Preventive maintenance includes regular servicing that will keep the machine in best operating condition and prevent unwanted trouble from developing. The servicing consists of periodical maintenance and lubrication. Lubrication is an essential part of protective maintenance, prolonging to a great extent the service life of the unit. Therefore, it is important that the instructions regarding the lubrication be closely followed.
Thoroughly clean all lubrication fittings, caps, filter and level plugs and their surrounding surfaces before servicing. Prevent dirt from mixing with lubricant. The intervals given in the schedule are based on a normal operation. Perform these services, inspections, etc., more often as needed for operations under abnormal or severe conditions.