Some tips for storage and extensions of hydraulic equipment

EQUIPMENT STORAGE

Increase efficiency and protect your equipment by using good storage techniques.

Hydraulic equipment should be stored in a dry environment at temperatures above freezing. Store pumps and cylinders on a sturdy shelf and hoses in a rack. The hose rack shown below keeps hoses from becoming tangled and kinked. The rack can be made by cutting notches in a section of angle iron.

EXTENSIONS

In many situations, you will need to use extensions in your setup. The extension should be one rigid piece. When selecting extension material, keep in mind that hollow shapes are stronger that solid pieces.

REMEMBER:

Never have any loose pieces in your setup. Loose pieces may shift and fly out when pressure is applied. Use one-piece extensions or tack weld the pieces together.

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