truck operation.
Be extremely careful when working around docks,
dockboards and trailers.
• Stay away from the edge of docks and ramps. Make
sure dockboards are secure. Check that trailer wheels
are chocked. You could be seriously injured or even
killed in a fall from a dock or dockboard.
• Keep your truck under control at all times. Drive at a
speed that allows you to stop safely. Be even more
careful on slippery or uneven surfaces. Do not drive
over objects on the floor.
• Perform all truck movements smoothly and at a speed
that will give you time to react in an emergency.
3 Protect Yourself
WARNING
Stay clear of all
moving parts.
Moving parts can
cut or crush hands,
feet, arms or legs.
07
USE YOUR TRUCK SAFELY
• Keep your hands and feet away from all moving parts
such as forks or wheels.
• Never allow passengers on the truck. There is no safe
place for them.
• Before you leave your truck:
• Come to a complete stop.
• Lower the forks to the floor.
• Shut the truck off with the key or disconnect the
battery.
• Make certain coast is off.
Protect Yourself 4
Contents
What's in it for You?
Warning
1
You Must be Trained
2
Protect Yourself
3
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
The better you understand your truck and how to use it,
the better and safer operator you can be. Here are some
guides to using this manual.
PowerControls
On & Off optional (continued)
Coast
Contents
5
What's in it for You?
6
Your Walkie/Rider Pallet Truck
7
KEY SWITCH
Turn the truck on by turning the key to ON (green dot).
Lift Truck Parts
9
Turn the truck off by turning the key to OFF (red dot).
Capacity Plate
11
Power On & Off
13
Steering & Travel
14
Braking
15
Raising & Lowering
16
Traveling
17
™ Walkalong Control optional
optional
QuickPick™
Always turn the key off and make certain coast is off
when leaving the truck.
HOW-TO-DRAWINGS
On many pages you will find pictures
as well as text to help you understand
how to use your truck safely and
productively.
POWER DISCONNECT
Pull up on the battery connector to disconnect the battery
and cut all power.
Know the Hazards
Always disconnect the battery any time the truck isn't
WARNI NG
Truck will coast
if handle stays in drive
position when released.
Move control handle to
brake position to stop truck.
working right. The key switch does not cut all power to
the truck.
Don't use the truck if it's not working right. Report the
problem to your supervisor.
Know the
the Hazards
Hazards
Know
Coast Controls optional
19
QuickPick™ Walkalong Control optional 22
Additional Options
23
Daily Safety Check
25
Be a Safe Driver
27
Battery Maintenance
31
Warning Labels
34
5 Contents
13 Coast
PowerControls
On & Offoptional (continued)
21
QUICK LOCATORS
In addition to the "Contents" page you
can use page headings to find topics.
Some pages also have a picture of the
truck in the corner showing features
or functions covered on that page.
"KNOW THE HAZARDS"
Watch for and read these special
blocks. You will find information about
possible safety hazards and how to
avoid them.
QuickPick™™ Walkalong
Walkalong Control
Control optional
optional 22
22
QuickPick
What's in it for You? 6
Your Walkie/Rider Pallet Truck
WALKIE/RIDER PALLET TRUCKS
As a rider your pallet truck is designed to move
loads over long distances. You can also use it
as a walkalong truck and pick stock with it.
HOW TO DRIVE YOUR TRUCK WHILE RIDING
Keep both feet on the platform. Place one hand on
the control handle and the other on the grab bar.
Keep your entire body within the operator area.
YOUR PALLET TRUCK IS NOT AN AUTOMOBILE
With a load it may weigh more than 3
automobiles.
• You don't steer the same.
• You don't brake the same.
• You don't accelerate the same.
GIVE YOUR BODY A BREAK
Take advantage of stop time. Get off the truck and
flex your arms and legs. Staying alert will help you
be a better and safer driver.
HOW TO DRIVE YOUR TRUCK WHILE WALKING
Forks First
When traveling forks first, use both hands to
operate the control handle.
Watch your feet if you change direction of
travel.
