Daily Operation Checks (6T Excavator)
6T Excavator (Kubota KX060-5)
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
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
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
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
We’ll take our key and pop it into
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
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
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
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