The transmission from this Unimog was brought to us for a refresh as the customer was overhauling the rest of the truck.
Reason for Job:
Transmission was badly corroded with a number of oil and air leaks.
Main problems found:
Gear box internals were in good fettle however externally, this was a different story. Many of the air and electrical components had suffered from corrosion and had failed or were failing. The main casings had also suffered from a very deep flaky rot.
Oil seals and o-rings had gone hard causing a number of leaks.
Complete strip down and rebuild of the transmission. This included sending casings off to be soda blasted; this is a less invasive method than the standard shot blasting. To gain an acceptable finish, we spent many hours with a needle scaler and wire wheel to ensure surfaces were to the required standard. We had to replace many of the gear actuation parts as they were past the point of repair.
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).