Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

Volvo L220 Overhaul

May 30, 2012

We have been awarded the work to completely overhaul the engine and transmission on two of these massive machines.

Reassembly of the transmission using a new casing (there were cracks in the original) cleanliness and attention to detail are critical.

Volvo TD122 engine ready to fit. We have rebuilt it as a KLE version which is the low emissions permutation.

Following the engine and transmission refit, the rest of the machine will have a thorough inspection and repairs will be undertaken as necessary with the owners approval. When this one is finished it will be taken back to the quarry and the second machine will arrive at our workshops for similar treatment.

International TD24 Progress

April 19, 2012

The International TD24 is making slow progress, but new final drive parts have been discovered in America. We are now starting to see the end of our desperate search for otherwise obsolete components. Track chains have been located in Italy but we are still awaiting prices – it may well be that we shall fit new pins and bushes to the existing track chains, located in Canada. The new front is to be manufactured in this country and will be ready in a week or two. All-in-all it has been a challenging project and several budgets have been fixed but all have been ‘blown to smithereens’! As it is such a rare tractor we are hoping that it will be all worthwhile. I doubt the tractor will be sufficiently finished for painting this year, but we do hope to have it operational for the Gamston ‘working weekend’ in August (bank hols).

International TD24

 

Workshop in Action: Refurbishing Hook Loader

September 8, 2010

We are currently refurbishing and modifying a Volvo A25 hook loader for exporting to a client in Sweden.

We thought we would share a couple of pictures of the hook loader with you.

Workshop in Action: Caterpillar 980G Repair

August 25, 2010

This week we are attending to some faults on a Caterpillar 980G loading shovel.  The hitch bearings are badly worn and we have to ‘line-bore’ the trunion plates to accept our manufactured weld-in bushes.  When this is finished the replaceable bushes and bearings can be fitted.  All-in-all a time-consuming and expensive repair, this could have been avoided with a more diligent maintainance regime.

Cat 980G loading shovel

Cab removed and inspecting damage.

line boring tool

Setting up line boring tool.

steel swarf

Steel swarf details the amount of steel removed.

Machine should be ready by the end of the week, following refurbishment of the loader frame quick-release latch.

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 8

March 23, 2010

Week 8 of the restoration and the BTD20 is starting to take shape. We think you’ll agree that we have done a very nice job with the gears and shafts!

BTD20 Gears and shafts

The gears and shafts are resting in their destination, but are still waiting the shimming-up process for pinion back-lash.

BTD20 Drive Sprocket Covers

Both drive sprocket covers have now been repaired after a struggle to remove them.

The restoration is coming together quickly now, and just in time for lovely spring weather! More to come next week!

Volvo A30 D Transmission Repair

March 10, 2010

Restoration is only a very small part of what we do! And as promised we are going to share some of the other projects we a currently working on…

This week we have been re-building an automatic transmission for Clifford Watts Ltd of East Yorkshire.

Truck being prepared for removal of transmission.

Volvo A30D Transmission Parts

Disassembled parts, some will be re-used as it was only the hydraulic retarder that was faulty.

Bare Casing

Bare casing ready for cleaning and assembly.

We will be bringing you more next week! If you want to find out more about our Workshop please visit our website.

Plant Repair & Service

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 5

March 1, 2010

It’s been a bustling hive of activity at Walker Plant Head Quarters so not much of the restoration done this week, but it’s amazing what can be achieved in an afternoon!

BTD20 Restoration

Eamon Pell working hard, in driving rain, removing the ‘Top Shaft’ from Donor tractor gear box

Pinion shaft removed at long last and, although a bit rusty, is found to be in good condition.

That’s all for week 5! I know we keep saying how busy we are in the Walker Plant workshop and it’s all a bit mysterious, but our workshop manager has agreed to share some of the other projects on “newer” machines that we currently have ongoing! He’s gone into the workshop armed with a digital camera and will hopefully come back with some very interesting stuff next week…