Path of
Truck
Recommended
Walking Area
Power Unit First
When traveling power unit first, stay to one
side of the truck and slightly ahead of the
power unit. Use the hand closest to the truck
to operate the control handle.
Hand on
grab bar
Hand on
control handle
Watch your feet.
Stay out of the path of the truck.
Feet on
platform
7 Your Walkie/Rider Pallet Truck
BUILT TO STANDARDS
This truck was designed and built
to current industry and government
standards and guidelines. For more
information see the following:
• American National Standards
Institute (ASME) B56.1
• Occupational Safety and Health
Act (OSHA)§1910.178 Rev. 1999
• Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 583
• National Fire Prevention
Association (NFPA) 505
Your Walkie/Rider Pallet Truck
8
Lift Truck Parts
Control Handle
Power Disconnect
Grab Bar
Coast Control Options
(see pages 19, 20 & 21)
Travel Twist Grip
QuickPick™
Walkalong Control
Buttons (Optional)
Lower Button
Raise Button
Reversing Button
Horn Button
QuickCoast™ Selector
(optional)
(see pages 19, 20 & 21)
Raise Button
Battery Retainer
Key Switch
(on power unit)
Platform
Lower Button
High Travel Speed Button
Horn Button
Control Arm
9 Lift Truck Parts
Lift Truck Parts 10
Capacity Plate
CAPACITY PLATE INFORMATION
The capacity plate is on the top of
the power unit cover. It contains:
• Capacity information
• Truck type (a fire safety rating)
• Truck weight (does not include load)
• Grade rating
• Battery information
• Truck information
Units of measure, kg/mm(lb/in)
Capacity with Equally Distributed Load
2720(6000)
1460(3224)
SERI ES
Truck Weight Less Battery 5%
780(1724)
Serial Number
A1234567
Truck Data Number
1234567890123456
Battery Weight
Min 440(975)
Model Number
Truck Weight with Max. Battery
4000
Know the Hazards
WHAT IS YOUR TRUCK CAPACITY?
Capacity is the maximum load that can be lifted or
transported with your truck. See the capacity plate
on your truck. Make certain you use the correct units
of measure.
SAMPLE CAPACITY PLATE
The information
shown on this sample
plate does not apply
to your truck.
2003
Max 680(1500)
E
Battery Type
E
%
Hour Rate
D.C. Voltage
24
PW4000XX
Truck Type
Max. Grade
KNOW YOUR LOAD
Do not exceed the capacity shown on your truck's capacity
plate. Make certain you use the correct units of measure.
Be careful when handling long, high or wide loads. Do not
handle unstable loads.
Load Tire Tread Width
330(12.9)
Max. AMP Hr.
This truck as released conforms to the mandatory requirements of ASME B56.1 Crown Equipment Corporation New Bremen, Ohio 45869 USA
411-C
Note: ANSI B56.1 requires that all
data be shown first in Metric units
and then USA units.
11 Capacity Plate
TRUCK TYPE
Some truck types are not permitted in areas where there
are fire hazards. Watch for marked areas. For example:
You must not drive a type E or ES truck into an area restricted
to EE or EX trucks.
TRUCK WEIGHT
Dockboards, elevators and some floors have limited
capacity. Check your capacity plate for the weight of your
truck. Remember to add the weight of the battery and the
load you have on the forks.
Capacity Plate 12
Power On & Off
Steering & Travel
KEY SWITCH
Turn the truck on by turning the key to ON (green dot).
STEERING
You control steering by moving the control handle from side to side.
Turn the truck off by turning the key to OFF (red dot).
For example: This picture shows the directions the truck can turn when
the control handle is moved to the approximate position shown.
Always turn the key off and make certain coast is off
when leaving the truck.
Always disconnect the battery any time the truck isn't
working right. The key switch does not cut all power to
the truck.
Don't use the truck if it's not working right. Report the
problem to your supervisor.
Travel,
forks first
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t io
ec Tur n
f
POWER DISCONNECT
Pull up on the battery connector to disconnect the battery
and cut all power.
