For plants which have many hydraulic systems, hydraulic cylinder services and maintenance expenses take up a significant chunk of the plant maintenance budget. A good number of breakdowns in hydraulic cylinders are caused by improper selection of hydraulic cylinder designs. In such cases, while the cylinder will perform the required job satisfactorily, it won't give you an acceptable service life compared with a cylinder that was designed for that specific application. The following are some design-related reasons behind frequent hydraulic cylinder breakdowns and how they can be addressed.
- Heavy equipment, especially those used in construction projects, often get dirty, muddy, grimy and oily rather easily. If you perform site restoration projects using clean fill, you should also be mindful of cleaning out the huge amount of unwanted foreign elements that may be drawn to your construction equipment. Here are some likely advantages of ensuring that construction equipment used in handling clean fill are cleaned on a regular basis.
- Hydraulic cylinder malfunction is something that everyone operating heavy machinery with a hydraulic system is familiar with. There are many reasons to why a hydraulic cylinder or its components could malfunction. One very common reason why you need hydraulic cylinder service is that the rods in the cylinders are bent. This is not always easy to spot, but it's very important that the hydraulic rods are as straight as possible for you to get as much as possible out of your machines.
- A heavy vehicle license is needed in Australia in order to operate certain vehicles that are heavier and larger than your standard passenger car, truck, or minivan. These licenses vary according to the type of vehicle, and to obtain a heavy vehicle license, you need to have certain qualifications yourself. Note a few commonly asked questions about obtaining a heavy vehicle license so you can ensure you're prepared for the exam and will be able to get the license that you need.