Harvester Pre-Field Checklist

Sugarbeet Harvester Pre-Field Checklist

Hitch & PTO

  • Bolts are tight
  • Pivot pins tight/keys in place
  • Cracked welds or bent metal
  • PTO - U-joints no play
  • Greased

Row Finder

  • Mounts are tight / inspect all welds
  • Arms straight, even and move freely
  • "T" shaft straight and moves freely
  • Arms centered over the row
  • Hyd. & Electronics Working properly
  • Greased

Lifter Wheels & Struts

  • Wheels worn (less than 1")
  • Wheels bent, cracked or casting flaws
  • Row spacing (using 22,44,66….)
  • Strut bolts - Tight
  • Strut & Scraper inspected for cracks or wear
  • Rock package adjusted to specifications
  • Bearings, Seals, and Tightness
  • Pinch points (1 1/2" to 2")
  • Check Pinch point angle (all the same)
  • Mud scrapers adjusted to proper location
  • Greased

Paddle Shaft

  • Shaft Straight & Welds inspected
  • Bearings good & lock collar tight
  • Drive chain, gears & slip clutch inspected
  • Paddles Timed
  • Paddle wear & Wheel clearance correct
  • Drive Chains oiled & Bearings greased

Apron Shaft & Chain

  • Shaft Straight & Welds inspected
  • Drive chain, gears & slip clutch inspected
  • Bearings good & lock collar tight
  • Apron Chain Tension (worn 30 - 50% - replace)
  • Apron Chain Drive sprockets worn (flip?)
  • Apron to wheel clearance (1.5 - 3")
  • Apron Chain to Grabroll clearance (0.5" )
  • Drive Chains oiled & Bearings greased

Grabrolls

  • Inspect bearings (loose or worn)
  • Scrolling in good shape (over 50%)
  • Smooth & Grab tubes (straight & no wear areas)
  • Plastic - chunks missing or worn through
  • Check Lock collars, tapered hubs & shafts
  • Tighten all bolts
  • Inspect drive belts / chains & alignment
  • Grab spacing - Pinch side (1-2" tube to tube)
  • Drive Chains oiled & Bearings greased

Scrub Chain and Tower

  • Inspect Tower for cracks, wear points & loose bolts
  • Idler Wheels - check bearings, wear and tightness
  • Idler Rollers - check bearings, wear and tightness
  • Scrub Chain worn (over 30 to 50% wear)
  • Scrub Chain Drive sprockets worn (flip?/replace)
  • Tension arms adj. - wheel have 3/4" to 1" clearance
  • Scrub Chain to Grabroll clearance (0.5" )
  • Head shaft - bearings, sprockets and drive chain
  • Run and inspect Scrub chains alignment
  • Drive Chains oiled & Bearings greased

Wheel and Carrier

  • Inspect Wheel for wear, cracks (welds) & loose bolts
  • Inspect Wheel carrier for cracks & loose bolts
  • Wheel carriers - worn - check bearings
  • Drive chain, gear & bearings inspected
  • Shoe - worn or bent (running centered)
  • Knock outs inspected
  • Wheel Cleaner inspected
  • Drive Chains oiled & Bearings greased

Boom and Mini-Tank

  • Inspect Boom for cracks, wear points & loose bolts
  • Tank structure sound (tight, welds & fatigue)
  • Chain slides - no breaks or excess wear
  • Idler Wheels - check bearings, wear and tightness
  • Idler Rollers - check bearings, wear and tightness
  • Conveyor Chains worn (over 30 to 50% wear)
  • Conveyor Chain Drive sprockets worn (flip?/replace)
  • Shafts - bearings, sprockets and drive chains
  • Run and inspect Conveyor chain alignment
  • Hydraulic motors & pumps - tighten bolts & screws
  • Drive Chains oiled & Bearings greased

Structural

  • Main Frame Welds, Cracks & Fatigue
  • Rear Struts - Tight, Welds, Scrapers & Fatigue
  • Rear Wheels - Bearings, Greased and Tire PSI

Misc.

  • Inspect all Hydraulics for leaks and worn hoses
  • Hydraulic motors & pumps - tighten bolts & screws
  • Inspect all electronics for wear points & functioning
  • Inspect watering system bent brackets & mounts
  • Water system hoses, nozzles, pumps - functioning
  • All safety shields in place and functioning