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Operating a backhoe requires checking it before hand to make certain it is in good running order. Find out how to check a backhoe and prepare it for daily work in this free video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Operate a Backhoe
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This is a rubber tired backhoe loader. You have a loader, rubber tires and a backhoe at the rear. This is a Caterpillar 416C that we'll be demonstrating with today. Before you start use with a machine you need to make some check points on a daily basis such as air pressure. Air pressure is located on the tire what the manufacturer suggests. You look close this tire is manufacturer says 45 PSI. What you want to do is take a regular tire gauge, check your tire pressure, make sure your forty five or very close to it. This is important to keep tire pressure and the right PSI. Rear tires being a larger tire will have a different PSI arrangement so you look close you'll find this particular tire says 35 PSI. So you want to check and make sure it's near 35 PSI. Before you continue to use you need to do some check points. Hydraulic oil, engine oil, water and other things to make sure your machine is in proper condition and all levels are proper. You raise your hood; you have the engine air filter, radiator and the engine oil. We'll pull the oil stick out to see and making sure that your oil is at the proper level on this stick and I and we'll be good to go. So I think we're, everything appears to be on order so we're ready to climb inside and get started.

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