Read all documentation attached to the crane (Form 379) BEFORE assembly and inspection. If Form 379 is not attached to the crane you may download this information or contact Wallace Cranes to order these documents.

Crane Inspection Instructions

The following list contains PDF packets to help you inspect, assemble, and operate Wallace Cranes.

Each packet includes:

  • Assembly instructions
  • Operating, Adjustment, and Inspection Instructions
  • Safety Tag and Label Locations
  • Safe Use and Operation Instructions & Inspection Checklist

Please note these instructions were derived from company proprietary materials and (3) three source documents including ANSI B30.17, CMAA Specification #74, Revised 1987, and OSHA 1910.179. As excerpts, the short form Wallace documents are intended to serve as general guidelines are not to be considered the sole source when performing routine maintenance and inspection tasks.

Round Tube Tri-Adjustable Inspection Packet

Product Indentification:

Main and Brace legs are round

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Square Tube Tri-Adjustable Inspection Packet

Product Identification:

Main and Brace legs are square

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Thrifty Adjustable Inspection Packet

Products Identification:

Posts and Frames are the same size rectangular tubing,

either 2 x 4 or 3 x 6

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 Thrifty Fixed Height Inspection Packet

Product Identification:

Posts and Frames are same size rectangular tubing,

either 2 x 4 or 3 x 6

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 Hippolift Inspection Packet

Product Identification:

These units are fixed height with square tubing

for both main legs and brace legs

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15 Ton Inspection Packet

Product Identification:

These units are fixed height with square tubing

for both main legs and brace legs

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Crane Assembly Instructions

The following list contains assembly instructions only in a short downloadable format.

Crane Accessory Parts Lists & Instructions

Crane Installation and Assembly

When setting up the crane, the legs should not be skewed. Legs should be positioned at 90° angles from the beam, as show in the “from the ceiling” views below:

skew_legsAn exception to the last top-down view is when the crane is on an uneven surface. You may want a different leg height from end to end, but the beam should be level to prevent unwanted hoist travel.

Lifting Equipment and Rigging

A vital part of the lifting process is to be sure that all equipment has been inspected and is in good operating condition. For safe crane operation, the weakest link of the chain is a real consideration. As such, each piece of lift equipment (slings, lifting chains, hooks, lift bars, and similar components must be inspected). These inspection procedures are detailed in the respective manufacturer’s installation and use instructions as well as within the applicable ANSI and OSHA standards. Some of these standards are listed in the following paragraph.

In addition to the inspection of the crane and lift equipment, you should also make sure the load is properly balanced. For example, when lifting pipes, you should make sure you have positioned the load so that it is centered in the sling and does not slip. Whenever lifting employees should keep clear of suspended loads about to be lifted. Additional precautions are spelled out in OSHA 29 C. F. R. 1929 Safety and Regulations and the rigging equipment manufacturers recommendations. Other lifting standards that may apply are ANSI B30.16-1987 for Overhead Hoists (Underhung) and ANSI B30. 11-1988 Monorails and Underhung Cranes.