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Onsite Machining

How You Benefit from our Portable Boring Solutions

Nicol & Andrew repair worn or damaged bores (e.g. digger buckets) using in-situ line boring and spiral welding equipment. We can orbitally weld and machine damaged or worn bores back to standard size.


  • Very fast response.
  • Downtime reduced (as little as 24 hours).
  • Highly Portable (one man for small machines).
  • Restore damaged bores by welding.
  • Restored to original size & OEM specification.
  • Guaranteed results from 35mm ∅ up to 2M ∅.
  • Comprehensive technical backup.
Digger buckets
Hydraulic plant

Fast and Efficient Set Up of Equipment

Cleverly designed bearing supports (single or double mount) allow quick and easy erection. Precision split set-up cones allow fast centring of the bar to existing bores. Boring bars can cope with diameters as small as 35mm and up as large as 2M ∅ and beyond. 

Types of Bores Suitable for Repair

Our standard machines will cover all main types of in-line pivot housings and bearing pockets, including:

  • Digger and Tipper Buckets.
  • Diesel Engine Blocks.
  • Presses.
  • Heavy Plant.
  • Large Fabrications.

Automated Spiral Bore Welding

Fully automated bore welding can restore damaged bores to their original size. Mounted onto a boring bar, this provides a quick and easy complete restoration method. 

Optical & Laser Alignment Ensures Precision

To ensure high accuracy, we provide a complete service for all applications including main journal pockets, including full NDT and laser or optical alignment.  

Laser alignment

Why Clients Use Nicol & Andrew's Hydraulics Division


We Fix Common Problems

When you have problems with your hydraulic rams, we can provide you with a quick and cost-effective solution. No matter how severely damaged your ram may be, we can provide a repair or remanufacture solution.


"Inexpensive" Not Cheap

We repair rams to their original specification using similar materials and methods as the OEM. Many OEMs and dealers rely on selling expensive spares to make a profit, but we can save you time and money by avoiding their game.


Quality Materials and Seals

We have extensive stocks of chromium-plated piston rod material and cylinder tubes, using the same high-quality materials as the original manufacturer. Our suppliers are top-notch, and we only use equivalent or improved-quality seals when repairing rams.