Don’t Make This Mistake When Hydraulic Troubleshooting

The Hydraulic Troubleshooting HandbookIf you’ve read The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook, you’ll recall that I define hydraulic troubleshooting as a logical process of elimination which begins with checking the easy things first.

The emphasis I put on investigating the easy things first may seem so elementary your inclination may be to disregard this advice. Certainly, if you DO follow a logical process of … Read more

How to Know When to Change a Hydraulic Filter

Filter used on a filter cartContinuous monitoring of the filter elements in a hydraulic system can provide valuable clues to the performance of the filter and the condition of the system. But before discussing this, let’s consider some of the advantages and disadvantages of common filter locations in a hydraulic system.

Pressure filtration

Locating filtering media in the pressure line provides maximum protection for components … Read more

Something Else to Consider When Storing Hydraulic Cylinders

BentRodIn my previous post, I discussed the procedure I use when preparing hydraulic cylinders for storage. In response, one of our members posed this question:

“One issue I feel you left out of the cylinder storage issue is the orientation question. How should a hydraulic cylinder be orientated for short term or long term storage? Our company repairs and evaluates Read more