In this 3-minute video, Brendan Casey explains why the charge pump in a hydrostatic transmission is pure heat load - and the reason why one of his newsletter members blew $10,000 on an unnecessary pump overhaul!

At Last ... Brendan Casey - THE #1 authority on hydraulic equipment maintenance and reliability, reveals ...

How to Get Thousands of Hours in Extra Service Life From Your Hydraulic Equipment, Eliminate Unnecessary Breakdowns, Reduce Unscheduled Downtime and Slash Thousands of $$$$ Off Your Operating Costs - GUARANTEED!

Brendan Casey,
hydraulics expert, author, educator and publisher.

Dear Hydraulics User,

Hydraulic components are expensive, right?

So when you don't get maximum mileage from them it hurts your bottom line.

If you're an owner-operator, it hurts your wallet directly.

If you're a manager or supervisor, it hurts your budget - and maybe even your performance bonus.

But the fact is ...

More than 70% of spare parts sold for hydraulic equipment are replacements for components that have failed prematurely ...

I uncovered this startling fact while conducting research for my best-selling book, Insider Secrets to Hydraulics. And that's not all. I also discovered that the cause of 90% of these premature failures is improper maintenance.

So when you consider how big the spare parts business is, you realize poor maintenance practices are ...

Costing hydraulic equipment users billions of $$$ every year.

And most of my colleagues agree. Here's what a couple have said:

 " I think Mr Casey is being VERY conservative in his estimate of failure attributed to lack of maintenance. I have 40 years of hydraulics experience and would put that number considerably higher. If modern hydraulic components are installed and maintained properly, the spare parts business wouldn't be viable." 

--Verne Middleton
 Hydraulics & Lubrication Engineer
 Olin Corp.

 " In my 33+ years of working with hydraulics I've always known that improper lubrication and system contamination, as a result of inadequate maintenance, are the two biggest hitters of premature hydraulic failures." 

--C.J. Foley
 Fluid Power Instructor
 General Motors

That's the bad news. But the GOOD news is ...

These costly failures can be avoided -- if you know how!

Trouble is, the information you need to prevent premature failures and maximize the service life of your hydraulic equipment isn't widely available. It's not that it's rocket science - far from it. But you won't find it in the machine manual and it's not taught in everyday, how-it-works, hydraulics classes.

As a consequence, most owners, operators, mechanics, technicians and engineers are clueless when it comes to hydraulic equipment maintenance. And I'm not alone in this view:

 "For the last 13 years I was technical manager for Demag Komatsu mining shovels Southern Africa. And I KNOW there's a SHOCKING amount of IGNORANCE in the field of hydraulics: oil sampling, oil viscosity, filtration, component change-out schedules and cooling systems are often blatantly ignored or misunderstood and the dealer is then put under pressure for warranties." 

--Gerald Annandale
 Dosco Precision Hydraulics

But it's not their fault! They just haven't been given the opportunity to learn.

Who am I and why should you listen to me?

My name is Brendan Casey and I've spent the better part of 20 years working in and running hydraulic repair shops, in other words, rebuilding hydraulic components. During this time I kept seeing the same pattern:

  1. Failed hydraulic component comes into shop along with concerned customer who wants to know why it has failed after a relatively short time in service.

  2. Based on what I saw after tear-down, I would explain the cause of failure - for example, high contamination levels, wrong oil viscosity, high temperature operation, cavitation, faulty circuit protection devices and so on.

  3. Customer leaves thousands of dollars poorer with repaired component and a hard-learned lesson on hydraulic equipment maintenance.

For as long as there are hydraulic equipment owners, mechanics and maintenance people out there who believe hydraulic equipment doesn't require any special kind of attention, this vicious circle will continue.

Over the past 30 years, the performance, sophistication and operating pressures of hydraulic equipment have increased significantly. This is particularly true in the case of mobile hydraulic equipment.

As a result, modern hydraulic equipment is not only more expensive to fix when it breaks, proactive maintenance is imperative to maximize service life and minimize operating costs.

It's not realistic to expect a hydraulic machine to run for 10,000 hours, without doing anything more than changing the filters, and not have any problems.

