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c. Riveted or bolted In a conspicuous place on the body of the crane.
5. The following listed steps must be taken preparatory to starting and running the engine. One step listed does not
apply to this list:
a. Inspect engine and cab floor for loose bolts, nuts, tools, or other material lying around the floor or engine.
b. Close the battery and control switch.
c. Place throttle in idle position.
d. Place all operating clutches in a neutral position.
e. Set outriggers.
f. Set all brakes including hand brake if not set.
g. Press starter button. (Do not operate starter longer than 30 seconds at a time.) This is to prevent damage
to the starter or run the battery down.
h. Run engine at part throttle. This is to warm engine.
i. Immediately after starting, observe the oil pressure gage If no pressure is indicated after 10 to 15 seconds,
shut engine down.
6. The lubricating oil pan, lines and filters should be inspected for leaks:
a. Daily or oftener.
b. When engine is shut down.
c. Once a month.
7. Each crane is equipped with an emergency fuel cutoff valve This valve is for quickly cutting the flow of fuel:
a. To the air compressor.
b. To the engine in case of fire, collision or other emergency.
c. To the engine crankcase.
8. The air system must be drained to prevent moisture and dirt from being carried In the brake and control valve as
often as:
a. Daily or a change of crew.
b. Weekly.
c. Do not drain until needed.
9. Periodic cleaning and lubricating of wire ropes and cables will materially lengthen their life and also insure freer
movement over pulleys and drums Just how often cables should be cleaned and oiled is determined by the amount of
work performed and the judgment of the operators How often should the above be performed:
a. When a new cable is needed.
b. Every 6 months.
c. Weekly for the average crane.
10. The hand brake should be set when the locomotive crane is to be left standing for:
a. A week.
b. Until repaired.
c. Whenever the crane engine is shut down.
11. What is the normal operating temperature of the cooling water?
a. 100 to 120
b. 120 to 140
c. 140 to 185
12. Should the crane become derailed, you would:
a. Rerail the crane under its own power.
b. Call the yardmaster and ask for the wreck crew.
c. Shut the engine down and leave the crane.
13. When a near capacity load is to be handled, what must be done:
a. Position and block outriggers.
b. Clean cab deck.
c. Attach clam shell bucket.
14. When operating the crane, the movements must be:
a. Fast and jerky.
b. Smooth and slowly.
c. Makes no difference.
15. When operating the crane at night with the flood lights on, the lights suddenly fade and dim, what would you do?


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