Di
o r
on
rn
Di re
o f T ct i
u
Travel, power
unit first
Know the Hazards
POWER UNIT SWING
Be careful turning while traveling forks first. The power
unit will swing wide in the opposite direction. Make sure
you have clearance, and watch out for people in the area.
SLOW DOWN FOR SPILLS OR WET FLOORS
Powder or liquid spills can cause slippery floors. Slow
down or you could lose control of steering and braking.
Be careful and allow for a longer stopping distance.
Don't run over objects on the floor.
13 Power On & Off
Steering & Travel 14
Raising & Lowering
Braking
Brake
On
Brake Off
Brake On
BRAKING
To apply the brake, move the control handle
either down or up to one of the braking positions.
RAISE
Push either raise button until the forks are at the desired
height.
Braking is different if you use the coast feature (see
pages 19, 20 & 21).
Always check the braking and the position of the coast
selector before you start driving.
LOWER
Push either lower button until the forks are at the desired
height.
Know the Hazards
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15 Braking
WATCH YOUR FEET
While riding, keep your feet on the platform at all times.
This truck can weigh 1360 kg or 3000 pounds unloaded.
You cannot stop or even slow it down with your foot,
or any part of your body, no matter how slow the truck
is moving. A foot or hand caught between the truck
and a wall, or any fixed object, will be crushed or even
cut off.
MAKE SURE YOUR BRAKE WORKS
Test the brake on your truck at the start of each shift.
Know the distance it takes to stop before you start
working.
If at any time the stopping distance is too long for you
to stop safely, don't drive the truck. Report any problem
to your supervisor.
Raising & Lowering 16
Traveling
Know the Hazards
TRAVEL
Rotate the top of the twist grip in the direction
you want to travel.
WATCH YOUR FEET AND HANDS
• While riding, keep your feet on the platform and hands
on the controls at all times. This truck weighs about
1360 kg or 3000 pounds, even without a load. You
cannot stop or even slow it down with your foot, hand
or any part of your body, no matter how slow the
truck is moving. A foot or hand caught between the
truck and a wall, post or any fixed object will be
crushed or even cut off.
The farther you rotate the grip from the neutral position,
the faster the truck will travel.
ONE TOUCH HIGH TRAVEL SPEED
For high travel speed while riding the truck, rotate the
twist grip, then press and release the high travel speed
button on the grab bar. Rotate the twist grip to the
maximum travel speed position.
• When walking and traveling power unit first, protect
your legs and feet by staying to the side and keeping
out of the path of the truck.
When the twist grip is returned to neutral, the speed
control will reset to standard operation.
HIGH TRAVEL SPEED WITHOUT ONE TOUCH
Rotate the twist grip, then push and hold the high travel
speed button on the grab bar. Rotate the twist grip to
the maximum travel speed position.
When the twist grip is returned to neutral, the speed
control will reset to standard operation.
REVERSING BUTTON
If you accidentally hit the reversing button while working
in close quarters, the truck will move in the direction of
the forks until the button is released.
Be careful. The reversing button cannot prevent all
injuries.
17 Traveling
Recommended
Walking Path
LOOK WHERE YOU'RE DRIVING
Always be alert to the area around you and watch where
you are driving. You could be pinned or crushed by
driving into walls or racks or other fixed objects.
You could also be seriously injured by objects intruding
or poking into the operator area.
Traveling 18
Coast Controls optional
Brake
On
COAST, A WALKALONG CONTROL OPTION
Brake
On
Coast
Brake On
You can use one of two optional coast controls to make
it easier to pick loads while walking short distances with
the truck. This feature allows the truck to coast when
you let go of the control handle. However you can apply
the brake by moving the control handle to one of the
brake positions.
Coast
Brake On
Be even more careful when using coast. Make sure you
understand the possible hazards. Don't place yourself
or others at risk.
OPTION 2, ELECTRONIC QuickCoastTM SELECTOR
COAST ON
Move the control handle to the coast position and press
the coast selector button on the back of the grab bar,
opposite the raise/lower switches. The “no-brake” symbol
at the base of the control handle will light and a single
“beep” will sound to warn that the truck is in the coast
mode.
