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VEHICLE/HEAVY EQUIPMENT PRE-USE INSPECTION CHECKLIST

This Preventive maintenance (PM) inspections checkislists are basic inspections to help provide you an opportunity to detect and repair damage or wear conditions before major components need repairs.
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07/21/2022

VEHICLE/HEAVY EQUIPMENT PRE-USE INSPECTION CHECKLIST

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This Preventive maintenance (PM) inspections checkislists are basic inspections to help provide you an opportunity to detect and repair damage or wear conditions before major components need repairs.
  • GENERAL EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

  • INCIDENT NAME/NO.

  • RESOURCE ORDER NO.

  • CONTRACTOR NAME

  • AGREEMENT NO.

  • EXPIRATION DATE

  • MAKE/MODEL

  • MAKE/MODEL

  • 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, glass.

    • 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. Grouser Height: 1-1/4" min.

    • 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—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

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Spare fuses

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Reflectors

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

  • Expiration Date:

  • State:

  • License No:

  • Class:

  • Endorsement:

  • Med. Cert. Expiration Date:

  • RELEASE

  • No Damage/No Claim

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • MILES/HRS

  • DATE

  • TIME

  • Operator’s printed name

  • Title

  • Operator’s signature

  • Date

  • Inspector’s printed name

  • Title

  • Section IV—REMARKS

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