Crane Inspection, Assembly, and Safe Operation Instructions
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.
- Form 379: Wallace Tri-Adjustable Crane Safety Instructions Sheets
- Form 504: Safe Usage Instructions and Inspection Checklist
- Missing Tri-Adjustable Tags or Labels? Download reference materials to see if all original equipment labels are still there
Crane Inspection Instructions
The following list contains PDF packets to help you inspect, assemble, and safely 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 and should not be considered the sole source when performing routine maintenance and inspection tasks.
Crane Assembly Instructions
The following list contains assembly instructions in a short, downloadable format.
- Form 218: Thrifty Fixed Height Cranes
- Form 386/387: Thrifty Adjustable Height Cranes
- Form 411: Tri-Adjustable Square Tube Cranes
- Form 429: Tri-Adjustable Round Tube Cranes
- Form 449: Hippolift Cranes (Fixed Height)
- Form 15T: 15 Ton Models (Fixed Height)
- Form Mite: Mighty Mite Cranes
Crane Accessory Parts Lists & Instructions
- Form 219: Cable Ratchet for Thrifty 1 thru 5 Ton Adjustable Models
- Form 443-4400: Jack Kit for Round Tube Tri-Adjustable Models
- Form 443-4405: Jack Kit for Square Tube 2, 3 & 5 Ton Tri-Adjustable Models
- Form 443-4410: Jack Kit for Square Tube 8 & 10 Ton Tri-Adjustable Models
- Form 3036-0000: Kart Kit for Round Tube Tri-Adjustable Models
- Form 5050-0000: Kart Kit for Square Tube Tri-Adjustable Models
- Form 445: Adjust-a-Span Kit for Thrifty Models
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 shown in the “from the ceiling” views below:
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.