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Benefits of Hydraulic Fluid Analysis for Equipment Fleets of All Sizes

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 25, 2020 |

Hydraulic Contamination

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In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about the benefits of fluid analysis hydraulic equipment fleets -- even if you only have a small fleet.


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Hydraulic Contamination Failure Categories: What You Need to Know [Infographic]

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 18, 2020 |

Final Drive Failure, Hydraulic Contamination

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Not all contamination related failures are catastrophic --
but if the symptoms are ignored, they will be!

 


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Commonly Asked Questions About Hydraulic Fluid Analysis

Quite a few things can happen to the hydraulic fluid that powers your compact equipment, including contamination and aging. Even if you don’t have a fleet of equipment you’re responsible for, you still need to know the basics about hydraulic fluid analysis. To that end, here are answers to five commonly asked questions about hydraulic fluid analysis.


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Why You Should be Concerned about Hydraulic Contamination

How serious is hydraulic contamination? Can it really damage your machine? Can you risk ignoring it?


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Results of Hydraulic Contamination

Hydraulic contamination is a serious problem for final drive motors, and even more so for newer models that have tighter clearances. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss some of the results of hydraulic contamination and how to prevent them. It's easier than you may think!

 


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Compact Excavators and the Zombie Apocalypse

If you’re thinking ahead, you probably know that you need to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse. If you plan to build shelters and clean up zombie bodies, then you need to make sure your compact excavator is ready for the first outbreak and beyond.

 

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Advancements in Hydraulic Motor Design: Clearances

The most modern hydraulic motor designs include clearances that are much smaller than those of older models. These smaller clearances, while providing even better efficiency and performance, can cause their own share of problems. That’s the topic of this Shop Talk Blog -- as well as how to deal with the problems that result from reduced clearances.

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Worst Final Drive Motor Fails: Radial Piston Hydraulic Motor

In our continuing discussion on some of the worst final drive motors fails we’ve seen here at Texas Final Drive, allow us to present a very badly scarred radial piston hydraulic motor. This final drive was totaled -- there is just no coming back from this kind of damage.


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When To Change Your Hydraulic Fluid

In past blog posts, we’ve talked about when to flush your hydraulic system. As you probably know, there is a major difference between flushing a hydraulic system (which involves a great deal of time, quite a bit of hydraulic fluid, and multiple filter changes) and merely changing out the fluid. Still, it seems, there is some confusion about when to change out your hydraulic fluid, and manufacturer guidelines can be a bit misleading.


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The Basics of Cavitation

The effects of cavitation are usually pretty easy to identify -- it causes a metal surface to have a pitted, crater-like appearance. What happens when cavitation takes place, and how it actually causes damage to normally resistant metals, isn’t quite as well known. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll be talking about what causes cavitation and why it can result in so much damage.


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