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VEHICLE/HEAVY EQUIPMENT PRE-USE INSPECTION CHECKLIST

Use this checklist for the regular inspection of your vehicles to make sure your equipment is in top shape and can handle the toughest jobs. Regular inspections ensure the safety of your workers. You can get projects done on schedule and with peace of mind, knowing your equipment is in good condition.
MaintainX
09/16/2022

VEHICLE/HEAVY EQUIPMENT PRE-USE INSPECTION CHECKLIST

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Use this checklist for the regular inspection of your vehicles to make sure your equipment is in top shape and can handle the toughest jobs. Regular inspections ensure the safety of your workers. You can get projects done on schedule and with peace of mind, knowing your equipment is in good condition.
  • GENERAL EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

  • INCIDENT NAME/NO.

  • RESOURCE ORDER NO

  • CONTRACTOR NAME

  • AGREEMENT NO.

  • EXPIRATION DATE

  • MAKE/MODEL

  • EQUIPMENT TYPE

  • VIN/SERIAL NO.

  • LICENSE NO./STATE

  • Section I—HEAVY EQUIPMENT

  • ROPS, roll-over protection system: Manufacturer-approved system secured to mainframe of tractor. Must include approved seat belts.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Gauges and lights: mounted and function properly

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Battery: check for corrosion, loose terminals, and hold downs.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Engine running: check oil pressure, knocks and leaks

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Sweeps, deflectors, safety screens

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Steering components: tight, free of play

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Brakes: damaged, worn or out of adjustment.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Exhaust system: equipped with a USFS-qualified spark arrester unless turbocharged.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fuel system: free of leaks and damage.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Cooling system: full, free of leaks and damage.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fan and fan belts: check for proper tension. No fraying/cracks.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Engine support, equalizer bar, springs, main springs: check shackle bolts, shifted spring leaf.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Belly plate, radiator guards: securely mounted and free from debris.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Final drive, transmission and differential: check for dripping.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Sprocket and idlers: crack in spokes, sharp sprocket teeth, no welds.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Tracks and rollers: no broken pads, loose rollers, broken flanges.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Dozer and assembly: trunnion bolts missing, cracks.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Rear hitch (drawbar): serviceable, safe.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Body and cab condition: describe dents and damage.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Equipment cleanliness: all areas free of flammable materials, noxious weeds, and invasive species.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • All hydraulic attachments: operate smoothly and all cylinders hold at extension; hose, lines, and pumps have no excessive wear and/or leaks.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Backup or travel alarm (minimum 87 dbl).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Oil level and condition: full and clean.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Section II—attachments/pump/CHAINSAW/OR OTHER (Specify)

  • No missing/broken components, no loose hardware.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Sufficient fluid levels (oil, coolant, etc.)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Cutting bar: straight, chain in good condition.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Cutting teeth: sharp, good repair.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Pump: builds pressure, no water or oil leaks.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Engine starts, idles, and shuts off with switch.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Section III—LIABILITY

  • The purpose of this checklist is to document pre-existing vehicle/equipment condition and to determine suitability for incident use. I hereby acknowledge full responsibility and liability for the operation and mechanical condition of the vehicle/ equipment described herein

  • Operator’s printed name

  • Operator’s signature

    Click here to sign
  • Title

  • Date:

  • Section IV—TRANSPORT OR SUPPORT VEHICLES

  • “DOT” or CVSA inspection in the last 12 months (if required)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Gauges and lights: mounted and function properly.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Seat belts: operate properly for each seating position.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Glass and mirrors, no cracks in vision.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Wipers, washers, and horn operate properly.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Clutch pedal: proper adjustment (if applicable).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Cooling system: full, free of leaks and damage.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fluid levels (e.g. oil) and condition: full and clean.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Battery: check for corrosion, loose terminals and hold downs

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fuel system: free of leaks and damage.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Electrical system: alternator and starter work

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Engine running: check oil pressure, knocks, and leaks.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Transmission: check for leaks

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Steering components: tight, free of play.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Brakes: damaged, worn or out of adjustment.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 4-Wheel drive: check transfer case, leaks (if applicable).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Drive line U-joints: check for looseness.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Suspension systems: springs, shocks, other.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Differential(s): check for leaks.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Exhaust system: no leaks under cab or before turbo.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Frame condition, body/bed properly attached.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Tires/wheels (including spare and all changing equipment) sufficient load rating, tread depth, no major damage.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Body and interior condition: describe and locate damage on back of page 3, Section IV, item 23

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Emergency equipment required. Fire extinguisher_____ Spare fuses_____ Reflectors_____

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Operator(s) properly licensed. † Expiration Date

  • State

  • License No

  • Class

  • Endorsement

  • Med. Cert. Expiration Date

  • RELEASE

  • MILES/HRS

  • DATE

  • TIME

  • Operator’s printed name

  • Title

  • Operator’s signature

    Click here to sign
  • Inspector’s printed name

  • Date

  • Title

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