Because they are a valuable investment, hydraulic cutting and crimping tools should be used properly and maintained regularly.
Hydraulic tools are the biggest and most complex items in a contractor’s tool chest. They are certainly the most expensive and the costlier to replace on a regular basis. As such, good preventive care and maintenance will extend tool life and increase worker productivity. By investing a little time in staff training and nominal amounts of money for maintenance, you’ll be repaid many times over with good hydraulic tool performance.
The following guidelines should help you in maintaining these valuable tools.
The primary cause of premature hydraulic tool failure is dirt and contamination. Usually, pistons and rams are the areas on a remote head where dirt and contamination enter (unless the hydraulic fluid reservoir is left opened; a procedure generally not recommended in a field operation). As such, these are the …