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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Tips on Preventative Maintenance

It never ceases to amaze me, that when times get tough in the construction industry, one of the first things that suffer is the machinery! How wise is it to miss a service or two, & risk a major component failure – wasting your money & most importantly – causing stressful downtime? Oil & filters[…]