Hydraulic systems rely on a series of seals to maintain the pressure in the system and keep the fluid inside. They also keep air from entering, because they close the gap between pipe joints and other connections. Unfortunately, those seals are not infallible. They are vulnerable to wear, deterioration, damage, and general failure. If you've spotted a leak in your hydraulic system and need to replace a seal, it's important to be sure that you get the right one.
Excavators have been around for a long time, dating back to steam-powered machinery. There have been many evolutions to the basic excavator design. Each iteration has allowed greater efficiency or expanded their capabilities.
Many of the changes have been driven by a desire to take advantage of more modern fuel sources or increased digging precision. Two of the most recent innovations are described here.
Compact, Electricity-Powered Excavators
Increasingly, you are seeing alternative fuel usage for city, municipality, and construction vehicles.
If you regularly use an air compressor at your construction company's worksite, you may notice that it no longer has pressure high enough to run your impact tools or fully inflate your heavy duty equipment's tires. If so, use the following three-step guide to troubleshooting the issue with your air compressor's pressure level.
Step 1: Check the Hose for a Leak
When your air compressor loses pressure and is not blowing out enough air, the issue may not be with the compressor itself.
As your small construction company starts to take on new jobs and larger projects than you're used to, you might need to think about how you'll get heavy equipment to use for those purposes. You may not be prepared to purchase all the equipment you need, but renting can be an attractive solution for many of the machines that you'll use on different sites. Consider these heavy equipment rental issues so that you can be prepared for and satisfied with the equipment.
Are you the owner of a plant? Over the past few years, you may have experienced growth a number of times, and are now looking to expand the business even further. If it feels like you and your employees are running out of space to complete daily tasks, it may be time to move the plant to an entirely new location where everyone will have enough space to move around freely while operating heavy machinery and completing the long list of tasks that must get done each day.