High travel speed is not available while coast is engaged.
OPTION 1, MANUAL COAST SELECTOR
COAST ON
Move the control handle to the coast position and shift
the coast selector lever toward the control arm.
With coast on, the truck will coast when you let go of
the control handle. You must move the handle to a brake
position to apply the brake. A “beep” will continue to
sound as long as the handle is in the brake position.
With coast on, the truck will coast when you let go of
the control handle. You must move the handle to a brake
position to apply the brake.
COAST OFF
Move the control handle down and shift the coast selector
away from the control arm.
When coast is disabled, braking will return to standard
operation (see page 15).
Truck will coast
if handle stays in drive
position when released.
Move control handle to
brake position to stop truck.
COAST OFF
To turn coast off, either press the high travel speed button
on the grab bar, turn the key switch to OFF, or disconnect
the battery. The “no-brake” symbol will go out, and the
control handle will return to vertical.
If you accidentally hit the reversing button when the
handle is in the coast position, coast is also disabled.
When coast is disabled, braking will return to standard
operation (see page 15).
Continued next page...
19 Coast Controls optional
Coast Controls optional 20
Coast Controls optional (continued)
WHEN USING COAST
• Travel power unit first only.
Travel,
power unit
first
• Don't get in the path of the truck.
QuickPick™ Walkalong Control optional
QUICKPICKTM WALKALONG CONTROL OPTION
You can use this option, usually along with the
coast option (see pages 19, 20 & 21), to make it even
easier to pick loads.
Use these options when picking items located
close to each other in an aisle, usually within
4 bays or about 11 meters (36 feet).
• Watch your feet.
• Stay to the side of the truck. Keep your
arm extended to give maximum clearance
between you and the truck.
Recommended
Walking Area
Know the Hazards
Truck will coast
if handle stays in drive
position when released.
Move control handle to
brake position to stop truck.
USING COAST REQUIRES EVEN MORE CAUTION
• Automatic braking is disabled when Coast is activated.
Handle must be manually moved to a brake position.
• Floors must be level and free of obstacles.
• Never allow the truck to coast into a cross aisle.
• Do not use coast in pedestrian walkways.
• Watch out for people and other trucks.
• Do not walk in the path of a coasting truck. Stay to the
side of the truck with your arm extended and keep your
feet clear.
• Use coast while traveling power unit first only.
• Always turn coast off when you finish a coast operation,
or whenever you leave your vehicle.
• For QuickCoast equipped trucks, when you turn coast
off or turn the truck off, make certain your body is not
in the path of the control handle as it returns to vertical.
21 Coast Controls optional (continued)
QUICKPICK WALKALONG CONTROL BUTTONS
You can use the QuickPick controls from either
side of the truck. Place your hand on the end of the
control handle closest to you. Press both buttons at
the same time.
Your truck will travel power unit first at the maximum
walkie speed. You have only one travel speed while
using the QuickPick option.
You can control travel speed by releasing and pressing
the control buttons occasionally.
Use the twist grips anytime you need better control of
travel speed or steering.
Know the Hazards
USE THE QUICKPICK WALKALONG CONTROL CAREFULLY
• Don't let the truck speed exceed your walking speed.
• Limit use of the QuickPick controls to moving the truck
between picks in clear aisles.
• Use the twist grips if you need better control of travel
speed or steering.
QuickPick™ Walkalong Control optional 22
Additional Options
WORK ASSIST TUBE OPTION
This feature provides a location for attaching work assist
options such as: lights, fan, clipboard etc.
LOAD BACKREST OPTION
Your company may have ordered
a load backrest if you must handle loads
that are unstable or not secured.
While traveling, be sure that the work assist tube will
clear doorways and other surrounding obstructions.
Don't place your hand or arm over the backrest. It could
be pinned or crushed by the load.
The work assist tube does not have a gripping surface,
nor is it located to serve as a handhold. Always keep
one hand on the grab bar while riding.
There are three types of backrest.
