Here we have our first job of the year extracted from a Trantor Series 2; with a Leyland 498 Turbo engine and an Eaton 5 speed 475 SMA transmission, both in for overhaul.
Reason for Job:
Engine was breathing heavily and struggled to start on a cold day, transmission had lost low range and had a number of oil leaks.
Main problems found:
Engine – Liners heavily pitted, piston and rings badly worn; general ware and tear throughout engine.
Transmission – Broken internal retaining pin for low range and damaged hard seals/o-rings for oil leaks.
Engine – Complete overhaul! This included new, pistons & rings, liners, camshaft & followers, main & big end shells, oil and water pump. We also reconditioned the turbocharger, fuel pump & injectors, cylinder head, air compressor and hydraulic pumps.
Transmission – generally in good condition apart from the issues mentioned above. The pin was repaired and bearings and seals replaced.
Both engine and transmission were painted and mated back together before returning to the customer.
More about Swinnerton Machinery
Here at Swinnerton Machinery, the dedicated team of highly skilled engineers not only repair agricultural machines, their wide range of knowledge transfers to plant, automotive and HGV.
We always deliver quality and reliability to our customers. We offer a wide range of services including:
- Transmission repair/overhaul including manual, automatic, power shift and CVT
- Engine repair/overhaul
- Diagnostics, code reading and configuration
- On site repairs, servicing and diagnostics
- Air-con servicing and fault finding
We service a vast number of local businesses, however due to our central location in the heart of the Midlands, our customers are now approaching us from the entirety of the UK & Ireland, sending equipment for repair to Swinnerton’s Tamworth workshop.
Our Expert Team
As a dedicated repair team with 100 years combined experience – there’s a breadth of knowledge spanning models from the 1960’s to present day. The advanced knowledge of our team means we are able to talk you through the proposed solutions to fix your vehicle/machine at the most efficient price.
Workshop and Mobile Services
Our large workshop gives us the capability to work on the smallest ground care equipment up to the largest articulated tractors.
In 2019 we upgraded our business unit to include a dedicated engine and transmission workshop. Making these improvements gives us the ability to be more efficient, whilst maintaining the best quality.
We also offer mobile services for onsite repairs, diagnostics and fault finding (UK mainland only).