Overheating Issues

Keeping an eye on coolant temperature is very important. Regular cleaning of your radiator is a vital part of caring for your machine. In severe dusty conditions, this may need to be carried out each day. Usually blowing out the radiator core with compressed air or even a garden leaf blower – in the opposite[…]

Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs

When your hydraulic cylinders are leaking oil, some people think that a workshop repair is required. We can reseal most cylinders onsite with a minimum of fuss on most machines up to about 8 – 10 tonnes. This includes – all skid steer bobcats; backhoe loaders; some wheel loaders; most crawler loaders, drotts, & dozers;[…]

Steven Lawrence – Rosewood Waste Transfer Station

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Frino and his staff at ALR for their ongoing support and meticulous eye for detail in servicing and repairs of our loader on site. As a contractor for Ipswich City Council it is imperative to have a machine operable 7 days a week. Andrew has[…]

Case Backhoe Brake Repairs

Most Case backhoes since the mid to late 80’s  run “wet” brakes. This means that the brakes run in oil. This was a great advancement in backhoe transmission / brake design, as it allowed a much longer service life in comparison to the earlier “dry” brake design. It does mean however, that when the brakes[…]

Case 580L 4-390 Engine Repair

These pictures were on our previous website & I thought I would explain how this Case 580L ended up looking like this.   Problem – Had a call from a customer who said he had a strange “whirring” noise coming from the engine of his Case 580LE. This machine is fitted with a Case/Cummins 4-390[…]

On Site Repairs & Servicing

With ALR’s vast Case experience, we know exactly what to have “On Hand” to get your broken down machine going ASAP! Up until more recent times, with the introduction of the Iveco engines – the design of the Case CDC (B series Cummins) engine has allowed us to carry a number of items that will[…]

Loader Backhoe Common Faults

580 C,D,E,K shuttle problems (Borg Warner) Q: My transmission is very weak in forward or will not drive in reverse? Why can I only change the 4 speed with the engine turned off? A: Both problems are usually caused by the failure of the forward clutch pack. If the drive is poor in forward it[…]

Backhoe Stall Test Specs

  This test is carried out to check engine power & transmission & hydraulic efficiency. Place the transmission in 4th gear & hold the brakes – compare engine at full RPM in neutral & then compare under load by engaging Forward & then combining Forward & Hydraulic by crowding the loader bucket to full extent[…]