Prepare your loader for the following day’s work. Hose down any dirt and debris that’s noticeable and could build on the machine. After cleaning, fill the gas tank. Doing so minimizes water condensation within the engine.
Using a grease gun, grease all your mechanical joints. “Greasing is essential for linkage points and pins on the loader, especially the front frame and bucket,” says Drzewiecki. “If the loader has an automatic greasing system, the grease reservoir needs to be checked daily to avoid air entering into grease circuits.” Mark these spots on your machine to speed up the process.
When the daily preventive maintenance checks lead to cleaning, repairing, or replacing imperative parts on the wheel loader, Drzewiecki recommends taking the machine to a certified technician who has undergone appropriate training to ensure maximum uptime and machine availability. AM
This article courtesy of Volvo Construction Equipment.
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