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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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...