Attaching: Inspect the lifing eye before installing to be sure it is not bent, cracked, or corroded. Always replace a damaged lifting eye prior to lifting. Attach the lifting eye and tighten to 26 +/- 2 lb-ft (35+/-3N.m). Refer to the RP12000 E Owners Manual for more information.
Lifting: Ensure that your lifting device is rated for lifting at least 426 lbs (194 Kgs.). Inspect the lifting device before each use to ensure it is functioning properly and that its cable/rope is not compromised. Always use a lifting device as intended by its manufacturer and never use a malfunctioning or damaged lifting device. If you are uncertain about operating and inspecting the lifting device, seek an experienced, qualified operator.
Safety: Always lift from a flat, horizontal surface and from directly above the portable generator. Do not lift the portable generator from an angle. Exercise extreme caution at all times, especially when the portable generator is suspended. Be aware that the lifting device cable/rope could snap so you should stand as far from the lifting device as possible and do not stand or pass directly under or within a ten foot (3.05 meter) radius of a suspended portable generator. Beware of a swinging load. Manage a swinging load by using a guide or tether line - do not attempt to stop it with your body. Always wear proper clothing and personal protective equipment when lifting a portable generator, including, but not limited to, protection for the head, eyes, hands, skin, back, and feet.