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    Visual
    Seat & seat support condition
    Signs of welding or mismatched parts
    Seals- rear axle, front axle, pto
    Oil or fuel on engine
    Engine and hyd oil full
    Battery and connections
    Air inlet tube- no cracks or holes
    Air filter intact not too dirty or torn
    Water pump weep hole
    Radiator clean, fluid dark green, no white scum
    No moisture at bottom of radiator
    Fan belt tight, good shape
    Name brand filters
    Engine model number
    Steering linkage slop
    Sheet metal damage
    Check for loose or missing hardware
    Check field lights and warning lamps operation
    Ask seller about any Liens on machine

    START-UP
    Feel crankcase for cold engine
    Turn key and check lights and gauges
    Start easy, indicator lights go off, oil pressure comes up
    Any smoke stops after warm up
    Exhaust leaks
    Check hour meter & tachometer operation
    Check alternator output
    Check 3pt and pto
    Test all gears
    Try to get clutch to slip
    Check both brakes
    Check 4wd(if applicable)
    Check crankcase ventilation tube for smoke

    POST DRIVE
    Check water temp
    Look for new leaks
    Remove oil fill cap and look for excessive blow-by
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