This manual is designed to help you operate your lift truck safely. This manual shows and tells you about safety inspections and the important general safety rules and hazards of lift truck operation. It describes the special components and features of the truck and explains their functions. The correct operating procedures are shown and explained. Illustrations and important safety messages are included for clear understanding. A section on maintenance and lubrication is included for the lift truck mechanic.
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Model Designation Rated Load Capacity
- ESM II 12 2,500 lbs @ 24 in [1250 kg @ 500 mm]
- ESM II15S 3,000 lbs @ 24 in [1500 kg @ 500 mm]
- ESM II 15 3,000 lbs @ 24 in [1500 kg @ 500 mm]
- ESM II 17 3,500 lbs @ 24 in [1750 kg @ 500 mm]
- ESM II 20 4,000 lbs @ 24 in [1815 kg @ 500 mm]
- ESM II 22 4,500 lbs @ 24 in [2250 kg @ 500 mm]
- ESM II 25 5,000 lbs @ 24 in [2270 kg @ 500 mm]
Battery Service Records
Keep a record of battery service and maintenance to obtain the best service life from your battery and truck. Select a pilot cell, take readings of specific gravity and temperature before and after charging, and record the readings with the date. It is best to change the location of the pilot cell occasionally to distribute any electrolyte loss over the battery. Every 2 or 3 months, take complete battery readings (specific gravity, temperature, and voltage) and make a record of them.
Air Cleaning the Truck
Always maintain a lift truck in a clean condition. Do not allow dirt, dust, lint, or other contaminants to accumulate on the truck. Keep the truck free from leaking oil and grease. Wipe up all oil spills. Keep the controls and floorboards clean, dry, and safe. A clean truck makes it easier to see leakage and loose, missing, or damaged parts. A clean condition helps prevent fires and helps the truck run cooler.
The environment in which a lift truck operates determines how often and to what extent cleaning is necessary. For example, trucks operating in manufacturing plants with a high level of dirt, dust, or lint, (e.g., cotton fibers, paper dust, etc.) in the air or on the floor require more frequent cleaning. If air pressure does not remove heavy deposits of grease, oil, etc., it may be necessary to use steam or liquid spray cleaner.
Check critical items, including:
- Drive axle mounting
- Overhead guard
- Drive and steer wheel mounting
- Tilt cylinder mounting & rod ends
- Upright mounting & components
- Load backrest extension
Critical Fastener Checks
Fasteners in highly loaded (critical) components can quickly fail if they become loosened. Also, loose fasteners can cause damage or failure of the component. For safety, it is important that the correct torque be maintained on all critical fasteners of components that directly support, handle, or control the load and protect the operator.