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Heavy Equipment Daily Pre-Operation Checks

Use this pre-operation procedure checklist to help you reduce maintenance costs and the burden on the maintenance department. That's because equipment inspections, when done regularly and properly, ensures the longevity of your heavy equipment.
MaintainX
07/21/2022

Heavy Equipment Daily Pre-Operation Checks

Use this pre-operation procedure checklist to help you reduce maintenance costs and the burden on the maintenance department. That's because equipment inspections, when done regularly and properly, ensures the longevity of your heavy equipment.

    Operators should note any issues as soon as they are noticed so they can be addressed in a timely manner.

    Pre-start checks (walk around)

    Before you start the heavy equipment, perform these checks:

  • Parking: Is the piece of equipment parked in a safe space?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hazards: Are there any tripping hazards? Are there any overhead hazards?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Damaged/worn/loose parts: Inspect the overall condition.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Leaks: Look under the equipment for any wet spots.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fluid analysis: Check engine oil fluid levels, power steering fluid levels, windshield washer fluid.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Undercarriage: Look for worn or missing bogies or rollers, track tension, and overall condition on excavators.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Check tires: Look for low or sagging tires, cuts to cord depth, damage, and general wear.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Valve stems: Are caps present and securely screwed?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Steering: Check for excessive play.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Belts: Check for cracks, fraying, or splits.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hoses: Check for pinched, cracked, or loose hoses.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Suspension system: Does the equipment bounce or vibrate when it’s in motion? Listen for any irregular noises when going over bumps or turning the wheel.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Battery: If accessible, inspect cables, clamps, and connections. Are any loose? Is there any corrosion?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Cab condition: Check glass, mirrors, wiper blades, horn, and seat belts.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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