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Machine Walk Around & Safety Inspection Tips: Wheel Loaders

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You can conduct this checklist for free on the Checkbuster platform. You can use a lap-top, PC or the free inspection App

Begin Your Walk Around…

  • Check transmission fluid level
  • Look for wear in driveline area
  • Inspect all hoses for wear and leaks
  • Check for loose lug nuts and general wheel condition
  • Look at tires for imbedded stones, foreign material, cuts, overall tread condition, and sidewall condition
  • Check tire pressure and verify correctness before beginning work

Move To the Lift Arms…

  • Inspect pin areas for wear
  • Look for loose or broken greasing tubes
  • Look for loose or leaking lines, fittings or hose clamps
  • Check coupler for wear (if equipped)

Move To the Bucket…

  • Inspect the cutting edge
  • If cutting edge isn’t square with the ground you may have an under inflated tire
  • Inspect the edge for loose, broken or missing parts
  • Look for unusual wear patterns and cracked welds around the bucket
  • Examine the cylinder rod
  • Make sure the tilt cylinder rod isn’t scratched or dented

Move To the Next Wheel…

  • Inspect tire as you did on the other side
  • Check the center articulation area
  • Look at he cab area, check for broken glass or mirrors
  • Move to the next wheel and inspect as you did on the other side

Move To the Engine Compartment…

  • Check for and remove any dirt or debris
  • Checks for any leaks
  • Check the engine dipstick using a white towel
  • If there is any fuel in the oil it will separate from the oil first leaving a “bulls eye” look on the white towel
  • Check fan housing for damage
  • Inspect the radiator
  • Close the engine compartment and move to the last tire for inspection
  • Check under the machine one last time to make sure there isn’t any leaks or problems you may have overlooked

Move To the Operators Station…

  • Be sure to maintain three points of contact as you enter the cab face first
  • Clean, adjust, and inspect external mirrors (if equipped)
  • Check the window glass, mirrors, floor and interior and clean as needed
  • Inspect seat and seatbelt condition, including the mountings
  • Test all indicator lights for proper operation
  • Check the fuel level