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Diesel Linked to Cancer

Diesel linked to Cancer: The EPA Thinks So Many products today are said to be linked to cancer, as time passes this list grows. The Environmental Protection Agency would love to add diesel emissions to this list and banish the petroleum diesel engine. It took a decade...

Gettin’ Hitched: Hook up and Go

Are you trailer savvy? Whether it is taking a boat to the lake or hauling farm equipment here are a few things to make the trip safe. Weight is the main factor in trailer safety. The total weight affects the sizes of safety chain, coupler and hitch balls as well as...

Fuel Farming

Several times in the last century, there have been fuel shortages in the U. S. Although a solution is found, the problem continues to reoccur which in turn makes our country vulnerable. Currently the United States imports 53% of its petroleum. This number is predicted...

Contamination

The useful life, performance and reliability of a hydraulic system can be directly related to the contamination level of the fluid. Understanding where contamination comes from is a major step towards getting the most from your hydraulic system. What enables...

Heat and Hydraulics

Heat and Hydraulics: Keeping it Cool (An explanation of why it is important to run your hydraulic system as cool as possible and near the recommended temperature range) Hydraulic oils are intended to lubricate and do the work at elevated temperatures. It is the...

Basic Hydraulics: Pump Volume

A pump is sized by how much oil is moved from the intake port to the outlet port per revolution. This size is described as CIR. (Cubic Inches per Revolution). Also, the size of a pump can be described in terms of GPM (Gallons Per Minute) at so many RPM (Revolutions...

Basic Hydraulics: Jacks & Pressure

Pressure = force (in pounds)/Area (square inches) We describe pressure as: X amount of PSI, Example: A round rod 1 1/8 inches in diameter has about 1 square inch of surface if stood on one end. Pushing with a force of 10 lbs downward, we would be exerting a pressure...

Basic Hydraulics

To help understand some basic concepts of hydraulics in relation to our use of machines using hydraulics to do work, we will do a series on basic hydraulics and understanding of principles and terms using graphics and text to help us see the principles applied....

Hydraulic Terms

We have compiled a comprehensive list of commonly used hydraulic terms which may prove helpful in purchasing, troubleshooting and repairing your hydraulic unit. Accumulator - A container in which fluid is stored under pressure as a source of fluid power. Actuator,...

Hydraulics: An Overview

R & D has published a number of newsletters relating to hydraulic systems. Because of the enthusiastic response we are publishing a series of articles that will walk you through basic hydraulic systems. They will familiarize you with a variety of components...

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