Hydraulic cylinder repairs can be a costly exercise depending on what is wrong with the cylinder & cost of parts. Getting the right professional advice will give you an idea on what the labour & parts costs can be.
Parts availability can also be an issue as genuine parts & aftermarket parts might not be in stock which may impact your downtime.
If you’re looking for mobile hydraulic cylinder repairs as well as EWP mechanical repairs get in touch with us, Diesel West offers service & labour support to all makes and models.
This would be a question you would have to answer yourself. If your bobcat or skid steer loader is having issues:
If you answered no to any of these it’s probably best to leave it to a mobile diesel mechanic who specializes in earthmoving machinery. If you have the mechanical know-how you can probably do some of the basic maintenance steps yourself which will save you some money and prolong the working life of your bobcat components and prevent it breaking down. Regular greasing and maintaining your fluid levels such as hydraulic oil, engine oil and coolant will go a long way to keeping maintenance costs down.
If you need an expert opinion it’s best to seek out a mobile diesel mechanic who has the knowledge and experience in bobcats or earthmoving machinery. Contact Diesel West about your bobcat or earthmoving machinery servicing and repairs.
Periodic servicing of your diesel generator will assist in keeping it work hard for you & doing what it is designed to do….give you power when you need it.
General maintenance tips such as:
Can be cheap assurance that your generator’s diesel engine will be in good working condition.
Other points to consider when thinking about servicing could include:
If you need a diesel generator serviced or have a diesel engine generator enquiry contact Diesel West to discuss.
Whether you own a 1.5t mini-excavator to a 30t excavator regular greasing with the correct type of grease does make a big difference to extending the life of your work equipment pins & bushes.
Excavators have numerous pivot points for the hydraulic cylinders to give the basic functionality of movement required to dig dirt. Each pivot point will consist of a pin and either one or two bushes depending on the length & work load.
Pins & bushes are made of special hardened steels so just replacing it with mild steel will work in the short term but you will be replacing it fairly quickly as it will wear out a lot quicker. In the same turn you cannot simply weld onto the hardened steel as it will cause it to crack due to heat induced molecular changes to the steel compound. Simply if it's worn you have to replace it with the right parts, which in turn will be most cost effective in the long run.
Using the correct type of grease is the cheapest way you keep everything lubricated and minimizing down time.
If you have some pins & bushes that need replacing call DieselWest for some expert advice and professional repairs.
Buying used equipment can be a daunting experience, with a lot of questions.
There are things to consider:
All these questions unanswered leads to uncertainty & concern for the mechanical condition of the loader, bobcat, excavator or other type of earthmoving machinery your looking at buying.
Getting a professional eye to look over it can give you some answers to your questions. An experienced diesel mechanic will know what to look for as well as common problems to look out for on that particular type of machine.
Got more questions? Or Are you interested in a pre-purchase inspection before you buy?
Get a professional opinion, contact DieselWest to arrange an inspection.
If you’re reading this most likely your Loader needs some expert attention.
One of the easiest ways to ensure your loader is operating to its full potential is, keep up a good preventative maintenance schedule.
Servicing usually consists of 250 hr, 500 hr, 1000 hr & 2000 Hr services. Each having its specific checks, adjustments, filter & oil changes. At each service there could be issues found such as oils leaks, worn components, loose parts & major issues emerging.
Ensuring that you get the right professional advice when your machine does breakdown can save a lot of down time and money in costly repairs.
DieselWest Recently diagnosed & replaced a Hydrostatic transmission (HST) transmission pump (P/N: 418-18-31102, 418-18-31101) on a Komatsu WA250PT-5H which was replaced onsite.
If you’re looking for expert advice on a Komatsu wheel loader, Call DieselWest to discuss.
Whether you have a large excavator or mini-excavator you need it to operate correctly to get the job done. From a hydraulic performance issues or an oil leak to engine issues they can all cause your machine to stop working as intended.
Here are some signs that there is an emerging issue with your excavator travel system:
DieselWest can carry out servicing and repairs on all makes and models. These photos are from a travel motor replacement on a Kubota U17-3 mini-excavator Part # RA251-61293 .
Truck brakes have the same principles as a car; they need to stop the vehicle. These can be solely hydraulic systems or air over hydraulic system on the bigger trucks.
Getting your truck brakes inspected should be done at your regular servicing intervals. This can allow you to plan ahead and prevent it causing you to breakdown on the side of the road.
When it does come time to get your brakes looked at whether it be from an issue with your brakes or they have reached their service life and worn out. It is important to get them assessed by a professional.
Whether it is an Isuzu, Hino, Mitsubishi etc. If you need a professional opinion about your trucks brakes, give DieselWest a call.
Maintaining your diesel fuel systems cleanliness is very important to keep your diesel engine running and continuing its fuel efficiency. Whether you own a modern diesel car or 4wd, Diesel truck or heavy earth-moving equipment with a diesel engine they all need the same thing, preventative maintenance. This will ensure your diesel fuel system is operating, as it should.
Avoid use of dodgy fuel containers as these can have algae growth especially if left sitting around for long periods. Keeping dirt & moisture out of the fuel tank will reduce the likelihood of it making its way through to the fuel filters and primary supply pump.
Keeping it clean andfree of these various contaminants will aid in your fuel pump and injectors lasting longer as these can be costly when repairs are required. Other signs of these being an issue in your fuel system is your engine stalling, running rough, has no power or won’t start.
Have a question?
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Hydraulics cylinders have an essential role in your machine doing what it was made for. Whether it is lifting loads, Digging trenches or loading trucks. Many machine types such as skid steer loaders, excavators, tilt trays etc. use hydraulic cylinders to do these jobs for you.
Leaking hydraulic cylinders can not only make a mess, a leak will allow dirt an access point into your hydraulic system and be inconvenient as well as cause costly downtime.
Hydraulics cylinders can leak externally, usually noticed from oil leaking. However, they can also leak internally usually noticed by your bucket or boom creeping or moving when you do not want it to.
Do you have a leaking hydraulic cylinder? Do you need Hydraulic cylinder repairs?
Talk to DieselWest today, who can carry out cylinder repairs onsite.
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