Sample Inspection Checklist for Loader Backhoe

If you order a backhoe loader inspection by Mevas you would receive a detailed report

  • Basic Machine information and configuration
  • Operator Station details and condition
  • Engine information and condition
  • Condition of Exterior (chassis, sheet metal, paint, outriggers)
  • Condition of boom, stick, tele, pivot pins
  • Condition of hydraulic system (pump, performance, hydraulic lines and cylinders)
  • Condition of Tires
  • Functional test
  • Comments and recommendation for repairs
  • Transport dimensions

See a sample of a report below. On request we can send a PDF-version of such a report.

Sample Report for backhoe loader inspection

What extras can you order?

Once you receive an offer it will be always for a basic walk-around with functional check. This level is called TA1. On our Checklist-Options page you can find additional services which you can order.

If you have questions about the service please contact the team by Whatsapp or by phone +493520639150. We are happy to answer in detail.

Pictures and video coming with a Mevas-Report

Each machine inspection comes along with 50-80 pictures and in some cases with a short video. In case of interest it is possible to see an backhoe loader report in detail on our Google-Drive folder.

Sample of a picture folder for backhoe loader

Video backhoe loader inspection by Mevas

For some kind of machines we made a video about the inspection process. For a backhoe loader inspection a video it is available on our YouTube-Channel.

Other sample reports heavy machinery

Visit our overview for other sample inspection checklists for heavy machinery.

Which items need special attention during inspection of an used loader backhoe?

Inspecting an used loader backhoe thoroughly is crucial to ensure that it’s in good working condition and to identify any extended wear in components. Some key items need special attention during the inspection:

  • Overall Condition:
  • Check for signs of wear and tear on the body, frame and other structural components.
  • Look for any visible damage or signs of previous repairs.
  • Check boom and tele stick for damages


  • Start the engine and check for unusual noises, smoke or leaks.
  • Inspect the exhaust system for excessive smoke.
  • Examine the engine compartment for oil, coolant, or hydraulic fluid leaks.


  • Check hydraulic hoses and connections for leaks, cracks or wear.
  • Test the loader and backhoe functions to ensure smooth operation.
  • Look for any unusual noises during hydraulic operation.

Transmission and Drive train:

  • Test the transmission through all gears, including forward and reverse.
  • Check for any issues with the clutch engagement.
  • Inspect the axles, drive shafts and differential for leaks and damage.

Tires and Wheels:

  • Inspect the condition of the tires for tread depth, uneven wear and signs of damage.
  • Check the rims for damage.


  • Test the brakes for responsiveness and check for any unusual noises.
  • Inspect brake pads, discs and drums for wear.

Frame and Chassis:

  • Check for signs of bending, welding or other structural damage.
  • Inspect the pivot joint of backhoe boom for wear or play.
  • Check the loader arm for cracks and weld repairs

Electrical System:

  • Test all lights, indicators, and gauges.
  • Check the battery condition and connections.
  • Inspect the wiring for any exposed or damaged sections.

Operator’s Compartment:

  • Check the condition of the operator’s seat, controls and pedals.
  • Test the functionality of all controls, including the steering.
  1. Attachments:
    • Inspect the loader and backhoe buckets for wear, cracks, or damage.
    • Check the condition of any additional attachments or accessories.
  2. Fluid Levels:
    • Ensure that all fluid levels (engine oil, hydraulic fluid, transmission fluid, etc.) are at the recommended levels.
  3. Documentation:
    • Request and review maintenance records and any available service history.

If you’re not familiar with heavy equipment inspection, it’s advisable to hire a qualified mechanic or Mevas equipment inspector to perform a comprehensive assessment before purchasing a used loader backhoe. Additionally, you may refer to the equipment’s manual for specific inspection guidelines and maintenance recommendations.