Hydraulic cylinders play an important role in your machines ability to do the work you bought it for.There are a few tell-tale signs that can point to the cylinder needing repairing.
Is it leaking Oil?
Oil leaks are the easiest to spot usually leaking onto the machine or leaving a patch of oil on the ground. If it is then your cylinder needs to be stripped down and re-sealed. Some of the time this can mean removal of the cylinder from the machine.
Is the cylinder getting unusually hot?
If the cylinder is getting abnormally hot this can be caused by the internal seals of the cylinder bypassing and not sealing anymore causing excess heat to be generated in the cylinder. The only way to fix this is to replace your hydraulic cylinder seals.
Does it creep or move on it’s when not being operated?
This is another symptom that can be caused by the internal seals being faulty, bypassing and needing replacement.
Getting your hydraulic cylinder resealed can be a simple or complex process depending on what has caused it to start leaking. Does it need machining? Which most likely will need to be done in a workshop. The cylinder can either be stripped down and repaired in a workshop or carried out onsite.
If your hydraulic cylinder needs re-sealing or other repairs call DieselWest and have a chat about your hydraulic cylinder issues.
While all types of earthmoving machinery at some stage will need servicing or repairs, maintaining your excavator requires specialist knowledge and expertise. But there are a few ways you can keep these costs down, such as:
Depending on the manufacturer of your excavator the service schedule & intervals can vary. Some brands require more TLC than others. Here are a few generic service intervals to give you an idea.
These are only a generic guideline the original manufacturer may have specific service recommendations depending on the model and even serial number of your excavator.
If your excavator is due for a service or needs a more in-depth hydraulic fault diagnosis or repair. Contact DieselWest for your servicing and repair needs.
If your Vehicle been modified with a re-power of a Chev Diesel 6.5L which don’t come cheap, chances are for one reason or another you took the plunge due to needing more power to tow your boat or caravan knowing the engine will have more than enough power over the stock engine to handle it with ease day in and day out.
Whether it be around the city or in regional areas keeping up quality regular servicing will identify those small faults like hard starting before they leave you on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere or stuck in a car park unable to start your Chev V8 Diesel engine.
Whether it be regular servicing or an oil or coolant leak than needs some attention on your Chev V8 Diesel using good quality parts and a high quality of workmanship DieselWest can help look after your servicing and repairs.
Give DieselWest a call today.
Can't remember when your forklift was last serviced?
There are a few ways that could give you the answer.
Finding your forklift hard to start whether it is petrol,gas or diesel may be a tell tale sign that your forklift needs servicing.
Are you finding that your forklift is slow or lacks power when lifting? Finding coolant or oil leak on the ground after moving it while it has been parked up?
Boom or tines noisy when operating the forklift?
These are all signs that your forklift is in need of some preventative maintenance.
Like any vehicle or machinery forklifts require regular servicing to keep them working for you and your business. Keeping up with a regular service schedule is the most cost effective way to keep your forklift in good working order.
From servicing on your forklift's engine or hydraulic system DieselWest can carry out servicing and forklift repairs on your premises or anywhere that is convenient for you.
Call DieselWest for more information about your forklift servicing needs.
Are you finding your diesel hard to start on cold mornings? It could be that your glow plugs aren't working.
Unlike petrol engines Diesel engines need the cold air in the engine to be preheated to aid in starting when cold.
If your Diesel engine needs attention call DieselWest today.
When considering if your timing belt needs replacement there are a few things to keep in mind.
Does my diesel engine have a timing belt? Not all engines have timing belts some have timing chains, which generally don’t need replacing unless they are stretched or there is a worn or damaged component.
When does the manufacturer recommend changing the timing belt? Most engine manufacturers have a scheduled time or mileage when they suggest it should be changed.
Timing belts on a diesel engine help keep all the moving parts of the engine working in a specific synchronised order to avoid costly internal damage and get the most out of your engine.
DieselWest can carry out your scheduled timing belt replacement just call us today!
Sticking to a consistent maintenance schedule for your mini-excavator can go a long way to reducing your running and repair costs.
From a basic service to a major service both play an important role to keep your machinery working hard for you. Both can pick up small faults from coolant leaks, hydraulic oil leaks, hydraulic faults, engine faults before they become more expensive issues with increased downtime.
Regular greasing of you work equipment greasing points will extend the life of your excavators moving components. With various types of grease available be sure to use the correct type of grease, not all greases are created equal and there will be specific grease required for the application.
The engine of a mini-excavator is a critical part of keeping it working to its full potential. The engine needs good quality engine oil, good quality filters to safeguard it has a long working life.
Even though hydraulic systems and components are a lot smaller than larger diggers their no less important thus still need high quality oil and filtration systems to provide the break-out power to operate under the harsh conditions of digging trenches, rock-breaking, back filling etc. that you require it to do day in day out.If oil can get out, dirt can get in. Getting those oil leaks fixed not only stops the ingress of dirt the number one killer of hydraulics systems but will keep the cost of topping up the oil to a minimum. Sticking to the manufacturers servicing schedule will help keep any hydraulic issues to a minimum.
Are you looking for someone to maintain your mini-excavator? Call DieselWest today to discuss your servicing and repairs needs. Carrying out servicing and repairs to all makes and models such as Takeuchi, Komatsu, Kubota, Kobelco, CASE, New Holland, CAT, Yanmar.
Maintaining your Bobcat or skid steer loader is a big part of keeping it on the move.
Preventative maintenance and servicing can go a long way to avoiding costly repairs and downtime.
Tips to help keep your bobcat well maintained:
Heavy diesel vehicles and earthmoving machinery are at their most cost effective when they are moving. Seems straightforward enough; however, irregular maintenance and servicing can lead to breakdowns and costly repairs if your diesel fleet or earth movers are not properly maintained. This is why it is crucial to have a qualified Perth diesel mechanic regularly service your earthmoving machinery, as downtime means lost money, especially if you are invoicing based on material moved.
Regular servicing is a key part of proper vehicle maintenance, and will ensure your diesel vehicle stays running smoothly for longer. Whether you bought new or used, it’s important to note you don’t have to book servicing appointments with the dealership. A Perth mobile diesel mechanic is able to provide you with the same services and more in comparison to a dealership. Learn why a mobile mechanic beats a dealership for your servicing needs.