In an effort to bridge the knowledge gap on what needs to be done to get maximum life from hydraulic equipment, I've written two books on the subject: Insider Secrets to Hydraulics and Preventing Hydraulic Failures. Here's a sample of what's been said about them:

 "I've been in the hydraulics business for the past 20 years and it's very difficult to find any decent material on hydraulic equipment maintenance and reliability. These two books cover it all in easy to understand language." 

--Paul W. Craven
 Certified Fluid Power Specialist
 Motion Industries

 "Insider Secrets to Hydraulics has the potential to save many organizations lots of money. It should be on the bookshelf of every engineer, supervisor, planner and technician that deals with hydraulic equipment... it's worth its weight in gold." 

--Sandy Dunn
 Maintenance Management Consultant

In addition, I write a regular column for Machinery Lubrication magazine, which is read by 37,583 maintenance and reliability professionals in North America and Europe.

My technical articles are also regularly published in InMotion magazine, which is read by 8,683 fluid power professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

I've presented technical papers and workshops at international conferences such as Lubrication Excellence 2004 (USA), National Conference on Fluid Power 2005 (USA) and Lubrication Excellence 2005 and Reliability World 2005 (USA).

And I've been hired by my local University to present hydraulic equipment maintenance training.

As you've probably gathered, the maintenance and reliability of hydraulic equipment is a subject I'm passionate about and one I'm considered by my peers to be a leading authority on.

But I also understand there's only so much you can get out of reading a book. Which is why I presented a series of one-day seminars in the US and Australia during 2007 - to show hydraulic equipment users like you ?

How to save money and reduce downtime by preventing unnecessary hydraulic equipment breakdowns.

 "If more hydraulics users had this information - us manufacturers would have less problems." 

--Phil Serre
 International Director of Training
 Schwing America

 "Even with my 20+ years experience in the hydraulics industry I was able to take away a bucket full of ideas I can put into practice tomorrow." 

--Kevin McCaffrey
 Excel Hydraulics

 "This information WILL save you money.." 

--Steve Close
 Maintenance Supervisor
 BGC Contracting

Even though these seminars were a great success, I have no plans to do another. Why? Well as much as I enjoy presenting my time-tested and proven 'blueprint' for reducing hydraulic equipment operating costs to a room full of people, the truth is I don't travel well these days.

Being able to share my knowledge is a pleasure and a privilege. The travelling is a real chore.

And because only a very small percentage of the 29,831 hydraulics users from all over the world who read my Inside Hydraulics newsletter could possibly attend one of these live events - and chances are you weren't one of them - I figured there must be a better way to make this knowledge available to everyone who needs it.

So I had it recorded and burnt onto 4 DVDs you can watch at your leisure and in the comfort of your own home or office.

No matter what type of hydraulic equipment you own, operate, repair or maintain, this is one 'movie' you can't afford to miss. You'll learn what every hydraulic equipment user ought to know ... that most mechanics DON'T!

Here's just a short 'preview':

Contamination control is the most important preventative maintenance routine for hydraulic equipment, right? WRONG! And I'll explain why.

How the construction of different types of pumps and motors make them susceptible to certain modes of failure and what to do about it - less than 1% of maintenance people know or understand this.

Why hydraulic oil is THE most important component of any hydraulic system and not a consumable to be purchased on price alone.

Do you know it costs ten times more to remove contamination than it does to exclude it in the first place? I'll explain the top 10 sources of contamination and their methods of exclusion.

Four common causes of lubrication-related failures and how to avoid them. Get on top of this issue and you'll save a bundle.

Two common failures caused by aeration and how to easily prevent them.

Which lubricated contacts of hydraulic components rely on hydrostatic balance for trouble-free operation and how to maintain them.

Do you know that cavitation can reduce the service life of a gear pump by as much as 50 percent? And the consequences are much worse for piston and vane pumps. I'll cover the 12 most common causes of cavitation failures and how to prevent them.

How over-pressurisation damages hydraulic pumps and motors - this may surprise you - and how to avoid it.

How to avoid consequential damage and reliability problems caused by high-temperature operation. PLUS -- eight common causes of overheating and their remedies.

How excessive case pressure and cavitation cause similar damage to a piston pump and how to easily eliminate it.

 "This should have been required learning when I did my apprenticeship 13 years ago! Your presentation was well thought out, covering everything from fluid cleanliness to failure analysis. Everyone from fitters to engineers will benefit from this knowledge." 

