Introduction – 8 minutes
Explains why a material handling bucket truck can lift heavy loads without additional equipment or special rigging. Compares and contrasts a material handling bucket truck with a basic bucket truck.
Winch, Jib, and Lifting Attachments – 6 minutes
Describes the basic operation of a winch and a jib. Describes the use of conductor lifting attachments.
Lift Capacity – 9 minutes
Defines lift capacity. Describes conditions that can affect lift capacity. Explains how data plates, lift capacity charts, and load indicators are used.
Truck and Boom Positioning – 6 minutes
Describes some of the conditions that can affect truck positioning. Explains overcenter positioning and conventional positioning of the upper boom.
Lifting a Transformer – 7 minutes
Describes basic preparations for lifting jobs that involve the use of a material handling bucket truck. Describes one way to install a poletop transformer using a material handling bucket truck. Defines deflection and explains how safety hazards presented by deflection can be avoided.
Lifting Conductors – 10 minutes
Describes three types of conductor lifting attachments: hooks, single-phase wire holders, and three-phase wire lifters. Explains how these attachments are used.