The CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (30 CFR), 56.14100(a); 56.14100(b); 56.14100(c) &1926.600 detail laws that apply to the following types of earth-moving equipment: scrapers, loaders, crawler or wheel tractors, bulldozers, off-highway trucks, graders, agricultural and industrial tractors, compactors, rubber-tired "skid-steer" and similar equipment. Safety starts before you start your machine! A pre-shift inspection of the machine is critical, it helps you to identify potential problems - before you begin using this machine and its THE LAW!
Will this equipment be in use today?
Equipment Repairs Are Needed?
Specifics for needed repairs:
Does the vehicle have any noticeable damage?
Power steering fluid:
Check for leaks:
Window washer fluid:
Check fluid levels.
Inspect breather caps, breather filters and fill screens:
Check filter indicators and/or pressure differential gauges
Visually inspect all system hoses, pipes, pipe connections for leaks and frays:
Check system temperature via built-in thermometers or hand-held infrared detectors. Normal temperature range for most systems is 110-140ºF.
Visually inspect the inside of the reservoir for signs of aeration:
Listen to the pump for the signs of cavitation. Cavitation occurs when air is released from the hydraulic oil during momentary depressurization at the pump suction and then imploded onto metal surfaces upon discharge. These implosions are extremely destructive to pump surfaces. A cavitating pump will emit a high-pitched whine or scream:
Pins and Bushings:
Operator's Manual on the equipment:
Fire extinguisher is fully charged, mounted and in place (trench rollers are excluded from this requirement):
Are there any rips, tears, or burns in the seat?
Engine air filter:
Cabin air filter:
Windshield wipers and windshield:
Operation of horn, interior lights, exterior lamps, hazard and brake lights:
Air conditioning and heating:
Battery and terminals:
Does the equipment readily come to a complete stop when the brakes are applied?
Have the tracks been cleaned since this equipment was last used?
Check for looseness:
Check for Bent pads:
Checked Lug Nuts:
Is there debris in tires: