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Filtration

Hydraulic Filtration and Contamination All hydraulic systems have a common need for protection from harmful contaminants. Good contamination control means cost effective filtration. Filtering out the particles large enough to be harmful to your system prevents damage and allows the longest possible equipment life. Minimizing maintenance costs through good contamination control practices requires...

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Leak Testing Hydraulic Cylinders

Broken and Bent Ram Shafts More often than not when the threaded stub (which holds the piston in place) breaks, we can install a larger grade (8) eight bolt to hold the piston to the chromed shaft. Great savings can be realized using this repair method. P.S.: We have straightened a countless number of chromed shafts over the years. So bring your bent shafts in for us to straighten and more than...

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Trailer Safety

Safety Facts and Suggestions for Trailer Loads or Towing 1. Make sure you always have an emergency road side kit, extra light bulbs, and fuses. Also, always have a working jack. 2. Always follow recommended inflation pressures. A good rule of thumb for safe tire tread is a minimum of ¼ inch depth. Inspect tires for signs of dry rot. A tire with dry rot is not dependable. Remember to have a...

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Synchronizing Cylinders

The following is an interesting article about a problem that has a great potential for damaging equipment that utilizes dual hydraulic cylinders that must act together. Problem: A dump truck owner noticed that his truck bed wasn’t raising evenly. One cylinder was not extending as far as the other, placing a lopsided load on the truck. He inspected the cylinders and other components for...

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Starting New Pumps

Starting Up New Pumps and Hydrostatic Transmissions for the First Time For long life and top efficiency, contaminants must be removed from your hydraulic system. Clean (flush) all hoses, fittings, reservoirs and components with clean, high flash point (hard to ignite) solvent. Blow dry with shop air. Fill the reservoir with clean manufacturerís recommended hydraulic fluid. The inlet suction line...

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