Manitou Vertical Boom Daily Check

Manitou Vertical Boom Daily Check Guide

Through maintaining your Manitou Vertical Boom you can considerably extend the life of your machine. One of the best ways to do this is by completing daily checks. Watch Locators’ video guide below to see our very own specialist Steve show you how you can ensure your Manitou 100 VJR looks and works the way it should for maximum efficiency.

If you do have any questions regarding Manitou checks please do not hesitate to call one of our friendly team members on 01202 854 200.

00:00 - Introduction
Welcome to this Locators video on daily checks. Today we’re focusing on access equipment and this is the Manitou 100 VJR. A vertical lift platform with a short jib. What do we want to do – first of all – when we check the machine daily? A general inspection is a good idea. To make sure that there’s no obvious defects. We can start with the tyres to make sure there’s no chunks taken out of them. You can obviously look at the basket, make sure there’s no cracks in the frame – in the subframe – or any damage that would prevent the structural integrity of the basket and the safety of the operator.
00:32 - Battery Fluid Levels
The first actual check is the battery fluid levels. Where you can find the battery underneath the bonnet here *opens bonnet*. A big wet cell. Clearly, if we take – if we open the cell, we need to wear hand and eye protection. However, what we will be looking to do? Check that the water is up to the top of the filter. Not at the top of the cell. Top it up with distilled water – and that’s it.
00:56 - Battery Charge
Next, we would want to check the battery charge. You will find the battery charge indicator on the side panel – or on the side of the control panel. The easiest way to find that is just to close this up *closes bonnet* and you can clearly see it and when you turn it on it will tell you as well how much charge you have. You want as much charge as you will need to carry out the work. However, it’s a good idea to charge this on a daily basis to ensure you have got the maximum that you require.
01:16 - Hydraulic Oil
The next check will be the hydraulic oil level. And we can find the hydraulic oil tank underneath this bonnet *indicates to the left-side bonnet before opening it*. Swing it out. We can lift off if necessary. However, just to check the oil – we don’t actually have to because we can see the minimum and the maximum marks from here.
01:32 - Platform Controls
Continuing on, once we’ve obviously done the general inspection, the battery fluid levels and the hydraulic oil level, we need to check the platform controls. That not only controls on the ground but also controls in the basket. Firstly, let’s check the controls on the ground *inserts key*. Obviously, key in the correct position – to ensure you can operate it – press the dead man – that controls the function – and then actually check the function itself *checks lift function*. From there, we would need to switch over to the basket *rotates keys to the basket function*. So then we can go and check the controls in the basket and ensure the platform is safe to work in.
02:15 - Basket Controls
Once we’ve checked the controls on the ground from the rescue err – the rescue control panel – we need to check the controls in the basket itself. To check the controls, you don’t need to wear a harness. However, if your individual risk assessment determines that you do, please wear one. What we will be doing – again – press the deadman to activate the function – do the function *checks lift function*. All working.
02:57 - Emergency Stop
One important control that we haven’t mentioned yet is the emergency stop button. One can be found in the base here *indicates to a big red button* one can be found in the cage *indicates to a similar button*. It’s very important that they work in the event that the operator – umm – getting into trouble. So *smacks button* clearly that works. The other thing we need to check – if fitted – is secondary guarding or anti-crush. Unfortunately, this machine isn’t fitted with it so we can’t show you. However, you would need to go through the standard procedure, of the use of that – just to check that works as well.
03:29 - Manual Pump
We mentioned that we need to check the ground controls in the event of needing to rescue the operator; but also, we may need to use the manual pump in the event of a battery failure. So that can be found *opens bonnet* underneath the bonnet. On this side here *indicates to the left-hand side* with the handle here *indicates to the centre*, the procedure is laid out in the sticker as it is in the operator manual.
03:57 - Weekly Maintenance
When it comes to weekly maintenance, the obvious thing is the wheel nuts. It does say weekly in the operators’ manual, however, it is a sort of unwritten rule that you check these daily. So all of this information can be found in the operators’ manual, which is stored in this watertight container here *indicates to container within the basket*. So, in the event of any problems, always refer to the operators’ manual.
04:19 - Thanks for Watching
Thank you for watching. If you have any questions, please refer to the operator’s manual for the machine or contact us at Locators.
00:00 - Introduction

