A Sure Way To Fast Track Your Hydraulics Troubleshooting Expertise

Hydraulic Oil Sample Point LocationsIn a previous blog post about hydraulics troubleshooting, I told the story of a monkey caught in an old Indian monkey trap. This story was an analogy for the importance of both knowledge AND process for a successful troubleshooting outcome. In response, one of our members sent me this:

“That is a great analogy. I am a USAF civilian (USAF Read more

Hydraulic Machines Are No Different: You Get What You Pay For

500HPU1One of our members wrote me this question:

“Our hydraulic power units are Kubota 86 hp and Deutz 76 hp 4 cylinder diesel systems. We use a 40 GPM gear pump with a flow divider valve to create two circuits of 20 GPM, each with a variable flow control. We have a diverter valve upstream to combine flows if needed. Read more

How To Prevent Unnecessary Hydraulic Component Failures

Hydraulic Maint HandbookHydraulics Pro Club member Rich Catalo sent me this tragic story:

“We deal with a very large dock and dredge company. They have many pieces of hydraulic equipment from different manufacturers. The last call I received was due to a tech who removed a hydraulic cylinder that was in need of a re-seal. The tech did OK removing the cylinder Read more