Keeping your equipment running better, longer

Every kid knows if you want your toys to last, you have to take good care of them. That same rule applies to the worksite equipment that keeps you productive day-in and day-out as well. Although visual inspections and cleaning take some time, a few minutes here and there can save you hours, days and sometimes weeks in the end. Planned maintenance is almost always more efficient than unplanned machine downtime.

“The couple minutes that it takes to do the maintenance is well offset by the relieved downtime,” says Buck Storlie, product line manager at ASV. “As an operator, you want to go to work and have a day where things operate smoothly and work well.”

“If an operator sees something broken on the machine, they need to report it immediately,” says Tyler Smith, product training manager for Volvo Construction Equipment. “When something breaks, it is usually more cost-effective to stop the machine, get the repair taken care of and then put it back to work rather than risk having an accident or damaging the machine.”

“Routine inspection and daily maintenance are key to avoiding unnecessary repairs,” says Matt Goedert, solutions marketing manager with John Deere Construction & Forestry. “In addition, undercarriage maintenance is important to the mobility and productivity of a machine. Ignoring track maintenance will ultimately increase the operating cost.”

A good daily routine, says Storlie, is to include a walk-around inspection. Whether performed at the beginning of the shift or to wrap up the day, it should include a check on things like fluids and ensure that greaseable joints are lubricated and that wear items like hoses and belts are at an acceptable level.

“This minimizes the need to return the machine to your shop or dealer midway through a project,” says Mike Fitzgerald, marketing manager with Doosan Bobcat North America.

“One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to daily maintenance is simply not doing the maintenance recommendations by the manufacturer,” explains Aaron Kleingartner, product and dealer marketing manager for Doosan Infracore North America. “Like anything, if you don’t care for it, it will gradually wear down and may not perform like it should. This is especially true with construction equipment because of the toll the machines take performing daily tasks.”

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Bobcat has introduced the new TL723 and TL923 telehandlers with redesigned cabs, turbo-charged Tier 4 engines, and easy access to service points.

With applications in agriculture, construction, landscaping, and snow removal, the TL723 and TL 923 are designed to be flexible, nimble, and precise. These new models, along with the TL619 launched in 2021, round out Bobcat’s R-Series telehandler lineup.

The TL723 runs on a 100-hp. engine, and the TL923 runs on a 135-hp. engine. Both of these new models come equipped with Bobcat’s Tier 4-compliant, turbocharged engine, built for efficiency and high-torque performance.

This new engine is designed for reliable cold weather starting, and is equipped with automatic ride control, which can reduce materials pillage and also allows operators to travel at faster speeds.

There are five operation modes to give operators choices for a variety of applications:

ECO mode allows the operator to maintain hydraulic performance without using the engine’s full power. Working at a lower rpm means less noise and lower fuel consumption.
Smooth Drive mode is for maneuvering across job sites with mild acceleration and deceleration while carrying loads.
Dynamic Drive mode increases responsiveness of the telehandler’s acceleration and deceleration for traveling between tasks.
Flex Drive mode allows the operator to manage the engine speed independently from travel speed.
Advanced Attachment Control mode allows for full auxiliary hydraulic performance.

The redesigned cab builds upon the Bobcat tradition of operator-centered design with high visibility, focus on ergonomics, a suspension seat, efficient HVAC system, and an instrumentation panel that Bobcat equipment operators will find familiar across R-Series machines.

The new comfort-focused cabs on the TL723 and TL923 were designed to fit in with Bobcat’s R-Series styling, and incorporate enhanced visibility. Both models have a unique wrap-around rear-view window that gives operators a clear view of the side and rear of the machine. The boom is low-profile, sitting below the operator’s eye level for an open view of the surroundings. The redesigned engine basket sits lower for increased line of sight.


5 Tips to Improved Hydraulic Hammer Operation

Manufacturers offer plenty of instruction for operating their hydraulic breakers but their intense forces, range of materials broken, work conditions and carrier machines chosen make production without sacrificing attachment’s life as much finesse as it is science.

Any machine built to hit hard enough to break granite boulders will be hard on itself and anything connected to it. Even when they’re used as designed, they create punishing levels of vibration, dust and heat. Your excavator or loader’s hydraulic system is subject to those conditions too.

Tips in the operator’s manual are correct, but the difference between a job well done and misuse that accelerates the self-destruction of two machines can be a matter of inches.

1. Position and Reposition the Breaker
Setting the moil point in the middle of a big chunk of concrete or boulder usually invokes the classic breaker double-whammy – it’s not only less productive, but it’s also harder on the machines.

