For maximum service life of the machine, make a thorough walk-around inspection before you mount the machine.
Look around the machine and under the machine. Inspect the condition of all major components. Check all grease fittings. Look for the following discrepancies:
- loose bolts
- trash buildup
- oil, coolant, or fuel leaks
- broken parts or worn parts
- cracks in the frames
Remove any trash and any debris. Report any abnormalities to the shop. Make any necessary repairs before you operate the machine.
Note: If the machine has not been operated for more than 48 hours, qualified personnel should complete a service inspection before you operate the machine.
Reference: Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Service Inspection" for further information.
Inspection points for the walk-around inspection
(A) Left steering cylinder
(C) Left front tire
(D) Front lights
(E) Bucket and linkage
(F) Right front tire
(G) Right steering cylinder
(H) Steering frame lock
(I) Hydraulic tank
(J) Right rear tire
(K) Window washer reservoirs
(L) Power train
(N) Automatic lubrication reservoir
(O) Fuel tank
(P) Ground level controls
(R) Rear lights
(S) Air cleaner
(T) Left rear tire
(A) Inspect the left steering cylinder. Look for leaks, cracking, or marks on the chrome. Inspect the articulating hitch.
(B) Inspect front frame (1) and rear frame (2). Check for cracks or damage.
(C) Inspect the left front tire. Check the tire inflation. Make sure that you check the inside of the tire for damage or for wear. Inspect the tire treads for damage. Remove large rocks from the treads. Check the wheel for bolts that are loose or missing.
Note: Rust behind a bolt may indicate that the bolt is loose. Shiny metal areas around a bolt may indicate that the bolt is loose.
(D) Inspect the front operating lights for damage.
(E) Inspect the bucket and linkage for damage or for excessive wear.
(F) Repeat procedure (C) for the right front tire.
(G) Repeat procedure (A) for the right steering cylinder.
(H) Check that the steering frame lock is not installed. The machine will not steer if the steering frame lock is installed.
(I) Inspect the hydraulic tank. Check the oil level in the hydraulic tank in sight gauge (3). Inspect the tank for leaks or for damage. Make sure that the filler cap is installed.
(J) Repeat procedure (C) for the right rear tire.
(K) Check the level in the window washer fluid reservoirs.
(L) Inspect the power train. Use dipstick (4) to check the oil level in the transmission. Check for leaks from the torque converter and from the transmission.
(M) Inspect the engine. Use dipstick (5) to check the oil level in the sump of the engine. Check for oil leaks and coolant leaks.
(N) Inspect automatic lubricant reservoir (6) for leaks.
(O) Inspect the fuel tank. Make sure that the filler cap is installed correctly. Look for any leaks or damage to the fuel tank.
(P) Inspect the ground level controls. Make sure that the engine shutdown switch and the battery disconnect switch are in the ON position.
(Q) Check the coolant level in the radiator sight gauge. Inspect the radiator. Check for leaks. Remove any debris that could block the air flow.
(R) Inspect the rear lights for damage.
(S) Inspect air cleaner (7). Remove debris that may obstruct the air cleaner.
(T) Repeat procedure (C) for the left rear tire.
(U) Make sure that all of the windows are clean. Make sure that the operators vision is not impaired by dust, mud, or other foreign materials.
Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Service Inspection" for further information.