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James Trout – Case Study

May 11th, 2015

Local agricultural engineer James Trout contacted RB Engineering about an urgent job that he required. A large tractor axle assembly part required immediate facing off on a lathe.

The axle assembly measured 900mm in diameter and our Colchester lathe was perfect for this type of work. No drawings were required but James Trout had requested that we remove the least amount of material as possible. The axle assembly is part of the tractors breaking system and our experienced engineers removed the least amount of material. If too much material was removed there would be too much travel in the hydraulic breaking system.

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The part was badly worn and there was heat build-up so before the work was started our experienced engineers die penetrated the part to ensure that there were no underlying cracks that would cause issues at a later date.

The work was completed within 3 hours of the part being delivered to RB Engineering. James Trout was very happy with the result as his client downtime was reduced greatly.  If James Trout had ordered a new part from the manufacturer it would have taken 5 – 7 days for delivery and he could not afford to wait that long.

RB Engineering staff carries out large machine work on a regular basis.  Experienced engineers are at hand to provide a first class professional service.  They work hand in hand with their clients to ensure the best possible end result with each job they undertake.

If you require engineering work such as fabrication, welding, lathe machining then take a look round the RB Engineering website to see how RB Engineering can be of assistance.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, call the office on 01626 835951 and find out if our experienced engineers can help you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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