The Ground Bearing Pressure Estimator (the “Software”) is solely an aid for users of Manitowoc cranes. The Software does not supersede a specific crane’s Operator’s Manual, any applicable safety manuals, or industry standards and regulations. The calculations produced by the Software are not a substitute for adherence to all load chart requirements and safe crane operating practices and limitations. Always confirm that the load being lifted and the actual crane configuration are approved by the applicable load chart. In addition, the accuracy of the Software’s calculations is entirely dependent upon the user inputting proper data/information. Design of ground support sufficient to withstand anticipated loads is the sole responsibility of the user of the Software and/or the Site Supervisor (see ASME B30.5 5-126.96.36.199.1(e)(3)). Reliance upon inaccurate calculations and/or improper ground support could lead to tipover (and potentially result in death, serious bodily injury, damage to the crane and/or damage to other property). If you have any questions as to whether the data/information you are inputting into the Software is accurate, please contact Manitowoc.*
Although Manitowoc is providing the Software at no charge, any commercial use or distribution of the Software is strictly prohibited. The Software is provided “as-is” without any warranty of any kind, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user assumes any and all risk arising out of use or performance of the Software. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither Manitowoc nor its suppliers or licensors shall be liable for any damages arising out of the use or inability to use the Software. To install and use the Software, you must read and agree to the terms of the Ground Bearing Pressure Estimator License Agreement included with the Software.