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Checklist: Internal Combustion Engine Folklift Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

Internal Combustion Engine Folklift

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.


Check the owner's manual, specif­ica­tions and manufa­ctu­rer's recomm­end­ations to modify the checklist for trucks being operated in your workplace. Below are sample checklist for internal combustion trucks that can be modified to suit your needs

Engine Off Checks

Leaks – Fuel, Hydraulic Oil, Engine Oil or Radiator Coolant
Tires – Condition and Pressure
Forks, Top Clip Retaining Pin and Heel – Check Condition
Load Backrest – Securely Attached
Hydraulic Hoses, Mast Chains, Cables and Stops – Check Visually
Overhead Guard – Attached
Finger Guards – Attached
Propane Tank (LP Gas Truck) – Rust Corrosion, Damage
Safety Warnings – Attached (Refer to Parts Manual for Location)
Battery – Check Water/­Ele­ctr­olyte Level and Charge
All Engine Belts – Check Visually
Hydraulic Fluid Level – Check Level
Engine Oil Level – Dipstick
Transm­ission Fluid Level – Dipstick
Engine Air Cleaner – Squeeze Rubber Dirt Trap or Check the Restri­ction Alarm (if equipped)
Fuel Sedimentor (Diesel)
Radiator Coolant – Check Level
Operator's Manual – In Container
Nameplate – Attached and Inform­ation Matches Model, Serial Number and Attach­ments
Seat Belt – Functi­oning Smoothly
Hood Latch – Adjusted and Securely Fastened
Brake Fluid – Check Level
Engine On Checks – Unusual Noises Must Be Invest­igated Immedi­ately
Accele­rator or Direction Control Pedal – Functi­oning Smoothly
Service Brake – Functi­oning Smoothly
Parking Brake – Functi­oning Smoothly
Steering Operation – Functi­oning Smoothly
Drive Control – Forwar­d/R­everse – Functi­oning Smoothly
Tilt Control – Forward and Back – Functi­oning Smoothly
Hoist and Lowering Control – Functi­oning Smoothly
Attachment Control – Operation
Horn and Lights – Functi­oning
Cab (if equipped) – Heater, Defroster, Wipers – Functi­oning
Gauges: Ammeter, Engine Oil Pressure, Hour Meter, Fuel Level, Temper­ature, Instrument Monitors – Functi­oning