Preventive maintenance is the easiest and least expensive
The preventive maintenance check sheet is not in-
type of maintenance. It permits the Maintenance Depart-
tended to be all inclusive. Every attempt was made to
ment to do the work at a convenient time.
include all major check points on the check sheet, If
the operator, or maintenance personnel, feel that ad-
ditional items, peculiar to their operation, should be
The actual operating environment of the machine governs
included in preventive maintenance, the items should
the maintenance schedule. The suggested check sheet on
be added to the check sheet.
the following page indicates the areas of the machine to be
checked and the intervals at which they should be checked.
USING THE SUGGESTED SCHEDULE CHECK SHEET
The maintenance schedule check sheet is designed as a
preventive maintenance guide, until adequate experience
The following check sheet is based on average oper-
is obtained to establish a schedule to meet a specific oper-
ating conditions. The type of work being done, size of
loads, and ground and weather conditions are all
factors which must be considered when establishing
Following the check sheet are detailed procedures, grouped
a maintenance schedule for the machine. The sug-
in check intervals, describing the procedure that should be
gested schedule basis is given for hours of operation
used to perform the check sheet operation.
and calendar intervals.
The check sheet shown can be reproduced by any printer to
Any change in the established maintenance schedule
obtain additional copies of the check sheet. The mainte-
should be preceded by a complete reanalysis of the ma-
nance person making each check can then indicate on the
chine operation. Carefully study previous maintenance
sheet that the required check has been completed. When a
check sheets and records before making any changes in, or
check has been completed, the machine will be ready for
extending, the check intervals.
additional service until the next check is due.