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.
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