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Operator Service Manuals - Below-the-Hook

Operator Service Manuals - Floor Based Equipment

Guidelines for Safe Operation of Below-the-Hook Lifter


Quality is Built In

  • Does your plant have special electrical, mechanical, or hydraulic standards?
  • Do your engineers prefer one particular brand of Programmable Logic Controllers?
  • Do you require specific paints, component brands or electrical ratings in your facility?

Bushman Equipment, Inc. designs and builds our products to exact customer specifications. This individualized approach assures customers that their equipment is ideally suited to their application.

To ensure that the latest technology and industrial standards are utilized, Bushman Equipment, Inc. engineers participate in many of the nation's leading professional organizations including

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Material Handling Institute of America (MHIA)
  • Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) – Cranes Technology Committee (AIST Technical Report No. 6)
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) – Overhead Travelling Cranes Technical Committee (CSA Standard B167)
  • Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) – Cranes Technical Committee (CMAA Specification No. 70)

A Complete Product

Custom-built equipment needs a special kind of product support.

Proposals are detailed with drawings and/or photo support to provide clients with a full understanding of the type and quality of the equipment proposed.

Bushman Equipment, Inc. then sends customers an approval drawing with dimensions, performance specifications and features before the machine is built. This provides the customer with an extra level of assurance that the equipment they order will do the job efficiently and effectively. Our equipment also comes with

  • Service manuals (Paper or CD)
  • Warning labels
  • Guarding of moving parts

Bushman Equipment, Inc. engineers are experienced at making their products safe, reliable and in conformance with the safety and design standards in the latest revision of ASME Spec. BTH-1: Design of Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices

Products are designed for serviceability and reliability. We maintain complete service and parts information files, so that if your equipment requires maintenance we are ready to support you.

At Bushman Equipment, Inc., all of our US welders are certified to AWS D1.1 Welding Code. The Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certifies our welders to the CSA W59 Standard. Each piece of equipment built by Bushman Equipment, Inc. is fully tested and inspected before shipment. At our Canadian facilities, our in-house inspectors are certified by the Canadian Standards Board to CAN/CGSB 48.9712 for Level 2 magnetic particle inspection. Electrical controls are built to meet the NEC and NFPA 79 and the CSA C22.2 Standard in Canada.

Designing in Safety

Bushman Equipment, Inc. incorporates product safety issues during the earliest discussions between the sales department and the distributor or customer.

  • For safe operation, every product must be designed for the specific application. Our product literature and safety materials frequently remind customers to use the equipment only for the designated purpose.
  • Any equipment that is damaged or has been in an overload situation should be inspected by the original manufacturer and re-certified for continued use at the rated capacity.
  • Any modifications to the original equipment must be approved by the original equipment manufacturer prior to modification. Products modified by customers or a third parties may not meet safety standards or safe use guidelines. Such modifications also invalidate warranty coverage.
  • Parts Books are shipped with each piece of equipment. They contain detailed information about installation, inspection and maintenance procedures, component parts and a copy of Bushman Equipment, Inc.'s warranty. A copy of the "Guidelines for Safe Operation of Below-the-Hook Lifters" prepared by the Material Handling Industry of America is sent with all below-the-hook equipment.
  • Bushman Equipment, Inc. engineers specify which Product Safety Labels are on each piece of equipment. Customers also receive an Identification and Safety Standards (ISS) sheet that shows the location of each decal. Free replacements are available if needed.
  • Operator Safety Manuals are available for many Bushman Equipment, Inc. products. Designed for handy reference, these manuals are small enough to fit into a shirt pocket.

Helpful Links

Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling Published 2007 by the California Department of Industrial Relations

Integrated Lean Thinking & Ergonomics An MHI White Paper by Carter Kerk, PhD, PE, CSP, CPE
Jon Walder, MS
Jennifer Karlin, PhD
South Dakota School of Mines