• How To Inspect Crawler Cranes

  • The Need For Crawler Crane Inspections

    Crawler Crane Tracks Inspection

    During the practice of operation, the crawler crane might fail to fulfill the designed safety requirements because of the wear, corrosion, and damage caused by outside force, or change in working environment/application requirements. Therefore, the crane review work has to be conducted by experienced technicians according to this change in working environment/application requirements one or more times annually because of the day of delivery. The crane system which is at the mercy of major alteration or repair of the lively load-bearing part also has to be inspected by expert technicians prior to delivery, plus part of crawler crane inspection work.

    The crane operator is responsible to run the crane review regularly in view of the applicable national and global regulations, which comprise checking the real data of machine against the information listed on the inspecting guide, checking the parts and equipment for damage, deterioration, wear or other abnormity and assessing the integrity and efficiency of safety devices and brake in accordance with the guide.

    Furthermore, visually crane reviews of those Critical elements as recorded in These should be conducted daily before conducting:

    • Slewing ring – Inspect the equipment and gear ring for poor lubrication.
    • Inspect the lubricating oil picture of steel wire rope and the rope for damage.
    • Inspect the hydraulic system for damage and leakage; inspect the oil level in the hydraulic system.
    • Inspect the engine hood for the most part, hurt, and also loose/missing bolt. The safety hint has to be visible and complete.
    • Check the engine for petroleum jelly; check if the gas is either dirty or contaminated, and then also check the fuel level.
    • Inspect the cooling system for damage, blockage, or contamination.
    • Inspect all tools and indicators for abnormity and damage.
    • Check the straining mechanism for damage in guide wheel and erroneous tension of crawler.
    • Inspect the travel driving device for oil leakage.
    • Use safety devices to check all booms and their linking pins for damage.

    All these are necessary crane review work. During the review course, the possible hazards may be seen punctually and accidents could be avoided. Once the professional technicians/experts are finding some dangers, then they should file and rectify the defective parts before inspection. The outcomes have to be said from the inspection guide and inspected again by the contractor after finishing the maintenance job.