Make sure that all clamps, guards and
heat shields are installed correctly to
prevent vibration or excessive heat during
Shields, which protect hot exhaust
components from oil or fuel spray in the
event of a line, tube or seal failure, must
be installed correctly.
Accumulated grease and oil on a vehicle
is a fire hazard. Remove this debris with
steam cleaning or high pressure water at
least every 1000 service hours or anytime a
significant quantity of oil is spilled on the
Have jobsite fuel tanks protected by an
embankment, or steel post, so tanks are
not struck by equipment when fueling.
This is particularly important to help
prevent fires and engine and hydraulic
Clean and tighten all electrical
connections. Check daily for loose or frayed
electrical wires. Have ail loose or frayed
electrical wires tightened, repaired or
replaced before operating the vehicle.
Inspect the driveline and the brakes daily
for accumulated debris. Clean out all debris.
Park the vehicle in a cleared area and a
safe distance from other equipment.
Inspect the engine compartment for any
debris. Clean out the engine compartment,
the radiator and any accumulated debris