NEW APP For Hydraulic Troubleshooting

ts-appshortThere aren’t too many REAL shortcuts in life. But I have a nifty gift for you today that will enable you to punch way above your weight when you have a hydraulics problem to deal with.

It’s my NEW hydraulic troubleshooting APP. And it’s available for FREE download now from Google Play and Apple App Stores.

As you may already be aware, when it comes to hydraulic troubleshooting, I wrote THE book on the subject: ‘The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook‘.

And so now I’ve built ‘The Hydraulic Troubleshooting App‘.

This nifty tool won’t make you a hydraulics … continue reading »

Hydraulics Maintenance… For ALL Seasons

500HPU1I spent last Saturday afternoon sweating in the garden – which I have to admit, was much neglected by me over the winter, and so well overdue for some TLC. Spring has well and truly sprung here in the southern hemisphere and summer is just around the corner. The flipside of this is, for our many members in the northern hemisphere, it’s now fall with winter rapidly approaching.

A change in season often gives us pause for reflection – in many different ways. Years ago when working in the hydraulic repair business, we’d look forward to the summer as our … continue reading »

One Thing You Must Understand When Troubleshooting Hydraulic Cylinder Problems

BentRodIn my free email series, on YouTube and in exhaustive detail in The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook, I explain the concept of how a double-acting cylinder becomes a displacement cylinder if the piston seal leaks. And as part of the explanation of this concept I state: “…if the piston seal is completely removed from a double-acting cylinder, and its ports are blocked, it will hold its load indefinitely unless the rod seal leaks.” And this is precisely how a ram, which has NO piston seal, supports a load.

But for the physics involved to apply (and the above statement to … continue reading »