5 Essential Heavy Equipment Parts in a Hydraulic System

When it comes to getting the most out of your heavy equipment components, a hydraulic system is something that absolutely can't be overlooked or underestimated! A good hydraulic system will allow all of your heavy equipment parts to operate efficiently and help you accomplish any task required. It's very important to know the basics of hydraulic systems, down to each individual part, so that you know what to look for when it comes to possible repairs and replacements.

Listed below are just a few of the heavy equipment parts used in a hydraulic system, along with a few cool statistics about them!

  • Hydraulic cylinders: These are sometimes called linear hydraulic motors, and they're responsible for providing the pushing/pulling forces in a hydraulic system. The simplest systems can use cylinders in presses, but even the simplest hydraulic systems can have cylinders responsible for a large amount of force.
  • Cylinder barrels, heads, and pistons: These parts all go into the cylinder system and work together to create pressure zones. The barrel holds the cylinder pressure, the head encloses the pressure chamber, and the piston is responsible for separating pressure zones. Radial piston pumps can actually operate with high pressures, up to 700 bar!
  • Gear pumps: Many hydraulic systems use gear pumps. These allow the system to run smoothly, and they can handle pressures up to 250 bar.
  • Hydraulic hoses: Hydraulic hoses are some of the most common used Caterpillar parts and used Komatsu parts on the market today. These hoses are designed to fit the needs of a variety of different systems, and new hydraulic hoses are also developed to be cost-efficient and eco-friendly.
  • Hydraulic filters: Last but not least, it's important to make sure that any heavy equipment hydraulic cylinders and systems you use are kept as clean as possible! Hydraulic filters are one of the most effective ways of reducing contamination, which is pretty important considering that around 75% of all fluid power failures are caused by contamination.

When it comes to heavy equipment parts in hydraulic systems, you simply can't afford to let your equipment fall into disrepair -- every single piece is important!