Six Signs Your Hose Is In Need of Hydraulic Repair
Hoses and fittings are key to your hydraulic systems, and looking after them is important. There simply isn’t any easy answer to the question of how long hydraulic hoses will last. It all depends on the quality of the hose and its hydraulic fittings, as well as how they’re being used, and under what circumstances. A general rule is to look into replacing your hydraulic hoses and fittings every one to two years, with some room for manoeuvring.
It pays to keep a logbook of all replacements and hydraulic repairs, and any equipment failures that occur. Over time, this provides you with an accurate idea of the real lifespan of the hydraulic hoses you’re using. As well as with scheduled replacements, you need to take a proactive stance towards keeping a lookout for wear and tear in your hydraulics.
In over 80% of hose failures, the culprit is external damage such as kinking, pulling, crushing or abrasion. These stresses don’t always happen uniformly over time. There is always the possibility of your hoses being pushed to breaking point well ahead of its scheduled replacement. Some preventative maintenance can help keep this in line.
What Are The Signs Your Hoses Are In Need of Hydraulic Repair?
Let’s take a look at six sings that your hoses are in need of hydraulic repair.
- Exposed wire;
- Crushed hoses;
- Cracked fittings
- Kinks in the hose;
- Extensive hose damage; and
- Oil leaks around your hose, among others.
At Turnkey Hydraulics, we’ve worked hard to grow into one of the leading suppliers and manufacturers of hydraulic equipment in Southern Africa. Aside from supplying the best equipment available today, we also take care of hydraulic repairs on an extensive variety of products. Where repair work is undertaken, we always strive to repair items to manufacturer specifications.
Hydraulic Repairs with A Fast Turnaround Time
All our work is also performed in the shortest period of time possible. All repair work is tested thoroughly, ensuring the product is as good as new when it leaves our premises. This is just one more reason to entrust all your hydraulic repairs to us.
To learn more about us, and for all the information needed to make an informed decision regarding your hydraulic repair needs, simply contact our team of seasoned professionals today. We look forward to helping you get even more from your hydraulic investments.