Hydraulic Reservoir and Filter. Check hydraulic fluid quantity level gauge and check
filter condition indicator. Check breather for cleanliness and security. If necessary,
add hydraulic oil until oil appears half-way up in the sight gauge. Refer to PMCS in
Hook Block. Visually inspect for nicks, gouges, cracks, and evidence of any other
damage. Replace a hook containing cracks or showing evidence of excessive
deformation of the hook opening (including twist). Be sure the safety latch is free
Fire Extinguisher. Check the charge indicator dials on both fire extinguishers to
ensure the pointer is in the green zone.
Windshield Washer Fluid. Check that the windshield washer fluid bottle is full. The
bottle is located behind the seat in the carrier cab and under the seat in the
Engine Oil. Check oil level in the crankcase; fill the FULL mark on the dipstick. Do
Engine Coolant. Check coolant level in the radiator by inspecting the coolant
recovery bottle level located in the engine compartment; fill to proper level. Do not
overfill. Check cap for security. Refer to PMCS in Section 5.
Fan Belt and Fan. Inspect fan belt for cracks or fraying. Inspect fan for cracks.
Check transmission oil level; fill if required.
Refer to PMCS in
Air Cleaner. Check the air restriction indicator for an extended red flag evident
when there is a dirty air cleaner. Check filter and tubing for security. Refer to PMCS
Muffler and Pipes. Inspect the exhaust system for corrosion, damage, and loose
Wire Rope. Inspect wire rope in accordance with PMCS in Section 5. Sheaves,
guards, guides, drums, flanges, and any other surfaces that come in contact with
the rope should be inspected for any condition that could cause possible damage to
Place battery disconnect switch in on position.
Horns, Signals, and Lights. Check all signal and running lights for proper operation.
Replace burned out lamps with those of the same number, or equivalent. Ensure
both backups alarms and steering wheel horns are operable. Also ensure that
boom swing button on superstructure cab seat arm rest sounds the horn when
button is depressed.