Welcome to this Locators video on daily checks. Today we’re focusing on access equipment and this is the Manitou 100 VJR. A vertical lift platform with a short jib. What do we want to do – first of all – when we check the machine daily? A general inspection is a good idea. To make sure that there’s no obvious defects. We can start with the tyres to make sure there’s no chunks taken out of them. You can obviously look at the basket, make sure there’s no cracks in the frame – in the subframe – or any damage that would prevent the structural integrity of the basket and the safety of the operator.
00:32 - Battery Fluid Levels

The first actual check is the battery fluid levels. Where you can find the battery underneath the bonnet here *opens bonnet*. A big wet cell. Clearly, if we take – if we open the cell, we need to wear hand and eye protection. However, what we will be looking to do? Check that the water is up to the top of the filter. Not at the top of the cell. Top it up with distilled water – and that’s it.
00:56 - Battery Charge

Next, we would want to check the battery charge. You will find the battery charge indicator on the side panel – or on the side of the control panel. The easiest way to find that is just to close this up *closes bonnet* and you can clearly see it and when you turn it on it will tell you as well how much charge you have. You want as much charge as you will need to carry out the work. However, it’s a good idea to charge this on a daily basis to ensure you have got the maximum that you require.
01:16 - Hydraulic Oil

The next check will be the hydraulic oil level. And we can find the hydraulic oil tank underneath this bonnet *indicates to the left-side bonnet before opening it*. Swing it out. We can lift off if necessary. However, just to check the oil – we don’t actually have to because we can see the minimum and the maximum marks from here.
01:32 - Platform Controls

Continuing on, once we’ve obviously done the general inspection, the battery fluid levels and the hydraulic oil level, we need to check the platform controls. That not only controls on the ground but also controls in the basket. Firstly, let’s check the controls on the ground *inserts key*. Obviously, key in the correct position – to ensure you can operate it – press the dead man – that controls the function – and then actually check the function itself *checks lift function*. From there, we would need to switch over to the basket *rotates keys to the basket function*. So then we can go and check the controls in the basket and ensure the platform is safe to work in.
02:15 - Basket Controls

Once we’ve checked the controls on the ground from the rescue err – the rescue control panel – we need to check the controls in the basket itself. To check the controls, you don’t need to wear a harness. However, if your individual risk assessment determines that you do, please wear one. What we will be doing – again – press the deadman to activate the function – do the function *checks lift function*. All working.
02:57 - Emergency Stop

One important control that we haven’t mentioned yet is the emergency stop button. One can be found in the base here *indicates to a big red button* one can be found in the cage *indicates to a similar button*. It’s very important that they work in the event that the operator – umm – getting into trouble. So *smacks button* clearly that works. The other thing we need to check – if fitted – is secondary guarding or anti-crush. Unfortunately, this machine isn’t fitted with it so we can’t show you. However, you would need to go through the standard procedure, of the use of that – just to check that works as well.
03:29 - Manual Pump

We mentioned that we need to check the ground controls in the event of needing to rescue the operator; but also, we may need to use the manual pump in the event of a battery failure. So that can be found *opens bonnet* underneath the bonnet. On this side here *indicates to the left-hand side* with the handle here *indicates to the centre*, the procedure is laid out in the sticker as it is in the operator manual.
03:57 - Weekly Maintenance

When it comes to weekly maintenance, the obvious thing is the wheel nuts. It does say weekly in the operators’ manual, however, it is a sort of unwritten rule that you check these daily. So all of this information can be found in the operators’ manual, which is stored in this watertight container here *indicates to container within the basket*. So, in the event of any problems, always refer to the operators’ manual.
04:19 - Thanks for Watching

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