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Safety & Maintenance Checklist: 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

From The Ground

  • Tires, Wheels, Lug Nuts, Stem Caps (Inflation, Leaks, Damage, Wear)
  • Bucket Cutting Edge, Moldboard (Excessive wear, Damage)
  • Bucket Lift and Tilt Cylinders, Lines, Hoses (Excessive wear, Damage, Leaks)
  • Loader Frame, Arms (Excessive wear, Damage)
  • Underneath Machine (Leaks, Damage)
  • Transmission, Transfer Case (Leaks)
  • Steps and Handholds (Condition, Cleanliness)
  • Fuel Tank (Fuel Level, Damage, Leaks)
  • Differential and Final Drive Oil (Fluid Level)
  • Air Tank (if equipped w/ air brakes) (Drain Moisture)
  • Axles – Final Drives, Differentials, Brakes, Duo-cone Seals (Leaks, Damage, Wear)
  • Hydraulic Tank (Fluid Level, Damage, Leaks)
  • Transmission Oil (Fluid Level)
  • Lights, Front and Rear (Function, Damage to Lens, Housing, or Wiring)
  • Battery Compartment (Cleanliness, Loose Nuts & Bolts)

Engine Compartment

  • Engine Oil (Fluid Level)
  • Engine Coolant (Fluid Level)
  • Radiator (Debris, Damage, Leaks)
  • All Hoses (Cracks, Wear Spots, Leaks)
  • Fuel Filters / Water Separator (Leaks / Drain Water (if equipped)
  • All Belts (Tightness, Wear, Cracks)
  • Air Filter (Restriction Indicator)
  • Overall Engine Compartment (Trash Or Dirt Buildup, Leaks)

On The Machine, Outside The Cab

  • Handholds (Condition and Cleanliness)
  • ROPS (Damage, Loose Mounting Bolts)
  • Fire Extinguisher/System (Charge, Damage)
  • Windshield, Windows (Broken Glass, Cleanliness)
  • Windshield Wipers / Washers (Wear, Damage / Fluid Level)
  • Doors (Open properly, broken glass)

Inside The Cab

  • Seat (Adjustment-Height, Weight, Able to Reach Pedals)
  • Seat Belt & Mounting (Damage, Wear, Adjustment, Age)
  • Horn, backup alarm, lights (Proper Function)
  • Mirrors (Damage, Adjust for Best Visibility)
  • Cab Air Filter (Dirt, Dust)
  • Gauges, Indicators, Switches, Controls (Damage, function)
  • Overall Cab Interior (Cleanliness)