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Restoring Water-Damaged Compact Equipment

by Jim Strong | Sep 09, 2021 |

hydraulic fluid, hydraulic flush, planetary flush

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If your compact equipment was damaged by floodwaters, here are some tips on how to address the damage.


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Water Contamination: Ingression, Removal, and Prevention

We've talked about foaming hydraulic fluid, but what if it's cloudy? Then your problem is water contamination. Read on how to learn its effects, how it gets in, how to remove, and how to prevent it.

 

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Entrained Air: Basic Facts You Need to Know

The most problematic form of hydraulic air contamination is entrained air. In this post, we talk about why it's a problem, what causes it, and how you can prevent it.

 

Foaming Hydraulic Fluid: What You Need to Know

Foaming hydraulic fluid isn't a big deal, right? Well, you might want to think again. If left unaddressed, it can lead to problems that can even affect your final drive motor. Here are the basics on foaming and what you can do about it.

This is the second of a multi-part series about air contamination of hydraulic fluid.

Here is Part 1: Types of Air Contamination in Hydraulics


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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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Winterizing Construction Equipment

It's suddenly gotten pretty cold here in Texas where we are located, but we have customers from all of the country that have to deal with cold weather issues at temperatures far lower than what we ever get. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to take a look at how to keep your equipment running in genuinely cold weather.

 

 


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Danger of a Dry Starting a Hydraulic Motor

Did you know you can invalidate the warranty of your final drive motor if you make the mistake of dry starting it after you’ve just installed it? Read on to learn what a dry start it, how it can damage your motor, and how to keep it from happening to you.

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Interesting Facts about Hydraulic Fluid

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 13, 2019 |

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Hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood of your hydraulic system, whether it's in your skid steer loader or a massive hydraulic shovel. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at some interesting facts about hydraulic fluid, including its origins and the importance of proper disposal.


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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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Interesting Places to Find Hydraulic Systems

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 27, 2019 |

Hydraulic Motors, Hydraulics, hydraulic fluid

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When it comes to technical advice, the Shop Talk Blog tries to focus on mobile hydraulic equipment such as skid steers, CTLs, and excavators. We do try to cover some topics that are related to hydraulics but not necessarily directly tied to compact equipment. In this blog post, we are doing just that with some examples of interesting places to find hydraulic systems at work.

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