Read the instructions carefully
Manufacturers’ rating of load and stroke are maximum safe limits. Good practice promotes & ensures using only 80% of these ratings.
Place the entire Jack / Cylinder base on a level, flat and solid surface. Use cylinder base wherever required, for more stability.
Never place any part of your body under the load. In case of absolute necessity, ensure solid & secure mechanical support before moving under it.
Optimize the supporting area of the load. The entire Jack / Cylinder saddle / top of plunger must be in contact with the load. The saddle distributes the load evenly on the plunger. In case of tilting saddles, refer to OEW for instructions for correct use
Do not expose any equipment to intense heat / open fire or to temperatures above 65oC (150oF).
Do all the maintenance operations when equipment is at rest position.
Do not exceed nominal rating of load/stroke.Use a gauge to check pressure. Make sure that factory settings of relief valves are not changed.
Do not use any tool to operate manual commands. Do not use handle extenders specially for hand pumps.
Clean and protect equipment after use, always protect threads of all hydraulic equipment. Take proper care of components to provide safe operation.
Clean couplers before connecting, use dust caps when hose / coupler parts are not connected.
Prevent hoses from sharp bending / kinks / drops on them and keep them away from all the area under load. Avoid lifting Cylinders / Hand Pumps by hoses. Do not drive over hoses.