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Safety & Maintenance Checklist: Front Shovel Excavators

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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

  • Bucket, GET (Wear, Damage, Cracks, Retainer)
  • Bucket Cylinder & Linkage (Excessive Wear, Damage, Leaks)
  • Stick (Damage, Cracks)
  • Boom, Cylinders (Wear, Damage, Leaks)
  • Underneath Machine (Final Drive Leaks, Damage; Swivel Gears, Loose Bolts)
  • Car Body (Cracks, Damage)
  • Undercarriage (Wear, Damage, Tension (with machine running))
  • Steps, Handholds, Walkways (Condition And Cleanliness)
  • Lights (Damage, Cleanliness, Direction)
  • Overall Machine (Loose Or Missing Nuts & Bolts, Loose Guards, Cleanliness)

On The Machine

  • Windshield Wipers & Washers (Wear, Damage, Fluid Level)
  • Engine Coolant (Fluid Level)
  • Radiator (Fin Blockage, Leaks)
  • Hydraulic Oil Cooler (Debris, leaks)
  • Hydraulic Oil Tank (Fluid Level, Damage, Leaks)
  • Swing Drives (Fluid Level)
  • Pump Drive (Fluid Level)
  • Fuel Tank (Fuel Level, Damage, Leaks)
  • Fire Extinguisher (Charge, Damage)
  • Emergency Ladders (2) (Damage, Debris, Test Function)
  • Mirrors (Damage)

Engine Compartment

  • Swing Gear Oil Level (Fluid Level)
  • Engine Oil (Fluid Level)
  • All Hoses (Cracks, Wear Spots, Leaks)
  • All Belts (Tightness, Wear, Cracks)
  • Batteries & Hold Downs (Cleanliness, Loose Bolts & Nuts)
  • Air Filter (Restriction Indicator)
  • Overall Engine Compartment (Trash Or Dirt Buildup, Leaks)

Inside The Cab

  • Seat (Adjustment)
  • Seat Belt & Mounting (Damage, Wear, Adjustment)
  • Horn, backup alarm, lights (Proper Function)
  • Overall Cab Interior (Cleanliness)