Volvo / CAT Conversion

December 19, 2016

Back in October 2016, we were asked by one of our customers to quote for some engine rebuild parts to suit a TD73KCE engine in a Volvo A25C dump-truck over in Kenya. Upon closer inspection, he discovered that there were problems with the engine block, and decided that a repair would not be viable.

Unfortunately, we did not have any suitable replacement engines at that time. Our contact Piers decided to look for a more common lorry engine, or something similar, that he could source locally to replace his failed TD73. In the meantime, we continued to quote parts for elsewhere on the vehicle.

A few weeks later, an email arrived informing us that the TD73 had now been replaced, with a 225hp Caterpillar 3306DI no less. Piers described how “it was a mission to couple the Volvo PTO housing to the CAT”, but that this goal had been achieved.

Piers was understandably pleased with himself, and with the improved performance, “The CAT engine is 10.5 LTR and does not have to build the boost like the Volvo before it dishes out torque”. He acknowledges that the modification is not necessarily aesthetically pleasing, but has high hopes for a future conversion, saying “As you can see there is a bit of heath robinson engineering on it but I was not prepared to sink a load into it if I did not know if it would work. The next one will come out like it was factory!!”

Well, Piers, we look forward to seeing the next conversion.

Walker Plant Services.



February 24, 2016

We’re currently working on listing some odds and ends on eBay. This will include new/old stock items from a variety of brands, including Komatsu, Caterpillar, Doosan, Volvo, and Samsung.

We’re also having a sort through our bookshelf, finding surplus operator’s manuals, and parts books for various machinery. So far, Volvo, Hydrema, and MB-trac are represented, but others may follow.

Please, feel free to take a look at Walker Plant on eBay.

Walker Plant Services Ltd.

Dump-truck Brake Calipers

February 8, 2016

We’ve had a bit of a run on brake caliper components in recent weeks.  Perhaps yours also need attention?

We currently offer refurbished calipers from stock, on a service exchange basis.  We also stock brand new pistons and seal kits if you’re servicing your own calipers.

Additionally, we have a small amount of used calipers that have been removed from a working truck, then checked and pressure tested. These cost less than the fully refurbished units, so may be useful if you’re replacing damaged calipers on a budget.

Contact with your requirements.

Walker Plant Services Ltd.


February 3, 2016


As well as attending to repairs and breakdowns, we also refurbish some of our larger components in-house.

Presently, we’re rebuilding a drop box for Volvo A25D / A30D dump-trucks.  Above you will see images of one unit undergoing refurbishment, and another unit we completed previously.

Walker Plant Services Ltd.

Volvo A25D For Sale

January 11, 2016


For sale, 2007 Volvo A25D dump-truck.

Under 9,200 hours on the clock.

Tidy condition.

CE marked.

Contact Nick Walker for more information.

Walker Plant Services Ltd.

It’s the most wonderful…

December 18, 2015

…time of the year – or so the song goes. Of course, opinion is divided. Nevertheless, Christmas is very nearly upon us and we must bow to its influence.

As such, Walker Plant Services will be officially closing on Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December 2015, and will resume business as usual on Monday 4th January 2016.

However, there will be a skeleton crew present on the 29th, 30th, and 31st December to deal with your enquiries and parts orders.

Our last standard courier collection will take place on Wednesday 23rd December. Any orders after that date will be dealt with on an ad-hoc basis, and delivery may be delayed according to courier availability.  You are, of course, welcome to collect your goods (by prior arrangement).

It remains for us to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Walker Plant Services Ltd.


Volvo A35D (for parts)

November 24, 2015

Volvo A35D Dump-truck

This is our most recent acquisition; a 2007 Volvo A35D.  It arrived at the end of last week and has been queued for future dismantling.  The truck has come to us minus its skip, but is otherwise complete and running.

There may be a pause before we actually break it, but please feel free to express your interest in any components you might require.

Contact us for more information.

Walker Plant Services Ltd.

Second A30D Dismantle

November 18, 2015

A30D 10460 Partially Dismantled

We’re currently dismantling another Volvo A30D dump-truck, after separating one for parts earlier in 2015.

This one is from the earlier serial number range, with a D10B engine.

Lots of D series parts available. Please feel free to contact us with your requirements.

Walker Plant Services


November 17, 2015

mainheaderHello Plant Fans,

If you were wondering, yes, we’re still here. Walker Plant Services Ltd. is still up and running, serving the UK, Europe, and beyond, with new and used parts for Volvo Construction Equipment.

It’s been a while since this page has had any input, for which we apologise.  Staff changes, and day to day business, have led to concentration being placed elsewhere.  Amongst other activities, our main website has been updated, and can be viewed at

We are also now on Facebook.  If you’re on there yourself, feel free to drop by, take a look, and give us a “Like”.  You can find us at

In the meantime, we will accommodate the non-Facebookers amongst you by posting updates via WordPress as well.

Walker Plant Services Ltd.

Doosan DX300lc yr 2013 For Sale

May 1, 2014

1200 hrs, looks as new when clean. This machine has just been released from a job and has not been valeted. Fitted with aircon, breaker pipe work (unused), extra work lights, latest ROPS cab, 800mm pads. Available immediately with one GP bucket and quick hitch.

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