PIVOTING TYPE
Lift up on the handle and swing the backrest forward if
you need to service the battery. When you return the
backrest to the upright position, make sure the handle is
all the way down and the backrest can't swing forward.
LIFT-OFF TYPE
You can remove or install this backrest as required.
Note: Use a hoist if the backrest is heavy.
BOLT-ON TYPE
Need not be removed to change the battery.
Make certain any options fastened to the work assist
tube do not interfere with operation of the control handle.
Know the Hazards
WARNING
Watch For
Obstructions
Make certain this
tube will clear
doorways and
any surrounding
obstructions.
SKID ADAPTOR OPTION
Lift the skid adaptor until you can move it forward and
lower it to the forks.
Make certain the skid adaptor is secure when you return
it to the upright position.
This Tube Not
A Handhold
Keep your hands
in the proper
operating position
while riding.
Handle Must
Move Freely
Do not add any
device that will
interfere with
movement of the
control handle.
23 Additional Options
PROTECT YOUR HANDS AND ARMS
Loads can shift and fall against the backrest. Keep your
hands and arms on the power unit side of the backrest.
Do not use the work assist tube as a handhold. Keep
one hand on the grab bar while riding.
WATCH FOR OTHER WORK ASSIST HAZARDS
Make certain the work assist tube will clear all doorways,
lighting, racks and other surrounding obstructions.
Be sure any additions to the work assist tube will not
interfere with control handle movement.
SIMILAR LOOKING TRUCKS CAN BE DIFFERENT
If you ever drive a different truck, even one that looks
just like yours, be careful. It may not have the same
options.
Additional Options 24
Daily Safety Check
CHECK YOUR TRUCK BEFORE STARTING WORK
You must make sure your truck is safe to use.
1. Walk around your truck and check it over.
• Check to make sure the battery is charged, water level
is OK and vent caps are in place. Don't use an open
flame to check the battery.
• Make certain the battery retainers on both sides of the
truck are properly installed.
• See that all wheels are in good condition.
• Clean the twist grips and grab bar.
• Check that both forks are secure and not bent, cracked
or badly worn.
• Look under the truck for signs of hydraulic leaks.
• Test the horn.
• Make sure the power disconnect works.
• Check that all controls work smoothly.
• See that the load backrest is in place and fastened if your
truck has that option.
25 Daily Safety Check
2. Test drive your truck in an uncongested area.
• Test raise and lower operation.
• Check the steering.
• Drive the truck slowly in both directions. Check the
reversing button.
• Check braking distance in forward and reverse. Load
size and floor conditions can affect these distances.
• Drive through the full speed range in both forward
and reverse.
• Know the distance it takes to stop before you start
working. If the braking distance is too long to stop
safely, don't drive the truck.
• Check Coast, QuickPick™ controls, and any other
options your truck may have.
If anything doesn't look, work or feel right, don't drive the truck. Report
the problem to your supervisor.
You can get checklist forms from your Crown dealer
(part no. OF-3772). Used properly, this checklist can alert
service people to needed repairs.
Daily Safety Check 26
Be a Safe Driver
The most
important
component
is you.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE READY TO DRIVE
• Do not use this truck unless you are trained
and certified.
• Be certain you understand how your truck works and
the hazards that go with it. Don't drive the truck if you
have any doubts.
• Know the capacity of your truck. Make certain you
use the correct units of measure.
• Some trucks are not allowed in areas where there are
fire hazards. Be certain your truck is the correct fire
safety type for the area.
• Make sure your hands and shoes are clean and dry,
and your clothing is proper for the job.
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MAKE SURE YOUR TRUCK IS READY
• Inspect your truck before using it (see pages 25 and
26). If it's not working right, or something is broken,
report the problem to your supervisor. Don't use the
truck.
• In an open area, test the braking. Check at a slow
travel speed first, then a faster one. Know the distance
it takes to stop before you start work.
WHEN RIDING
• Never stick a foot or any part of your body outside the
operator area, no matter how slow the truck is moving.