Operators need to get good at looking for cracks they can take advantage of, particularly near the edges of objects they’re trying to break. Position the tool at a 90-degree angle to the work surface, lean some of the carrier’s weight on the tool point and hit it with short bursts. If the material breaks, move the tool inward. If the target doesn’t break, reposition the breaker laterally and try another spot closer to the edge. Scoring along an edge can get the job done. With repositioning between short bursts as the watchword, the tool should be moving frequently.

After 15 to 30 seconds of hammering without penetration on one spot you’re no longer breaking, you’re trying to drill – not what breakers are made for. It can generate a lot of dust and heat (there’s a reason recommended breaker grease is rated for 500° F). Burrs around the tool point’s edges will start to mushroom. You can also get damage at the opposite end of the tool, where the piston impacts it. Risk escalates of a severe failure that could damage the piston or the breaker structure. Recoil transmitted to the carrier’s boom goes to work on pins and bushings, and the carrier’s hydraulic system is overworked by excess contamination and heat.

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Braided Hose Coupling Line Expands

The braided hose coupling line from Kurt Hydraulics has expanded to more than 743 styles and sizes. These compression-style hydraulic hose fittings feature RoHS-compliant plating that makes them ideal for a variety of industry applications and deliver superior performance, durability, and quality.

The braided hose couplings are available with many different end configurations, including SAE, metric and other styles. Available from ¼ in. I.D. to 1¼ in. I.D., the available variety will make it easy to find the right size and style for virtually all hydraulic applications.

These braided hose couplings are compatible with a wide variety of braided hydraulic hoses including Kurt Tuff Hose, SAE 100 R1, SAE 100 R2, SAE 100 R16, SAE 100 R17, and thermoplastic hoses (SAE 100 R7 and SAE 100 R8). All Kurt Hydraulics SAE fittings are made in the USA and available through a network of distributors and integrators.

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U.S Hydraulic Hose and Fittings Market 2028 Opportunities, Applications, Drivers, Limitations, Companies, Countries, & Forecast

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In this article, you’ll learn what is the Difference Between Hydraulics and Pneumatic system. And also you can download the PDF file of this article at the end of it.

Difference Between Hydraulics and Pneumatic:

First, let’s start with hydraulics and pneumatic definitions.

Fluid mechanics is that branch of science that deals with the behavior of the fluids at rest as well as in motion. Pneumatics is a branch of engineering that makes use of gas or pressurized air.

Both hydraulics and pneumatics are the application of fluid power. In its fluid power applications, hydraulics is used for the generation, control, and transmission of power by the use of pressurized liquids.

What is Hydraulics?
Fluid can define as a substance that is capable of flowing and does not maintain its shape for a long time. Fluids have the ability to take the shape of the container depending on the surroundings and flow in a large area when the surroundings is removed.

In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms under applied shear stress. Fluids are a subset of the phases of matter and include liquids, gases, plasmas, and to some extent, plastic solids. Fluid such as water is used for the conversion of hydraulic energy into mechanical energy to do some useful work.

In the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning industry (HVAC), liquid such as water is used for the transmission of heat from one area to another. The fluid is a primary element of a hydraulic system, which obeys Pascal’s law to give fluid power.

Examples of Hydraulics systems: Jaws of Life, dump truck lifts, water guns, forklifts, cranes, etc.


Applications of Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Hydraulics and pneumatics will be a familiar topic for you. Both work using the same principle, Pascal’s law to generate force or motion. The major difference between these two power transferring technique is the medium used. For hydraulics, incompressible fluids are used and for pneumatics, compressed gases are used. The article Hydraulics and Pneumatics will be one useful article if you want to study the difference between these.

In general, hydraulic systems are used for precise controlling of large force applications and pneumatic systems for lightweight and speedy applications. Hydraulic-based components are made using steel and pneumatic components are made using plastics and non-ferrous materials.

Hydraulics and pneumatics have similar functions and working principle. The points provided here will help you to choose the right technique for your application.

  • Consider the environment of your application(temperature, pressure, etc..)
  • Hydraulics is more expensive.
  • Hydraulics utilize less energy than pneumatics
  • Hydraulic equipment requires a power pack for installation and pneumatic equipment can be plugged into a ring main.
  • Hydraulics is suitable for high-pressure applications
  • Hydraulics requires more complicated assemblies and repairing process.

Now, in this article, we can discuss applications of hydraulics and pneumatics. Most of the stationary or mobile equipment you use in your daily life is an application of hydraulics and pneumatics. It is impossible to mention each and every example. Some of the daily used hydraulics and pneumatics applications are listed below.

