FollowupID: 722464 Submitted:
Friday, Apr 01, 2011 at 18:24
I gotta agree with Joe, driving a crane up and down bad terrain is one thing but operating it is another. I know this doesn't answer your question so this may help.
Steady/ steady wins the race, low gear and in the case of a large crane cross locks in. If what you are doing feels wrong then it probably is. With a Franna keep your load close to the ground and observe your load charts and how far your machine is articulated, new ones come with lots of electronic help. This machine is not really a
rough terrain unit, it is limited by the amount of wheel articulation between the front axle and the rear one and this places
a lot of strain on the articulation pin behind the cab.
Dozers and graders are a cranes best friend.
If you are in a logging area then see if you can have a talk to them, they operate in some pretty bad terrain.
All the best