Equipment Inspections
Equipment Inspections

Equipment Inspections from Warren CAT

equipment-inspectionStaying on top of your Cat® equipment maintenance is the key to ensuring long-term value and reliability. Regular preventative maintenance means you can avoid equipment problems and catch potential issues before they happen.

At Warren CAT, we follow the standard Cat inspection list for all of your Cat equipment, and suggest you do the same. It means nothing gets overlooked and you can easily see if anything has changed from one inspection to the next.

To ensure you never miss anything, following a standard inspection checklist is the smart way to go. Don’t leave anything up to chance or risk forgetting to look at an important safety or performance element. Using a systematic approach is how our experts here at Warren CAT guarantee consistent and reliable equipment inspection and can plan the necessary maintenance and repairs to keep your equipment running properly.

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Download the Cat Inspect App

To make your job even easier, Cat offers a handy Cat Inspect application available for download on a smartphone or tablet. It walks you through the steps of Cat equipment inspection and allows you to track changes, add notes and create reports.

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Simplifying Equipment Inspections

Every piece of Cat equipment has a unique set of systems, parts and features that require individual attention. Instead of creating one “catch-all” inspection checklist, Cat has devised a unique checklist that caters to the specifics of each machine. This allows you to be thorough as you inspect your equipment and ensure you verify every critical feature, including some that you might not consider or remember to check on a regular basis.

For example, the Cat inspection checklist for their Backhoe Loaders includes 60 points of inspection. Divided into four groups, they cover all areas of the loader and explain how to go about performing the various inspections: From The Ground, On The Machine, Engine Compartment and Inside The Cab. Thanks to the clear, straightforward descriptions on the checklist, it’s fast and easy to perform equipment inspections before every use and to be sure that your Cat equipment is ready for whatever tasks you have to accomplish.

As with all equipment, doing regular inspections of major functions and components only takes a few minutes, but means you can quickly see if anything needs attention. Some examples of points to check include:

  • Damage and cracks to the frame, cab, steps or other frame and body components
  • Fluid levels and absence of leaks for hydraulic fluid, engine oil, radiator coolant, etc.
  • The state of linkages, pivot points, PTOs and other moving components that could come loose
  • Hoses, belts, wiring and other underhood components that could cause equipment failure
  • Seatbelts, lights, horns, windows or other safety and visibility-related features

Once you’ve gone through the Cat equipment inspection checklist a few times, it becomes second nature. You know where to look and what to look out for. The checklist is also handy for training new operators and technicians so everyone is performing the same type of inspection, every time.

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When you take the time to perform regular inspections, you’re saving time and hassle later on, thanks to the ability to plan necessary preventative and corrective maintenance. Follow the link to download the Cat Inspect App or contact us if you have any questions concerning the inspection of your Cat equipment.

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