Daily Operation Checks (6T Excavator)

6T Excavator (Kubota KX060-5)

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Hello and welcome back to our excavator series

and in today’s video with me we’ve got

our brand new 6 tonne excavator from

Kubota which is the KX060-5. And this

video is dedicated to doing

pre-operational checks on this machine

so you can ensure the machinery works

perfectly every single time every day

that it’s been used. So if it’s our

long-term hire this video is certainly

for you. To start with we’re going to

crack into these checks by doing our

visual checks. To start with we’re going

to start at our bucket or our attachment

in this case, and then work our way

around the machine. So what I’m looking

for in these first visual checks in

around the bucket or the attachment area

is any damage to that attachment that

bucket or in and around the hitch.

Checking all the hoses making sure

there’s no leakages. Going up the dipper

checking all the hydraulic rams and

everything like that. All the way down

the boom come into our dozer blade at

the bottom. Anything any obvious damage

that you could see or any leakages.

Always make sure that you know then.

Checking the cabin out, checking that all

the glass is intact and checking down

the one side of the tracks as we work

our way around the machine to the rear.

Now around the rear of the machine just

double checking, see if there’s any

damage underneath

round the rear bumper,

on the side housing of the machine and

down the side of the tracks. From here we

can also see the other side of the cabin

to double check the glass is intact.


once we’re satisfied with that, we’re

going to work our way along the boom and

down the dipper back to the other side

of the attachment or the bucket to end

our visual checks. And when you’re

satisfied with those checks we can now

move on to our fluid and our levels

checks which we’ll need to access the

service compartments on the rear and the

side of the excavator.

Now coming around to the first service

hatch which is the rear of the machine

you will need your excavators operator’s

key to unlock the hatch.

And lift up the bonnet.

Now under here there’s just a few things

that we need to check we’ve got our

coolant, which is at the top here.

We’ve got our dipstick for oil

and our oil filter. Just checking that

there’s no obvious signs of any leakages

or anything in and around the engine. If

for whatever reason any of these levels

are low please get in contact with your

local depot so we can organize the issue

to be resolved for you. Once you check

these push the bonnet arm release catch

which will allow you to lower the bottom

down. And then we’ll work our way around

to our second service hatch which is on

the right hand side of the excavator. Now

coming around to our second service

hatch which is on the right hand side of

the excavator.

Lifting up the bonnet

and in front of us we’ve got part of the

radiator of the machine, but also we’ve

got our air filter.

And at the back on the right we’ve got a

windscreen washer fluid.

Then down on the front side we’ve got

our battery.

And right in the middle we’ve got a

hydraulic fluid indicator which can

actually be seen through a small service

gap in the bonnet itself.

To read the hydraulic fluid correctly we

need to ensure that the fluid level is

between the middle and the top indicator

when the Boom is in the service position

as shown in this video. When you’re happy

with those checks you can lower the


and secure safely. Those are all your

fluids and levels checks. What we need to

do now is get ourselves into the

excavator to do our final pre-start

checks which is mainly all our

electricals and safety checks.

Ensuring when we jump into the excavator

we always use three points of contact.

And the first thing we need to do is

ensure that our seat belt works which is

on your left hand side.

Once you feel that’s adequate

we can take that off as we do our final

electrical tests.

We’ll take our key and pop it into

position one.

Then what we’re going to do is go down

to our keypad and we’re going to turn on

our beacon light and all of our

operating lights. Now we’ve turned these

on we can jump out the excavator double

check these before starting any other

further procedures.

Jumping back into the excavator.

And now what we’re going to do is check

our safety rear reverse camera which is

on the keypad

and is showing up on the heads-up

display behind. Ensure that this is

working correctly

and once you’re satisfied you can key


As now we’ve completed all of our

electrical and safety checks now all

that we need to do is ensure that the

machine is adequately greased before we

commence work. When greasing the machine

we want to ensure that all the grease

nipples in around all of the moving

parts are adequately greased.

This includes all the grease nipples in

and around the hitch.

On the hydraulic rams of the B

boom and of

the arm

down and in and around the kingpin,

and down onto the dozer blade.

You’ll also find three grease nipples

for the slew of the machine and also the


Now the grease gun for this machine can

be found just underneath here you’re

going to need your operator’s key

to open the hatch and you’ll find your

grease gun underneath there.

Be sure when you finish with it

you lock it and put it back safely.

And those are our pre-operational checks

for our excavator the 6 Tonne Kubota

KX060-5. Now if during any of these checks

you come into any issues please get in

contact with your local depot as soon as

possible, so we can make sure the

machinery is safe to use and get you up

and running as soon as possible. Thank

you ever so much for joining me in this

latest excavator series tutorial, and we

look forward to seeing you in the next.

Until then take care bye bye for now

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