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Hydraulic tool inspection

  1. Check the operation of each tool. Fully open and close cutters and spreaders.  Extend and retract rams.  If your setup has more than one pump, always make sure you extend and retract any ram on the same pump.  Failure to follow this could overfill pump tank blow out seals.
  1. During truck checks and after every use Inspect tools, hoses, and couplings for leaks.  Carefully go over each components for wear and damage.
  2. The blades on cutters need to be carefully inspected for any hairline cracks or any damage to the blade.
  3. Arms on spreaders should be inspected as well as the pins that secure the arms and tips.
  4. Keep the area on the apparatus where the pump and tools are stored clean and dry.  This will extend the life of your equipment and also make any leaks easily visible.
  5. Tool storage should protect against moisture and provide adequate space to prevent damage to hoses or tools.
  6. After each use the tools and hoses should be cleaned, lubricate, and inspected for damage or wear.
  7. Each tool manufacturer has maintenance guides that may vary from this list.  Consult your maintenance guides to ensure you follow the inspections:
    1. Daily maintenance and inspection
    2. After use maintenance
    3. Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and or annual inspections and maintenance.

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