General daily machine checks
These are points that you should check every day when starting up your machinery:
- If it is a brand new product, perform the daily start-up routine and make sure you got an introduction from your dealer.
- Add fresh grease to all grease nipples around your machine.
- Check that pins, axles, shafts are locked and in working order.
- Visually look around your machine for damages that can be critical for operating safety. Repair them before use.
- Look for oil leaks from hoses, couplings, cylinders or valves and repair them before use.
- Check lights and their functionality.
General monthly machine checks
- Check the oil levels in turn house and tank if applicable.
- Check that bolts and nuts are securely tightened.
- Check the wheel nuts and adjust air pressure in the tires
- If the trailer is equipped with brakes, test that they apply when breaking.
- Confirm that hydraulic functions are stopping when function is released and stay in their position when then function is in neutral.
- Run all hydraulic functions to their endpoint to oil the cylinders stroke length.
- Wash the machine and inspect it afterwards. Make sure to grease functions after washing.
- If the machine is not planned for use the coming month, grease or spray cylinder piston with oil that are exposed for rain and humidity.
General yearly machine checks
- Change oil in the turnhouse and gear house when applicable
- Perform a thorough check of bushings, glide plastics, shafts, draw eyelets and other wear parts. Replace when required.
- Look for damages on steel structures, welding seems and rims.
- Clean valves and other parts that have collected dirt, mud or grease that prevent from easy visual inspection.
- Inspect the brakes pads if applicable.
- Inspect grapple link, dampers, and 4WD gas springs to assure proper functionality.