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Case study: Lack of digging power

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By Ben Martins

For once, I arrived to take a look at a mini excavator where I didn’t get wet, muddy or covered in dust. Apart from it being a little on the cold side, it was a rather pleasant site visit for a change! This isn’t the most in-depth diagnosis on this machine, but we used PicoScope to record each step of the diagnostic process to verify the fix. 

The machine I came to look at was relatively old with plenty of hours on it and it had had a bit of a tough life. Needless to say, it’s still going strong although it has now developed a fault. The customer’s complaint regarding this machine was that it was down on digging power.

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