Staying in touch with the health and condition of your equipment is critical to getting maximum value and performance from your fleet. An integral part of any effective preventive maintenance program is performing regular inspections of your machines to keep them on the optimal service schedule and catch potential problems before they become more significant and costly.
If you're looking for a partner capable of helping you monitor and manage your fleet, Carolina Cat is the go-to source for information and heavy equipment inspection services in the region.
A Close Look at Cat® Equipment Inspection
Equipment manufactured by Caterpillar® is designed and built to deliver exceptional durability, reliability, and productivity in the most challenging work environments and applications.
To ensure your machines are ready to answer the call, it's necessary to confirm the condition of each set of components, systems, parts, controls and features. At Carolina Cat, we follow official Caterpillar equipment inspection checklists for all different types and model years of equipment. We also offer operator and technician training to teach your staff how to inspect Cat construction equipment properly.
A walk-around safety inspection should be conducted before each shift or after every 10 hours of use. The process involves an array of points divided into various groups, including: From the Ground, On the Machine, Engine Compartment and Inside the Cab. It's necessary to look around the equipment as well as under it for signs of leakage, broken or worn parts, loose bolts and environmental hazards.
Critical elements of a thorough heavy equipment inspection include:
- Checking frames and structures, cabs, steps, and body components for rust, cracks or other signs of damage
- Confirming fluid levels, including engine oil, radiator coolant, hydraulics and transmissions
- Testing tire pressure and tread and inspecting linkages, pivot points and other track and undercarriage parts
- Examining belts, hoses, electrical wiring, connectors, and other concealed components for signs of wear or potential failure
- Verifying safety features such as lights, warning indicators, horns, directionals, mirrors and cameras
- Taking fluid samples at regular intervals to send out for testing and analysis
Construction Equipment Services From Carolina CAT
While Caterpillar provides virtually everything you need to perform construction equipment inspections, there inevitably will be times when you need to consult with a professional service provider. Carolina CAT offers inspection support for Cat and non-Cat equipment at our shop or in the field. Should your machines require additional maintenance or repairs, we provide a vast selection of machine services performed by highly trained technicians.
Learn more about our construction equipment services.
Get in Touch About Equipment Inspections Today
Carolina CAT has been building a proud reputation for offering quality products and services to our customers since 1926. Whether you're looking for a Cat equipment inspection checklist for your machines or you require maintenance or an emergency repair, we're the one-stop shop serving Western North Carolina and the surrounding regions.
Contact us online or give us a call at 800-277-1212 for more information about Cat equipment inspections.