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34 Pa. Code § 25.71. Special requirements.


§ 25.71. Special requirements.

 (a)  Steps and handholds. All locomotive cranes shall be provided with steps and handholds located so as to give convenient access to the cab, or operator’s quarters.

 (b)  Couplers. If locomotive cranes are equipped with couplers, these shall be extended to clear the revolving tank end of the cab.

 (c)  Load indicators. Capacity plates shall be attached on all locomotive cranes. They shall clearly indicate the safe load in tons for maximum and minimum positions of the boom and for at least two intermediate positions. These indications shall be for loads both with and without the use of outriggers.

 (d)  Swinging levers. All ‘‘swinging’’ levers on locomotive cranes shall be provided with means to lock them in neutral position.

 (e)  Warning device. A warning device shall be provided on all locomotive cranes, and shall be sounded before cranes are put in motion and, if necessary, while the crane is travelling.

 (f)  Tipping. Provisions shall be made to prevent the tipping of locomotive cranes. Out-riggers and rail clamps shall be permissible.

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