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Safety & Maintenance Checklist: Hydraulic 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 (Excessive Wear or Damage, Cracks)
  • Bucket Cylinder & Linkage (Excessive Wear, Damage, Leaks, Lubricate)
  • Stick, Cylinder (Wear, Damage, Leaks, Lubricate)
  • Boom, Cylinders (Wear, Damage, Leaks, Lubricate)
  • Underneath Machine (Final Drive Leaks, Swing Drive Leaks, Damage)
  • Carbody (Cracks, Damage)
  • Undercarriage (Wear, Damage, Tension)
  • Steps And Handholds (Condition And Cleanliness)
  • Batteries & Hold Downs (Cleanliness, Loose Bolts & Nuts)
  • Windshield Wipers & Washers (Wear, Damage, Fluid Level)
  • Fire Extinguisher (Charge, Damage)
  • Engine Coolant (Fluid Level)
  • Primary/Secondary Fuel Filters (Leaks, Drain Water Separator)
  • Air Filter (Restriction Indicator)
  • Hydraulic Oil Tank (Fluid Level, Damage, Leaks)
  • Hydraulic Oil Filter (Leaks)
  • Radiator (Fin Blockage, Leaks)
  • Hydraulic Oil Cooler (Fin Blockage, Leaks)
  • AC Condenser (Fin Blockage, Leaks)
  • Lights and Mirrors (Damage)
  • Engine Oil Filter (Leaks)
  • Hydraulic Oil Filter (Leaks)
  • Overall Machine (Loose/Missing Nuts, Bolts, Loose Guards, Cleanliness)

Engine Compartment

  • Engine Oil (Fluid Level)
  • Swing Gear Oil (Fluid Level, Leaks)
  • Swing Drive Pinion Grease (Water)
  • Fuel Tank (Fuel Level, Damage, Leaks)
  • All Hoses (Cracks, Wear Spots, Leaks)
  • All Belts (Tightness, Wear, Cracks)
  • Overall Engine Compartment (Trash Or Dirt Buildup, Leaks)

Inside The Cab

  • Seat (Adjustment)
  • Seat Belt & Mounting (Damage, Wear, Adjustment, Age)
  • Horn, Travel Alarm, Lights (Proper Function)
  • Indicators (Proper Function)
  • Monitor Panel (Proper Function)
  • Switches (Proper Function)
  • Travel Controls (Correct Operation)
  • Mirrors (Adjustment)
  • Heating and Cooling System (Proper Function)
  • ROPS (Damage, Loose Mounting Bolts)
  • Overall Cab Interior (Cleanliness)