Comprehensive maintenance of your wheel loader is the best way to protect the value of your investment while reducing downtime on the jobsite. Follow the checklist below to get your wheel loader ready for a season of hard work after months of cold winter storage. Keep in mind that your Operator’s Manual is the best source to find service and maintenance information for your specific wheel loader.
- Check all fluid levels and top off as needed, including:
a. Hydraulic Oil
b. Engine Oil
c. Final Drives
d. Swing Drive
f. DEF (if applicable)
Be sure to report unusually low fluid levels to a mechanic for additional diagnosis.
- Perform filter and fluid changes needed. Filter and fluid changes should be determined by hours on the wheel loader and/or the time it has been since last service.
- DEF filter should be serviced if applicable.
- Check cab air filters and clean or replace as needed.
- Check batteries charge level and clean connections on the battery terminals.
- Check cab and all wheel loader compartments for animal or weather damage. Determine the extent of any damage relative to any fire risk or operational issues.
- Start engine, bring it up to temperature and operate all functions. Verify that all electrical systems on the wheel loader are operating properly.
- Verify all safety systems are operating properly.
- Inspect for leaks of any fluids.
- Check the fan belt and fan for wear.
- Grease the wheel loader (See your Operator’s Manual)
- Inspect the cutting edge of the bucket and repair as necessary. Check pins for excessive wear.
- Inspect tires for condition and wear.
- Following all maintenance, be sure to update your Machine Maintenance Log. If you need a Maintenance Log, please contact RTL Equipment.
Please contact RTL Equipment for all your wheel loader maintenance, service, and parts needs.