Material Handling Bucket Trucks

SKU: TDMH00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach the operation of material handling bucket trucks. The course focuses on the material handling features of the truck that distinguish it from other types of bucket trucks. It covers truck positioning, lift capacity, and some of the conductor lifting attachments that can be used to make a material handling bucket truck even more useful in the field. To gain maximum advantage from this course, participants should already be familiar with basic bucket trucks. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to identify the material handling features of a material handling bucket truck, including the winch, the jib, and conductor lifting attachments. They should also be able to explain lift capacity and demonstrate how to use a material handling bucket truck to lift equipment or conductors.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction
  • Explain why a material handling bucket truck can lift heavy loads without additional equipment or special rigging.
  • Compare and contrast a material handling bucket truck with a basic bucket truck.
  • Winch, Jib, and Lifting Attachments
  • Describe the basic operation of a winch and a jib.
  • Describe the use of conductor lifting attachments.
  • Lift Capacity
  • Define the term “lift capacity.”
  • Describe conditions that can affect lift capacity.
  • Explain how data plates, lift capacity charts, and load indicators are used.
  • Truck and Boom Positioning
  • Describe some of the conditions that can affect truck positioning.
  • Explain over center positioning and conventional positioning of the upper boom.
  • Lifting a Transformer
  • Describe basic preparations for lifting jobs that involve the use of a material handling bucket truck.
  • Describe one way to install a pole top transformer using a material handling bucket truck.
  • Define the term “deflection” and explain how safety hazards presented by deflection can be avoided.
  • Lifting Conductors
  • Describe three types of conductor lifting attachments: hooks, single-phase wire holders, and three-phase wire lifters.
  • Explain how hooks, single-phase wire holders, and three-phase wire lifters can be used.
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