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Hydraulic Fluid: Just the Facts

Hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood of a hydraulic system, whether that hydraulic system is on a full-size excavator or a small skid steer loader. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss all things hydraulic -- hydraulic fluid, hydraulic contamination, hydraulic flushing, and hydraulic injection.


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Should I Change or Flush My Hydraulic Fluid?

Do you know when you should change your hydraulic fluid? When do experts advise that you flush your hydraulic system?  Get the details in this blog post about whether you should change or flush the hydraulic fluid on your heavy or compact equipment.

 


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Hydraulic Fluid Questions for Newbies

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 18, 2017 |

Hydraulic System, Hydraulics

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In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss some questions about hydraulic fluid that are for people new to hydraulics. We've tried to track down some practical answers to very common real-world questions, like whether hydraulic fluid will kill grass, and what to do when hydrualic fluid gets on asphalt.

How to Flush Your Hydraulic System

 
There is a big difference between replacing hydraulic fluid and flushing the system. Replacing hydraulic fluid only involves draining old fluid and adding new fluid; flushing the entire system is much more thorough, and aids in eliminating both contaminants and old fluid . In an ideal world, fluid would only ever need to be replaced . However, there are situations in which the hydraulic system really needs to be flushed . In this Shop Talk Blog post, we will discuss the why and how of flushing the hydraulic system on your construction equipment .

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