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Safety & Maintenance Checklist: Articulated Trucks

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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

From The Ground

  • Overall Machine (Loose Or Missing Nuts & Bolts, Loose Guards, Cleanliness)
  • Lights (Broken lamps, lenses, operation)
  • Grab Irons, Steps, Handholds (Condition And Cleanliness)
  • Brakes, Suspension (Leaks, Damage, Wear)
  • Tires, rims, hub, stem caps (Inflation, Leaks, Damage, Wear)
  • Underneath Machine (Leaks, Damage, People Working)
  • Steering hydraulic system (Leaks, worn hoses, damaged lines)
  • Body (Damage, wear, distortion)
  • Fuel tank, hydraulic tank (Level, Leaks)
  • Transmission Oil level (Fluid level)
  • Suspension Cylinders (Leaks, Measure cylinder height)
  • Frame & Hoist Cylinders (Cracks, Leaks, Damage, Wear)
  • All Axles (Leaks, Damage, Wear)
  • Welds, castings; mounting bolts and pads (Cracks; damaged bolts or pads)

Engine Compartment

  • Engine Oil (Fluid Level)
  • Engine Coolant (Fluid Level)
  • All Hoses (Cracks, Wear Spots, Leaks)
  • All Belts (Tightness, Wear, Cracks)
  • Overall Engine Compartment (Trash Or Dirt Buildup, Leaks)
  • Radiator (Debris, Damage, Leaks)

On The Machine, Outside The Cab

  • Battery Compartment (Connections, Fluid level)
  • Fire Extinguisher (Charge, Damage)
  • Windshield Wipers & Washers (Wear, Damage, Fluid Level)
  • Air Filter (Restriction Indicator)

Inside The Cab

  • Gauges, lights, switches (Damage, operation)
  • Seat (Adjustment, Brake Travel)
  • Seat Belt, Buckle & Mounting (Damage, Wear, Adjustment)
  • Horn, backup alarm, lights (Proper Function)
  • Windows and Mirrors (Condition, clean, adjust)
  • ROPS (Damage)
  • Overall Cab Interior (Cleanliness)