Case 521D Wheel Loader Brakes

ALR carried out a brake repair job on a Case 521D this week. We found a couple of problems with this loader as the brake discs had completely worn out on the rear axle & this allowed hydraulic oil to enter the rear axle through the brake piston seals. Also, the wrong oil had been[…]

Excavator Service Tip

It never ceases to amaze me how neglected some machinery can be. Often when a customer asks me to service their newly acquired, used excavator, I always suggest a full service to give their service records a clean slate. Most times we find the final drives to be completely neglected, with the condition of the oil[…]

CASE 855E 6-590 Miracle Story

I was at the workshop of one of my clients & noticed a small engine oil leak on the ground, beneath their Case 855E track loader or drott as they are commonly called here. I suggested that we had better take a look ASAP, as that type of leak is usually caused by a hole[…]

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 430 Iveco Engine Replacement

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[…]

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[…]

Wheel Loader FAQ

Q: Why will my loader not engage forward or reverse? A: 21 series loaders could have a number of problems which cause this issue these are – electrical hydraulic mechanical   Most of the time the problem is with the electrical controlling of the transmission check – declutch switch transmission control relays / fuses switches[…]

Skid Steer Loader FAQ

TIP – Probably more important than any other machine – the belly pan of a skid steer should be kept clean. Not too big of a job if done regularly. ** If you ever replace a hydraulic hose on your machine – thoroughly clean the inside of it before fitting!** Q: My hydraulic oil level[…]