Are You Ready For A Mobile Hydraulics Unit?

If you are interested in a mobile hydraulics station, there’s a better-than-average chance you already have a hydraulics station in your main hub, and it probably works pretty well for you.

But mobile hydraulics stations are nothing new. Most people go about their day and never notice the trucks on the road that pass them with crimpers attached to the back.

But it’s not just the crimper that matters. You need the proper fittings and the hose at your fingertips. So just having a pickup truck isn’t enough. Making sure to have proper storage for those items if you are going from job to job, instead of stopping back at the office, is important because it not only saves you time, it saves you money.

One customer in the oil industry that is serviced by Kimball Midwest has a full trailer setup that the customer hauls from rig to rig so he can make repairs whenever and wherever he needs to on some of the biggest, most powerful and dirtiest hoses in the world.

The customer saw the value in creating a portable hydraulics workstation, saying “the drilling sites are sometimes hours away from the shop. To have the ability to fix hoses onsite is a huge financial savings.

“I do not have the luxury of downtime when a hose breaks, I need to replace it now.”

But it isn’t just big operations that need mobile units. Even a single mobile mechanic who knows their way around making a hose or fixing brake lines might see the benefit in owning a mobile hydraulics unit.

There’s a lot to know about hydraulics, and you aren’t alone when it comes to getting that information.

Here are several blog posts that can teach you how to maintain your equipment – mobile or stationary – and operate it safely when you are ready to go:

Stationary Hydraulic Systems: Maintenance and Safety

Do It Yourself: In-House Hydraulic Assemblies

The Importance of Using the Same Manufacturer for All Hydraulic Parts

Are You Maintaining Your Hydraulic System?

Preventative Maintenance Can Save You Time and Money

The Key Elements of a Hydraulic Hose Assembly

If you need someone who can keep you going, keep your machines running or keep other people in business with little to no downtime, we can help you Find A Rep.

Tags: DOT, Hydraulic Systems, Fluid Flow, mobile crimper

Stationary Hydraulic Systems: Maintenance and Safety

Your stationary hydraulics system is critical equipment for your business operations. That’s why it’s important to make sure the equipment and components are functional and well-maintained, not only because it saves you time and money, but because it helps keep your employees safe. Maintaining your hydraulics equipment offers many benefits – some you probably have thought of, and others you haven’t.
Tags: Hydraulics, How To, Hydraulics, Hydraulic Systems, Hydraulic Hose, Quality Products, OSHA, Fluid Flow

Use the Right Adapters and Fittings on Your Hydraulic Hoses

You already know everything you need to know about hydraulic hoses since you undoubtedly read last week's blog post "Hydraulic Hose: What You Need to Know". Now, you are ready to learn about hose fittings and adapters.

Tags: Hydraulics, How To, Hydraulic Systems, Hydraulic Hose, Quality Products, Education, Hose, Fluid Flow