--Darren Mackie
 Heavy Duty Fitter
 BHP Billiton Iron Ore

PLUS - I also show you how to set-up and optimize a preventative maintenance program for hydraulic equipment.

By the end of the 'film', you and your maintenance people will have a step-by-step action plan for reducing the operating cost of your hydraulic equipment.

So what's the price of admission? In many ways, this is the wrong question to ask. The question you should be asking is ?

How much will it cost YOU if you DON'T watch this 'film'?

On that question, here's an eye-opening case study for you:

I recently conducted failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300 kilowatt hydrostatic transmission. The hydraulic system was running a synthetic ester, biodegradable hydraulic fluid. This $12/liter hydraulic fluid had been destroyed in less than 12 months and a set of pumps shortly after.

So with $20,000 worth of hydraulic fluid and $50,000 worth of pumps ruined in short order, my client was understandably wondering what went wrong.

The system was built and installed by a reputable distributor. From a hydraulic engineering perspective the circuit was adequately designed and the system well built. But from a maintenance and reliability perspective it left a lot to be desired.

My client, the end user, didn't have a lot of experience with hydraulic equipment and was reliant on the company that built the system to guide them on its maintenance.

An oil analysis program had been set up, but it seems the only thing anyone was taking any notice of was particle contamination. All the warning signs pointing to oxidative failure of the oil went unnoticed.

The oil started degrading, coating internal components with sludge. These gum-like deposits block lubrication passages, reduce heat transfer and cause valve stiction. The oxidation process diminishes foaming resistance and air release properties of the oil, which in turn causes damage through aeration and cavitation.

By the time I got involved, the original set of pumps had already failed and the hydraulic oil had an Acid Number of 10 and water content of 6,500 parts per million. So I set about establishing the root cause of failure and instigating measures to ensure it didn't happen again.

As I've said already, it's not rocket science - far from it. But the problem for my client was the information they needed to prevent this maintenance disaster was not readily available to them.

The principles and procedures I put in place to prevent a reoccurrence of the failures described above, are the same ones I walk you through, step-by-step when you watch my Hydraulic Breakdown Prevention Blueprint on DVD.

Had my client had this information and applied it diligently in the beginning, they could have saved themselves more than $70,000 - and a lot of downtime and aggravation.

How much would you be prepared to spend to save yourself $70,000, $10,000 or even just a couple of grand? As you can see from this case study, an investment of a few hundred bucks is very easy to justify - even if you don't have a lot of hydraulic equipment.

But just in case you're someone who needs to justify your investment with an 'apples to apples' comparison, consider this:

The people who attended these seminars paid $600 and had to take a day off work. Many travelled considerable distances by air or road and stayed overnight in hotels. So they had travel, meal and accommodation expenses on top.

It's fair to say that attending the event "live" was at least a $1,000 commitment for most. Yet everyone who attended thought it was money well spent.

And this is why your investment of only $397 for these DVDs is such a bargain. That's a saving of at least $600 on what it would have cost you to attend and less than a drum of good quality hydraulic oil.

PLUS - as I've already explained, you only need to learn one thing that solves a problem or prevents a failure and you've recovered this modest investment - by a large multiple.

Here's what you get:

Description Value Pay Only
4 DVD Set $1000.00 $397.00
Study Guide $40.00 INCLUDED
Work Book $30.00 INCLUDED
Shipping to anywhere in the world $20.00 INCLUDED
Total Value $1090.00 $397.00

But that's not all ...

A $250 Bonus for Fast Response

If you respond before you'll also get a one-hour email/skype/phone consult with me. What's the benefit of this? Well, for you to get maximum value from this program, you have to apply what you learn. This FREE bonus is designed to assist you in that process.

If you have any questions after watching the DVDs or issues arise down the track, you can "pick my brains" - for no charge. I routinely charge $250 per hour for advice on maintenance and reliability matters, so this IS a $250 value.

But frankly, I'd be surprised if during this consult I can't point out something that will more than save you the cost of your entire investment in this program. And it's yours FREE - but only if you act before midnight, this . Obviously, I can't do this for everyone - so hesitate and you'll miss out.

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PLUS ...

