Safety Regulations

The following safety instructions must be observed under all conditions to ensure full protection and the sustained safety of people and machinery. Employees involved must be thoroughly briefed and trained.

When commissioning the chain, the operators will declare their full acceptance, acknowledging the warnings and safety instructions described below. In the event of damage to personnel or machinery due to failure to adhere to the outlined conditions, neither the manufacturer, the importer nor the dealer can be made responsible.

Before assembly:

  • Read the instruction manual, and all warning and safety instructions and follow all details.

  • During all work on the chain, observe the measurements in this instruction manual.

  • Follow all national or plant-specific safety guidelines.

  • All work, including assembly, disassembly, alterations, and repairs, may only be carried out by trained, qualified personnel.

  • During work, always wear the prescribed safety equipment.

  • Only use original replacement parts during all work.

  • All tools used for assembly and maintenance and as auxiliary tools must be fully functional and have undergone inspection.

  • Before beginning assembly, inform all involved personnel of the assembly process.

  • A sufficiently large and level assembly area must be selected.

  • Before beginning work, clear the assembly area of all sources of danger.

  • Labeling should be used to ensure that the right chain is in the right place for the corresponding tires.

  • Check the tire pressure. Tightening the chain by increasing the air pressure is not permitted.

During Assembly

  • When unloading the chains, sufficient distance must be maintained.

  • When laying out the chain, there is an increased risk of injury due to the lifting of heavy loads.

  • During assembly work on the vehicle, secure the loader bucket against falling.

  • Always maintain a sufficient, safe distance from all moving machines.

  • The supplied assembly devices (lifting chain, S-hooks, clamping lever) are not subject to the specifications of a lifting device.

  • Work with the cutting torch can never be carried out on the tires or in their immediate proximity.

  • Only tighten the chains with the hoist. Tightening with the loader bucket or other non-permitted auxiliary tools constitutes an incalculable risk of injury.

  • During and after assembly, inspect all spaces between the chain and the vehicle. A collision of the chain with vehicle parts can cause significant damage. Observe all clearance regulations.

  • When checking the free spaces, note that full turns of the steering wheel will be made.

  • After assembly, inspect the seat of the chain. The machine should travel a distance (approx. 500m) so that the chain can center. The chain must then be re-tensioned if necessary.

During Operation:

  • The driver must examine the chain before beginning work. Faults that are not corrected before travel commences lead to damage and, in certain circumstances, to the complete failure of the chain.

  • In the event of malfunctions during travel, the chain must be repaired immediately.

  • Inspect the degree of wear at regular intervals. Components below the wear threshold represent a safety risk.

  • Improperly tightened chains wear more quickly; therefore, regularly check the seat of the chain.

  • Document all inspection and maintenance measures in a report. The changing or shortening of the chain can only be carried out by employees with sufficient product knowledge.