Never bend the eyebolts and the brackets. Only load the eyebolts and the brackets under tension. Remember that the capacity of an eyebolt is less as the angle between the supporting members and the object becomes less than 90 degrees.
When it is necessary to remove a component at an angle, only use a link bracket that is properly rated for the weight.
Use a hoist to remove heavy components. Use an adjustable lifting beam to lift the engine. All supporting members (chains and cables) should be parallel to each other. The chains and cables should be perpendicular to the top of the object that is being lifted.
Some removals require lifting fixtures in order to obtain proper balance. Lifting fixtures also help to provide safety.
Lifting eyes are designed and installed for the specific engine arrangement. Alterations to the lifting eyes and/or the engine make the lifting eyes and the lifting fixtures obsolete. If alterations are made, ensure that proper lifting devices are provided. Consult your AVSpare dealer for information regarding fixtures for proper engine lifting.
Do NOT use the engine lifting eyes or the generator lifting eyes to lift the entire package. Lifting points (3) have been provided on the base rails of the generator set for lifting the entire package. However, lifting the engine and the generator together requires special equipment and procedures. Consult your AVSpare dealer for information regarding fixtures for proper lifting of your complete package.
To remove the engine ONLY, use lifting eyes (2) that are on the engine.
To remove the generator ONLY, use lifting eyes (1) that are on the generator.