Precautions When Using a Manual Hydraulic Stacker
Summary:When operating a manual hydraulic stacker, there are certain important precautions that should be observed. First of all, the operator should not leav...
When operating a manual hydraulic stacker, there are certain important precautions that should be observed. First of all, the operator should not leave the stacker unattended. He should make sure that the stacker is parked in an approved area and the parking brake is engaged. He should also lower the forks to their lowest position. Third, he should check the hydraulic oil level. He should also check whether the fuses are blown or not. Furthermore, he must make sure that the emergency parking switch and horn work properly. He should also keep the stacker in a cool, dry and non-freezing location when not in use.The manual hydraulic stacker should be placed in a dry, level area, which has adequate ventilation. If the stacker is prone to overcharging and battery failure, the operator should use ventilation equipment for the exhaust of the gasses and batteries. Proper lubrication should be done for the hydraulic system and for the battery as well. Using the charger correctly is important because it can damage the stacker if not used properly.The hydraulic oil should be checked every six months. The viscosity of the oil should be at least 32cSt at 40 degrees Celsius. It should also have a volume of 2.0 lt. In addition to these precautions, daily checks should be conducted to ensure that the hydraulic system is functioning properly. The operator should also check the forks and mast for threads or rags, as these can block the axles. The operator should also unload the stacker at the end of a job, and lower the forks to their lowest positions.