Problem – Received a call from customer saying they are having trouble starting the engine on their Case 430 Skid Steer Loader. After a series of questions it seemed the machine had rolled over & the operator had failed to shut down the engine…. Hmmm…
Diagnosis – An on-site inspection was carried out & amongst an oil drenched belly pan, a two inch long piece of camshaft was found. Engine access to a 430 is very limited with the loader frame down & inability to raise the cabin, however some tricky camera work with a mobile (cell) phone revealed the exit point of the item in question. Discussions were made with owner of the machine & he decided to take it to the local Case dealer for a quote for an insurance claim. A couple of weeks passed & new contact was made, insurance claim was rejected & the Case dealer wanted an astronomical amount of money to replace the Iveco 445/M2 engine. I made some calls to some contacts & came up with a replacement price of just over half of the dealer quote.
A recovery mission was undertaken to the Case dealer, to prepare the machine for transportation & gather all the dismantled pieces for some TLC at the ALR Laboratory – all this was included in the ALR repair price!
Repair – Brand new Iveco 445/M2 was fitted with a huge $$$ saving to a very happy client. 😉