A positive service experience!

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by ColinV6, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Hasn’t just announced he’s retiring from professional tennis....:p
     
  2. Given that and how well you look after the rest of the machine, I’d wager you’ll be totally fine. (y)
     
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  3. ColinV6

    ColinV6 Member

    Thanks :)

    Still annoying though that in 2019 you have to be paranoid about ruining your new tractor brakes and wrecking the whole back end :unsure:
     
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  4. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    I doubt this situation would last for long if this was a car not a tractor.
     
  5. ColinV6

    ColinV6 Member

    Clean set up :D:D

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  6. ColinV6

    ColinV6 Member

    Totally true!
     
  7. hally

    hally Member

    Location:
    cumbria
    If it’s Jimmy from Carlisle branch he lives at Low Hesket.
     
  8. MF-ANDY

    MF-ANDY Member

    Location:
    s.e cambs
    I always feel the engineer will always take more care if you present him with a nice clean and we'll cared for machine
     
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  9. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    When dipping the back end watch for colour change in the oil and keep an note of average hours pulling weight, then in the future you'll have a good idea when to do a visual inspection. Years away in your case ..............
    Can you "play" with the brake pedal and hold off on the foot pressure, just after the trailer / tanker brakes start to work? Let the cheap brakes do most of the slowing down, but the exhaust brake will take a lot of the pressure off the disks.
     
  10. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Agreed. I also don't think it's fair on any mechanic to have to work on/with a machine that's caked in mud/muck (whether wet or dry) and means there's more chance of contamination when taking things apart.
     
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  11. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Yes, but dealer valeting skills is of little value, in the long term.
    Its the lad that's willing to crawl in and make sure the hard to get at grease nipple is actually taking grease, not just leaking it.
     
  12. Fraserb

    Fraserb Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    We've 2 Nh over 7000 hrs one of which does a lot of road work and the brakes are still good on both of them.
     
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  13. Superted820

    Superted820 Member

    Location:
    Cornwall.
    Very smart mate. Could you put a couple of pictures up of the mud flaps you’ve made up please? I’ve been wanting to do something like this myself for a long time. Thanks in advance!
     
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  14. ColinV6

    ColinV6 Member

    Thanks mate.

    They’ve made a big difference. I made them about 18 months ago, tanker is now over 3 years old and it’s made keeping it clean a 20 minute wash rather than 90 minutes in winter conditions.

    I actually had a thread on here with a build process but when photobucket went down so did all my pics.

    Will upload some when I get home tonight (y)
     
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  15. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    True....but if he's got a clean and tidy machine to work on he might be more able to see the issue, and more willing to actually crawl under and fix it.
     
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  16. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    I'll give mine a wash when mechanic comes to give it 1200 hour service next week.

    If workshop phones and tells me mechanic coming day before.....

    Just phoned!
     
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  17. ColinV6

    ColinV6 Member

    @Superted820 Heres some pics, I must have deleted some of the ones when I was making the frame up.

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    I took the following today...

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    This one shows how effective it is, had done around 10 loads at this point, 90% of muck is kept off the tanker even coming out onto the road and up to full speed.

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    Oh and an in cab cleanliness shot :D

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  18. jack_c

    jack_c Member

    Lovely outfit, how do you keep the red on the tanker shiny? Ours isnt quite 6 years old and the paint makes it look 16 years old, it's gone all dull
     
  19. Superted820

    Superted820 Member

    Location:
    Cornwall.
    Ideal thank you. But you can stop showing off with the cab interior shot!!! ;)
     
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  20. fieldfarmer

    fieldfarmer Member

    He's even got the correct date on the screen to prove it isn't the day they delivered it. Don't think mine was that clean the day I picked it up.
     
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