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Baler Safety Template

This baler safety inspection template is used to check the working condition of a baler. Also assessing the different parts of the machine and other miscellaneous parts. It helps in identifying if there are baler parts that needs relevant attention.
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Baler Safety Template

Sign Off

Serial No.

Model No.



Name and Signature



Slip Clutch set properly

Slip clutch functions

Conditions of Shields



Wheel bearings

Torque wheel bolts

Oil Level in gear and case

Breather in gear case

Oil level in hydraulic bale tension reservoir

Leaks in the hydraulic cylinder and hoses

Hardware missing

Lubricate entire machine


Auger flighting

Auger drive belt

Condition of feeder fingers

Equal angle hitch set properly

Shear bolts

Tire Pressure


Safety decal

Adjust bale measure control

Baler timing

Adjust crank stop

Adjust needle lift link

Knotter drive brake pads - condition & adjustment

Bale Ejector

Oil Level

Leaks in cylinder or hoses

All shields in place

Pump Drive sheaves alignment

Trip pedal adjusted

Lubricate entire machine

Latch spring length

Safety decals in place

Torque wagon hitch bolts

Condition of pan

Condition of safety screens

Operation of electric controls

Twine Knotter

Clean billhook and throat of wiper arm

Condition of wiper arm knife

Adjustment of intermittent knotter gear & Pinions

Adjustment of tucker fingers

Adjustment of needles

Adjustment of wiper arm

Adjustment of twine disk and holder

Remove shape edges from the throat of wipe arm

Twine threaded properly

Spring-loaded twine tension plate

Plunger Head

Condition of wear pads and/or bearings

Condition of lower right-hand guide

Condition and adjustment of stationary knife

Condition and adjustment of scrapers

Condition of crack and pitman bearing

Plunger head alignment in bale chamber

Plunger head moves freely through complete cycle


Proper Float

Replace missing or broken teeth

Condition of strippers

Gauge wheel



Sprocket Alignment

Wear in sprockets and chains

Chain tension

Wire twister

Polish throut of twister hook

Wire pulleys turn freely

Proper wire threading

Adjust needles

Adjust wire guides

Adjust grippers

Adjust twister hooks

Bevel gear and pinion

Adjust intermittent drive gear

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