To insure that the auger is ready for operation, it should be systematically inspected before starting on a job and
again after a job is completed. In addition, the operator should always be on the alert during operation in order to
detect any trouble which might occur. Any trouble discovered during operations should be noted by the operator
for correction at the earliest possible time. The operator should STOP the digging operation immediately if a
defect is discovered which could result in damage to the auger if operation was continued.
AUGER INSPECTION DAILY USE
Before placing the auger into service, make the following inspection:
Make a thorough, visual inspection of the auger and see that it is in good general working condition. Look
for loose, missing or damaged parts.
Check fuel systems, examine each tank and make sure there are no loose hose or line connections and all
caps are on tight. Check tanks for physical damage that could cause leakage.
Check exhaust system for cracks, breaks, loose or missing clamps or caps.
Check the intake system. Inspect air cleaner and air cleaner hose for air leaks.
Check all electrical wiring for cracks, breaks or other signs of damage. Check for loose connections and
signs of scorching which could indicate overheating or short circuits.
Check electric alternator. Make sure it is securely fastened and look for cracks, breaks, or other physical
damage. Check for proper belt tension.
Check hydraulic oil reservoir for breaks, bends or other physical damage. Make sure there are no leaks and
be sure reservoir is full.
Inspect hydraulic pump for damage and signs of leaks.
Check radiator and hoses for leaks and fill to proper level.