Equipment Inspections from Warren CAT
Keeping up with your Cat® equipment maintenance is key to ensuring its long-term reliability, performance and value. Regular preventative maintenance helps you mitigate equipment problems and catch potential issues before they impact performance or cause serious damage.
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At Warren CAT, we follow the standard Caterpillar® inspection protocols for all of your Cat equipment, and we recommend you do the same. This means nothing will be overlooked and you can easily see if anything has changed from one inspection to the next. Using a systematic approach is how our service experts guarantee consistent, reliable equipment inspections and can plan the necessary maintenance and repairs to keep your equipment running properly.
Cat Inspect Mobile App
Caterpillar has developed the Cat Inspect mobile app for customers to be able to walk through the steps of a Cat equipment inspection and track changes, add notes and create reports. Learn more about the Cat Inspect mobile app, available for Apple iOS and Google Android.
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.
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 under hood components that could cause equipment failure
- Seatbelts, lights, horns, windows or other safety and visibility-related features
The checklist is also handy for training new operators and technicians so everyone is performing the same type of inspection, every time.