You cannot stop 1360 kg (3000 pounds) with any part
of your body. A foot or hand caught between the truck
and a fixed object will be crushed or even cut off.
• Keep your hands on the controls and feet on the
platform.
• Stop your truck completely before getting off.
WHEN WALKING
• Stay to the side of the truck when traveling power unit
first. Make sure the truck won't hit your leg or run over
your foot.
• When traveling forks first, keep both hands on the
control. Be careful when changing direction. Keep
your feet clear of the truck.
DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY, BE ALERT
• Look where you are going. Don't let your hands or feet
get pinned or crushed.
• Travel in the direction that gives you the best view.
Slow down in congested areas.
• Slow down for wet or slippery floors. Don't run over
things.
• Look where you are going before you change direction
of travel.
• See that you have room to drive and turn. Watch out
for power unit swing. Slow down when making turns.
• Avoid sudden movement of controls. Learn to use
them smoothly at a moderate, even rate.
• Be extra careful if you must use your truck in an area
where there is a risk of falling objects.
Continued next page...
27 Be a Safe Driver
Be a Safe Driver 28
Be a Safe Driver continued
WATCH OUT FOR OTHER PEOPLE
• Slow down. Yield or stop for pedestrians.
Use your horn when you come to a crosswalk
or intersection.
AVOID FALLS
• Stay away from the edge of docks and ramps.
• Check that bridgeplates and dockboards are secure.
Be certain that either the trailer wheels are chocked or
the trailer is locked to the dock. Check capacities. Be
sure your truck, with load, isn't too heavy for where
you are driving.
• Be careful that you don't pin or crush someone.
For example: Never drive your truck toward anyone
standing in front of a fixed object.
• Never allow passengers on your truck.
• Make sure the load you are moving is stable. Center
the load. Be even more careful with long, high or wide
loads. They can be less stable.
• Keep others away from your truck while you're working.
Don't ever allow anyone to ride on the load or forks.
• Don't drive onto an elevator unless you are authorized.
Check the capacity or load limit and make sure there
are no people present. Enter load first and set the
brake.
• Don't let anyone use your truck unless they are trained
and certified.
• Don't use the coast option if there are people in the
aisle.
BE CAREFUL TRAVELING ON RAMPS AND GRADES
WHEN LEAVING YOUR TRUCK
• Lower the forks. Turn the truck off or disconnect the
battery.
When Riding
• With a load, drive with the forks pointed upgrade.
• Without a load, drive with forks downgrade.
• Avoid parking on inclines. But if you must, block the
wheels of your truck.
• Make sure coast is off.
When Walking
• Stay out of the path of the truck.
Forks pointed upgrade
• With or without a load, drive with the forks pointed
downgrade.
• If a load requires that you travel with the forks upgrade,
be even more careful. Operate the controls from the
side of the truck.
Slow down and don't turn on ramps or grades.
Forks pointed downgrade
29 Be a Safe Driver continued
Be a Safe Driver continued 30
Battery Maintenance
WHEN YOU INSTALL OR CHANGE BATTERIES
• Turn the truck OFF. Be sure the coast selector is off
and the brake is applied.
Note: DELAY ON LIFT
When the battery is connected to the truck, there is
approximately a 10 second delay before lift is available.
• Make certain you use the correct size and weight
battery. Never operate a truck that has an underweight
or undersize battery installed.
• Never let anything metal touch the top of the cells.
You could cause sparks or do damage to the battery.
Use an insulator (such as plywood) when necessary.
• Use an approved spreader bar to place a battery in, or
remove it from, the battery compartment or a stand.
Make sure you adjust the spreader bar hooks to fit the
battery.
USING A ROLLER STAND
• If you use a roller stand to install or remove a battery
make sure the roller stand is the same height as the
rollers in the truck's battery compartment. Also make
sure the roller stand is at least as long as your battery.
AFTER INSTALLING YOUR BATTERY
• Replace the battery retainers. Make certain the retainers
on both sides of the truck are in place.
• Connect the battery. Turn the truck ON and check
truck operation.
