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.
Your wheel loader is a very versatile piece of earth moving machinery. With the ability to cut levels, load trucks and with the right attachments there is a variety of other uses. It is important that it is reliable, when you need it; it needs to be in good working condition. The easiest and most cost effective way to manage this is to stick to regular preventative maintenance servicing.
Keeping an eye on the work equipment pins & bushes for wear and daily/regular greasing with the correct grease will greatly reduce the wear and tear on your loader. Getting those engine oil or hydraulic oil leaks repaired before they cause expensive and inconvenient downtime can go a long way to keeping your loader earning its money and keeping your business going.
If you are looking for Kawasaki TMV65 wheel loader servicing & repairs in Perth, DieselWest mechanical services offers its customers servicing and repairs on all makes and models of wheel loaders. We can carry out repairs onsite at your convenience.
If you are reading this, there is a chance that your excavator has an issue with its tracked drive.
Keeping an eye on the basic components of the track frame is the easiest way to spot faults and keep watch of how your track components are wearing.
All track components have a life expectancy with some parts wearing quick
er than others. For instance your drive sprocket, which is one of the cheapest parts. If the sprocket is worn it will accelerate the wear on your track chain (steel track) or drive lugs (rubber track) costing more money later on.
Need some track repairs? Contact DieselWest for service or repair of your excavator track drive components.
If you own an excavator or mini excavator chances are you are in the mining or civil & construction industry. You will also know how hard your excavator works for you and how much it can affect your business and your customers if it breaks down onsite.
It is the age-old saying, “prevention is the best cure” where an inspection or regular servicing can prevent a small fault from causing your excavator or mini-excavator to breakdown.
Preventative maintenance plays an important role in diagnosis of any engine oils leak, hydraulic leaks or electrical faults and a general health check of your machine.
If you need onsite excavator or mini-excavator servicing or repairs contact DieselWest to talk about your next service or repair.
Grease is cheap, compared to the costs of downtime and parts. So don’t be afraid to use it.
If your bucket pins and bushes are worn or have sideways movement they need some attention. Whether it be some simple shimming adjustment or pin and bush replacement which can get to be a costly job depending on parts and if line-boring is required.
Using the correct grade grease is very important to help keeping you work equipment pins & bushes with minimal friction and therefore prolonging the working life of those parts and lowering the cost of repairs required.
Keeping Dirt out of the grease with correct shimming and keeping your grease seals in good working order will limit the grease turning into a grinding paste and running your friction points dry causing metal to metal contact.
We can carry out repairs onsite,If you need pins and bushes replaced, or simply an inspection carried out call DieselWest today.
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