Wheel Loader Care 101
Maintain proper bucket capacity. If the loader is being operated correctly, you should be able to get respectable bucket capacity per material density. Forcing more into the bucket will probably end up with spinning tires, loss of production, and higher fuel consumption.
Load haul trucks to their payload capacity only. Do not overload. We do not want to repair or create additional maintenance on other machines!
If you have long distance travel, keep alert and adhere to site maximum speed.
If possible, have the bucket be slightly wider than the outside of both front tires to minimize damage and ensure longer tire life.
Keep the engine humming
To keep the engine on a wheel loader running smoothly and efficiently, follow these tips:
Check the engine oil levels daily either by dipstick or vehicle diagnostics (if equipped). Check the latest change interval to see if it is time for oil and filter change. Be sure you are using the manufacturer’s recommended oil for the specific machine and the proper viscosity range.
Injectors should be monitored through service diagnostics tools. Hard starting along with black exhaust smoke could indicate injectors failing or having an improper spray pattern.
Check fuel water separator for proper fuel level and drain bottom container. Be sure bottom bowl section has heater installed and plugged in to avoid freezing if equipped on machine.