Do you operate your Kanga daily? To keep your machine running at optimum performance, you want to make sure to carry out a few easy and quick service checks on your mini loader. We’ve summarised the most important ones below.
1. Grease Nipples: Check your grease nipples along the pivot points of the main & tilt arm. Grease should be visible around the grease pins. Generally, we recommend greasing them every 10 working hours.
2. Pre-Cleaner: Make sure your collector pre-cleaner is not overflowing (see max. indicator). The pre-cleaner is located to the left of main arm. To open it, unscrew the top cap. Remove the pre cleaner container and dispose of the dust.
3. Air Filter: Make sure your air filter is clean. Open the air filter cap and remove your air filter. Tap the filter against a hard surface to knock the dust out – if your filter is excessively dirty you might want to consider replacing it. Generally, we recommend replacing it every 100 hours.
4. Water evacuator: The water evacuator is located below the air filter and always needs to be intact to ensure excess water is removed away from the engine. Please ensure that your water evacuator is secure and not damaged.
5. Engine Oil: Check the level of your oil and refill, if necessary. Remove the dip stick, wipe clean, reinsert and then check the level – The oil level should show between the two marks on the dipstick. (Please consider that on the Kanga 2 Series, the dipstick is part of the fill cap)
6. Hydraulic Oil: Before checking the hydraulic oil, you will need to get your machine to operating temperature (generally we can tell, when the oil cooling fan has engaged. Note: the outside temperature will affect how quickly a machine heats up). Once at operating temperature, check the hydraulic oil by removing the dipstick. Levels should show between the two marks. Refill if necessary.
7. Leaks: Visually inspect hoses and potential leaking points of your machine along the arm as well as on your mini loader attachments.
8. Tyres: Finally, check your tyre pressure (the PSI depends on the type of tyre – please refer to your operator’s manual). Also ensure that wheel nuts are tightened. We recommend a wheel nut tension of 100nM for our 5-8 Series machines and 70nM for the Kanga 2 Series Loader.
Please note: images show a 6 series petrol loader – the position of dipsticks will differ on a diesel loader as well as on a Kanga 2 Series Loader. Please refer to your operator’s manual for further specifications or give us a call at 1300 4 KANGA.