machine main frame for rust and corrosion. If any bare
metal or corrosion exists, clean and apply a thin coat of
oil. Report rust or corrosion to the supervisor.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check them all
for obvious looseness and missing, bent, or broken
conditions. Not all checks are done with a tool, but look
for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads.
Upon finding a loose bolt, nut, or screw, tighten it, or
report it to the supervisor.
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint,
rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. Report
bad welds to the supervisor.
Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for
cracked, frayed, or broken insulation or bare wires and
loose or broken connectors. Special attention should be
paid to the wiring harnesses running from the tractor to
the screed. Report any damaged wires to the
Hoses and Fluid Lines. Look for wear,
damage, and leaks, and make sure clamps and fittings
are tight. Wet spots show leaks, but a stain around a
fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If a leak
comes from a loose fitting or connector, tighten it. If
something is broken or worn out, report it to the
When checking for "operating condition, " look at
the component to see if it is serviceable.