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Q&A regarding heavy

machinery repairs QLD

People often have a variety of questions about heavy machinery repairs. Below are a few Questions and answers for some of the most common questions we receive regarding heavy equipment repairs

1. Heavy Machinery Repairs:

Is my machine worth a refurb?

Yes, all machines are worth a refurb. It just depends on age and hours as to how far you would go and the amount you would spend.

Can you repair dented and damaged panels or do they get replaced?

Yes we can repair. Depending on the severity we are able to repair panels to save large outlay costs.

Can you replace my undercarriage?

We have a full hydraulic track press to remove and re fit tracks with ease. We also source all sorts of undercarriage, depending on age and budget.

Can you line bore?

Yes we can. We have a full ID weld and line bore machine. We are able to ID weld and bore out any worn bosses to get them back to OEM specifications.

Why line bore?

It is a cost effective solution to repairing worn bosses in machines where we are able to weld the worn boss and machine them back to OEM specifications where they are then able to push in bushes if required. This will extend the life of your machine with a simple heavy equipment repair.


2. Parts and Replacement:

Where can I find replacement parts for my heavy machinery repairs?

At ShawX, we can help source both OEM and aftermarket parts for all areas of your equipment. We also hold a large range of stock for our bodies and attachments, was well as a large range of GET.

How do I know if a part needs to be repaired or replaced entirely?

Our expert team of heavy equipment repairers can advise using the equipment that we have; track press, line borer etc. or we can source and replace parts.

Are there aftermarket parts available for heavy machinery, and are they reliable?

Yes they are! Depending on what part and area needs repairing or replacing. We can advise and offer two different solutions.


3. Cost and Budgeting:

Are there ways to minimise repair costs without sacrificing quality or safety?

Absolutely. There are ways of cleaning, polishing and repairing without spending a significant amount of money. At ShawX, we use a range of techniques to ensure you are getting the best value for money without compromising quality of repair.

When is it more cost-effective to repair versus replace a piece of equipment?

This depends on your machine or attachment. The age, hours, and the amount required to spend on it.


4. Maintenance and Preventative Measures:

What maintenance tasks should I perform regularly to prevent breakdowns and reduce heavy equipment repairs?

Grease is the biggest thing. Grease your machine at least daily. Also keeping the undercarriage clean will extend the undercarriage life.

How can I extend the lifespan of my machinery through proper maintenance?

By keeping up to date with all recommended OEM maintenance will extend the life and help reduce any heavy machinery repairs.

Are there preventative measures I can take to reduce the risk of future repairs?

Yes. The way the machine is operated can have significant impact on your pins and bush repairs as well as your undercarriage repairs.

These are just a few examples of the types of questions people ask us regarding heavy machinery repairs. The answers vary based on factors such as the type of machinery or attachment, the age and hours, and the nature of the repairs needed.

Feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have a specific question regarding heavy equipment repairs QLD.