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Is the Problem Really the Pump?

Let’s quickly review how to troubleshoot a hydraulic pump by looking at common symptoms and discussing the causes -- and whether the issue is even related to the pump.

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Glossary of Basic Symbols Found in Hydraulic Circuits


In order to interpret hydraulic circuit diagrams, it's important to know what the basic symbols are and what they mean. This post is meant for beginners, but can also serve as a good review and reference for those more experienced with reading hydraulic schematics.

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Does a Hydraulic Pump Create Pressure?

The topic of whether a pump creates pressure or fluid flow can generate quite a bit of debate! What do you think?

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4 Key Signs of Impending Pump Failure

Pumps are the heart of hydraulic systems, and when they quit working, your equipment is dead. That’s why it is so important for you to know the four key signs of an impending pump failure!

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The Hydraulic Pump Rebuild Process

by Jim Strong | Apr 30, 2020 |

Hydraulic Pumps, Charge Pump, Pump Rebuild


Here at Texas Final Drive, we don't just rebuild final drive motors -- we rebuild pumps, too. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the rebuild process we follow for restoring hydraulic pumps to their original manufacturer specifications and performance.

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Hydraulic Pump Failure

Your hydraulic pump is the heart of your machine, pumping fluid through your hydraulic system. Pump failures mean downtime and expensive repairs, but the sooner you recognize pump problems developing the easier it is to fix. In this Shop Talk blog post, we are going to discuss, we are going to discuss the most common signs and causes of hydraulic pump failure.

4 Questions Answered about Hydraulic Pumps

How much do you know about hydraulic pumps? In this Shop Talk Blog post, you will learn about the debate on whether pumps generate pressure, understand the meaning of a pump's pressure rating, recognize different types of pump efficiency, and learn the difference between head and pressure .

Hydraulic Fluid Injection - Do You Understand the Dangers?

Hydraulic fluid may seem relatively harmless to work with -- until it is pressurized. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to take a look at why hydraulic fluid under pressure is so dangerous, what happens when you come into contact with it, and what you can do to minimize those dangers when you're on the job.

Note: If you're working with pressurized hydraulic fluid and feel a prick (like electricity) on your skin, please seek medical attention right away.

Replacing a Hydraulic Pump? Consider These 4 Things Before You Do!

The main hydrostatic pump is what keeps your machine moving -- without hydraulic flow and pressure, your machine comes to a halt. Everything else may be in perfect operating order (including the final drive motors!), but work stops when the main hydraulic pump goes out. In this Shop Talk Blog post we are going to discuss some things you need to consider when it comes time to replace a hydraulic pump.

Eaton Hydraulic Pumps

 Texas Final Drive is excited to announce that we've started stocking Eaton Hydraulic Pumps

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