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Our mining client required a full overhaul of their CAT 785B front strut following a premature failure of the component.
Our workshop techs performed a full strip and inspection, provided a detailed report outlining the repair work required and, once accepted by our client, began the repair.
Due to the pitting and wear on the end cap trunnion, our machine shop utilised our housing rotator and ‘built up’ the component before machining to manufacturer specifications. We also polished the housing to remove all dirt and rust. Once completed, our workshop technicians performed the seal kit changeout, reassembly, and test of the strut assembly before painting and delivering back to site.
We understood the time criticality and urgency to get the 785B back into service. Our client appreciated the 3-week reduction in turnaround time as well as the 25% cost saving on the previous front strut repair.
Further to the component rebuild, we can also offer specialised tool kits to assist in the removal and replacement of the strut itself as well as the disassembly and reassembly of the ball strut and steering linkages, which can be a difficult and time-consuming task