Pre-Start Inspection Checklists

Improve your equipment record keeping with these convenient checklists

Pre-start equipment checklists for heavy equipment help you to identify potential problems - before you begin using your machine. These carbon copy books make it easy to keep accurate, consistent records, keep your equipment in excellent running condition and help to prevent accidents and unnecessary downtime.

Most checklists include 150 sheets (plus carbonless copies) and measure 4 × 7 inches (some are 8 × 11 as noted). We call these "6 month" books. The checklists shown in the second image below measure 5 × 8 inches and include 50 checklists (plus carbonless copies). We call these "2 month" books.

Vinyl pouches are also available to store the checklists on your equipment.

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heavy equipment pre-use inspection checklists

equipment pre-start checklist books

VISTA offers over 50 checklists, for just about every type of equipment. If you don't see what you're looking for in our online store, please contact us. Electronic inspection checklists are also available for smartphones and tablet PCs.

These checklists work for most any construction or mining equipment brand including: Altec, Clark, Bobcat, Case, Caterpillar, Crown, John Deere, Doosan, Gehl, Hyster, Hitachi, JCB, JLG, Komatsu, Kubota, Liebherr, Manitou, Mitsubishi, New Holland (CNH), Sany, Sellick, Skyjack, Snorkel, Terex, Toyota, Volvo, Yale, and many more.

Contact us for more information

For more information about these heavy equipment pre-use inspection checklists, please contact us at 800-942-2886 or 262-514-2886 or via e-mail at

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Checklist Advantages

  • Standardizes inspections
  • Always reminds operators what to check before operating their machine
  • Durable and portable