Log in

View Full Version : Heavy Equipment Repair in Anchorage?



Marshall/Ak
11-05-2012, 09:24 AM
Does anyone in Anchorage (or Soldotna/Kenai) know where I can take a starter motor armature to have the commutator resurfaced/reground? And tested for shorts? This is from a 24v starter motor on our old Case 750 dozer. The commutator is severly pitted due to arcing...which can indicate a shorted winding....OR....brushes that are so badly worn they no longer seat correctly and allowed a arc to form across the air gap. The day came when this starter motor would no longer crank...I'd only hear the solenoid click and nothing else. I'd rather not put too much money into this old machine if I can help it. I guess I can't complain too much...it's lasted nearly 50 years...

Along the same vein: does anyone "just happen" to have a backhoe tire laying around that they want to get rid of? It's an 11L-16, 10-ply rated. One of mine is so badly worn that the tread is entirely gone in places....I'm litterly driving on the cord that's showing through. Might be able to squeak through the winter on it....I dunno...

Thanks
Marshall

chickenminer
11-05-2012, 09:40 AM
Marshall,
Hayden Electric Motors .... on Old Seward Hwy in Anchorage 561-1073

DavidRamey
11-05-2012, 10:07 AM
Gary's Marine and Auto Electric on K-Beach Rd, Soldotna for the starter motor. 262-3993

outnaboutnak
11-05-2012, 12:19 PM
I recently took a starter in and had it rebuilt at Auto Electric in Anchorage. It was off an old IH crawler. Ended up being a $310 cost, with most being two hours labor at 60 per and a new starter drive at 95. The rest was new brushes bushing etc. They even gave it a new coat of paint! Good luck wherever you go.

DanAk
11-05-2012, 12:41 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/24V-STARTER-MOTOR-CASE-CRAWLER-DOZER-TRACTOR-1150-750-850-WITH-267-301-401-ENG-/120949776097?hash=item1c292b1ee1&vxp=mtr

I shop ebay for parts when I cant get them locally, sometimes I spend more in gas than the new part would cost..

Walt_Anchorage
11-05-2012, 05:27 PM
I recently took a starter in and had it rebuilt at Auto Electric in Anchorage. It was off an old IH crawler. Ended up being a $310 cost, with most being two hours labor at 60 per ... In the past I've used Auto Electric on Post road in Anchorage but it sounds like they have gotten a bit expensive. but then what hasn't? They do good work.