Know the Hazards
TRUCK BATTERIES CAN BE DANGEROUS
Your truck battery produces fumes that can explode.
It also contains acid that could burn or disfigure you.
• Do not try to install, remove, charge or service your
truck battery unless you are trained and authorized.
DANGER
• Never smoke or use an open flame around batteries.
Batteries produce explosive gas.
Do not smoke, use open flame, or
create an arc or sparks near this
battery. Ventilate well in enclosed
areas and when charging.
Batteries contain Sulfuric Acid which
causes severe burns. Do not get in
eyes, on skin, or clothing. In case of
contact, flush immediately. Get medical
attention if your eyes are affected.
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• Your company should provide an area where it is safe
to work on batteries. Use that area for all battery work.
• Use protective equipment such as gloves, eye shields,
aprons etc.
BATTERY RETAINERS MUST BE IN PLACE
The battery could slide out if all retainers are not in
place. Check that both retainers are installed before
operating your truck.
COAST SELECTOR MUST BE OFF
Be sure the coast selector is off and the brake is on
before removing or installing a battery.
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Battery Maintenance continued
BATTERY CHARGE METER OPTION
The red, yellow and three green lights show how much
charge is left in your battery. When just the red and
yellow lights remain on, the battery is getting low. When
only the red light remains on, and the display reads 20%
or less, you must have the battery changed or recharged.
At this point you will no longer be able to lift the forks.
Warning Labels
WARNI NG
Avoid being crushed. Keep head,
arms, hands, legs, and feet within the
operator area. Stop truck completely
before getting off.
However, tipovers and falls from docks
can cause serious injury or even death.
Immediately exit and move away
from the truck in these emergencies.
WARNI NG
Know the Hazards
Truck will coast
Minimum battery size allowed
XXX mm (XX.XX in.) wide
XXX mm (XX.XX in.) long
Undersize battery can affect truck
handling and stability. You could have
an accident.
Use U.L. classified Type E battery.
Stay clear of all
moving parts.
Moving parts can
cut or crush hands,
feet, arms or legs.
Move tiller to brake
position to stop truck.
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CAUTI ON
BEFORE CHARGING YOUR TRUCK BATTERY
• Turn the truck OFF. Be sure the coast selector is off
and the brake is applied.
• Charge the battery only in areas designated for that
use.
• See that the battery cells are filled to the proper level.
Never use an open flame to check the battery.
• Make certain the charger is the same voltage and
amperage as your battery.
• Read the battery charger instructions.
• Be sure the charger is turned OFF before connecting
the battery to the charger. Otherwise you might create
a spark which could cause the battery to explode.
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WARNI NG
DANGER
Batteries can produce explosive gas. Do not
smoke, use open flame, or create an arc or sparks
near this battery. Ventilate well when in an enclosed
area and when charging.
Connect charger
properly or truck
can be damaged.
Make certain
charger is plugged
into the battery
connector, not the
truck connector.
This battery contains Sulfuric Acid which causes
severe burns. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or clothing.
In case of contact, flush immediately and thoroughly
with water. Get medical attention if your eyes are
affected.
WARNI NG
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Minimum battery size allowed
WARNI NG
XXX mm (XX.XX in.) wide
XXX mm (XX.XX in.) long
It’s the law, you must be trained
Undersize battery can affect truck
and certified to operate this truck.
handling and stability. You could have
(OSHA § 1910.178, Rev. 1999)
an accident.
You or people around you could be
Use U.L. classified Type E battery.
seriously injured or even killed if you
don't use this truck correctly.
Obey all warnings and instructions on the truck
and in the operator manual*.
Inspect your truck before starting work, make
sure it is in good working order.
* Additional copies of the Operators Manual and Truck
Labels can be obtained from Crown Equipment Corp.,
New Bremen, OH 45869 U.S.A.
WARNI NG
Truck will coast
if handle stays in drive
position when released.
Move control handle to
brake position to stop truck.
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BATTERY SIZE IS IMPORTANT
Make certain you use the correct size, type and weight
of battery. Never operate a truck that has an underweight
or undersize battery installed.
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