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or its FREE, NO RISK,
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I insist you evaluate my Hydraulic Breakdown Prevention Blueprint on DVD entirely at my risk.

Not only MUST you be totally delighted with your decision to invest, if you don't save at least $2,000 you won't pay a penny. Here's how it works:

If after viewing the DVDs, study guide and workbook you're not absolutely convinced you've learnt something about preventing hydraulic breakdowns that will more than recover your modest investment; or in the unlikely event you're not totally delighted for any reason, simply return the material anytime in the next 6 months for an immediate, no questions asked refund.

AND that's only the first half of my double guarantee.

Here's the second: apply the principles you'll learn and if after 12 months you can't see evidence that you've saved at least $2,000 on your hydraulic equipment operating costs, I want you to tell me so I can immediately refund your investment in full.

As you can see, there's absolutely NO RISK on your part.

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How can you turn down an offer like this?

Just in case you're still not convinced, let's go over some of the reasons which might be holding you back:

Reason #1 - You and your guys have already done hydraulics training.
It's important to understand this program does NOT resemble any vocational or similar course you may have completed or seen offered - in any way, shape or form. In fact, it's not a "how-it-works" hydraulics class at all. To the best of my knowledge, I'm the only hydraulics professional presenting this type of training. So it's definitely a unique program.

Reason #2 - You're doing "just fine" as you are.
That's quite likely if all your hydraulic machines are properly designed and you've got 20-plus years of "learn-the-hard-way" maintenance experience on hydraulic equipment. But there's always room for improvement. And the tools, tips and strategies I'll hand you on these DVDs will make whatever proactive maintenance you're already doing? even better.

Reason #3 - It's too expensive.
As I've already explained, if you or the business you work for has any hydraulic equipment at all, then the investment is peanuts. Because the return you get will be measured by a large multiple.

Take, as an example, a maintenance manager for a large open-cut mine who attended one of my seminars. During the day he explained that his mine had six hydraulic shovels. Each of these shovels has six hydraulic return filter elements costing $2,500 each and they're changed every 2,000 hours - based on the OEM's recommendation. Because these machines work at least 6,000 hours per year his mine was spending over a quarter of a million dollars annually - on these return filters alone!

I explained that in my world, we change this type of component 'on condition' NOT on hours in service. And I showed him (and the rest of the group) how. It's too early to give you the exact numbers, but it looks like this bit of advice alone will payback the investment he made to attend more than twenty times.

Of course, the return YOU get depends on the amount and type of hydraulic equipment you operate, but with my "You Must Save $2,000 or its FREE Guarantee" if you don't get at least a 5 times return - you won't pay a penny.

Frankly, if you have any kind of responsibility for hydraulic equipment at all, I can't think of any good reason why you wouldn't grab these DVDs today:

You get a proven system for saving money - mapped out for you;

You get to watch it in the comfort of your own home or office - and at your convenience;

You get a wealth of knowledge you can refer to and use for training your guys - over and over;

The price of admission is less than the cost of a drum of hydraulic oil;

You only have to pick up one thing to recover this modest investment;

If you respond immediately, you get a FREE one-hour consult with me valued at $250. And I'd be surprised if during this consult I can't point out something which will more than save you the cost of the entire program;

In the unlikely event you're not absolutely delighted, I'll cheerfully refund your investment in full; and

If after 12 months of using my techniques you can't see evidence that you've saved at least $2,000, tell me and I'll still give you your money back.

What could be fairer than that?

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So don't wait - act now to claim your fast response bonus valued at $250 and start saving on your hydraulic equipment operating costs.

Yours for better hydraulics knowledge,

Brendan Casey

P.S. #1 Like everyone else on the supply side of the hydraulics industry I make a hellava lot more from maintenance failures than I do from failure prevention. My fee for sorting out the maintenance disaster described in the above case study ran to five figures. And I get offered more of this type of work than I can take on. I don't tell you this to brag, but to make the point that I really don't mind if you sit on your hands. But understand the price of doing nothing is much, much higher than taking action today.

P.S. #2 Don't forget, by responding right away, you get a FREE one-hour consult with me - valued at $250 and I'd be surprised if during this consult I can't point to something which will more than save you the cost of your entire investment in this program. But be quick, because I can't do this for everyone.

P.S. #3 And remember, as Benjamin Franklin once said: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

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