Hydraulics Applications
Industrial: Electrohydraulics is the mechanism used for controlling the industrial applications of hydraulics. Precise and fast response is an advantage of this. Plastic processing machinery, steel making and primary metal extraction applications, automated production lines, machine tool industry, paper industries, loaders, crushers, presses, textile industry machinery, etc. are some of the examples of industrial hydraulics.
Mobile Hydraulics: In mobile hydraulics, the hydraulic system is controlled manually. Building and construction equipment like cranes, excavators, backhoe, earth moving equipment, etc., tractors, irrigation system, material handling equipment, tunnel boring equipment, rail equipment, etc. are some examples of mobile hydraulics.
Automobiles: Hydraulics have many interesting applications in the automobile industry. Most of the important work using the principle of hydraulics. Power steering, shock absorbers, windshields, and brake are the common applications of hydraulics in vehicles. Two-post lifts and four-post lifts are used in the automobile industry to lift vehicles for servicing and inspecting.
Marine Applications: Hydraulics plays an important role in maintaining the stability and control of ships. Steering gears, bow and stern thrusters, engine room maintenance systems including pumps and jacks, deck machineries like cranes, winches, hatch covers, mooring drums and others are examples of hydraulics in the marine industry.
Aerospace Applications: Airplanes, rockets, spaceships, etc.. use hydraulic systems for various applications. Aerospace industry uses hydraulics for adjusting wings, retraction and extension of landing gears, opening/closing of doors, brakes, steering, etc.
Mining: Hydraulic fracturing is one of the advanced mining technology used for extracting unused gases/oils beneath the earth surface. In this approach, a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and other chemical additives are passed into the cracks.

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What is the Difference between pneumatics and hydraulics?

With the advent of the Covid 19 pandemic, there has been an acceleration toward automation. Packaging solutions and advances have also become important. Pneumatics plays a very large part in both automation and packaging as outlined below in the blog

Part of pneumatic technology is the use of compressed air for blowing, moving and cooling. The rugged nature and general low cost of compressed air products for these applications as well as the extremely low level of maintenance required have become more important criteria where downtime and maintenance costs have also risen dramatically especially when compared to more complex and expensive capital cost alternatives.

Pneumatic and hydraulic systems have many similarities. Both pneumatics and hydraulics are applications of fluid power. They each use a pump as an actuator, are controlled by valves, and use fluids to transmit mechanical energy. The biggest difference between the two types of systems is the medium used and applications. Pneumatics use an easily compressible gas such as air or other sorts of suitable pure gas—while hydraulics uses relatively incompressible liquid media such as hydraulic or mineral oil, ethylene glycol, water, or high temperature fire-resistant fluids. Neither type of system is more popular than the other because their applications are specialized. This article will help you make a better choice for your application by describing the two types of systems, their applications, advantages, and disadvantages. The load or the force that you need to apply, the output speed, and energy costs determine the type of system you need for your application.

What is Pneumatics?
Pneumatics is a branch of engineering that makes use of pressurized gas or air to affect mechanical motion based on the working principles of fluid dynamics and pressure. The field of pneumatics has changed from small handheld devices to large machines that serve different functions. Pneumatic systems are commonly powered by compressed air or inert gases. The system consists of interconnected set of components including a gas compressor, transition lines, air tanks, hoses, standard cylinders, and gas (atmosphere). The compressed air is supplied by the compressor and transmitted through a series of hoses. The air flow is regulated by manual or automatic solenoid valves and the pneumatic cylinder transfers energy provided by the compressed gas to mechanical energy. A centrally located and electrically powered compressor powers cylinders, air motors, and other pneumatic devices. Pneumatic systems are controlled by a simple ON/OFF switch or valve.

Most industrial pneumatic applications use pressures of about 80 to 100 pounds per square inch (550 to 690 kPa). The compressed air is stored in receiver tanks before it is transmitted for use. The compressors ability to compress the gas is limited by the compression ratios.


Pneumatic systems are typically used in construction, robotics, food manufacturing and distribution, conveying of materials, medical applications (dentistry), pharmaceutical and biotech, mining, mills, in buildings, and tools in factories. Pneumatic systems are primarily used for shock absorption applications because gas is compressible and allows the equipment to be less susceptible to shock damage.

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Global Hydraulic Cylinders for Small & Medium-sized Excavators Market 2021 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026

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According to our latest research, the global Hydraulic Cylinders for Small & Medium-sized Excavators size is estimated to be xx million in 2021 from USD 1895.1 million in 2020, with a change of XX% between 2020 and 2021. The global Hydraulic Cylinders for Small & Medium-sized Excavators market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% for the next five years.

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Market segment by Type, covers

Cylinder Diameter Less than 120mm

Cylinder Diameter Between 120mm-180mm

Cylinder Diameter More than 180mm

Market segment by Application can be divided into

1-10 Ton Excavator

10-25 Ton Excavator

25-50 Ton Excavator

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