Your hydraulic system needs to be tightly sealed and free of contamination to do its best work and help you maintain maximum uptime. Our trained technicians at Hydraulic Express have experience with many types of hydraulic cylinders on various equipment models. We'll diagnose whether your hydraulic cylinder is leaking or damaged and recommend a custom repair or component replacement solution.
Hydraulic fluid contamination causes more than half of all hydraulic system failures, and it doesn't take much to be an issue — a teaspoon of dirt could contaminate an entire system. Contamination can cause a host of problems, including:
Once debris leaks into a hydraulic cylinder, your equipment's efficiency will wane over time. Additionally, a decrease in productivity can cause a spike in fuel consumption, making your machine more expensive to run but less effective overall.
Leaking and Damaged Hydraulic Cylinders
There are typically two reasons a hydraulic system may not be performing at its peak — internal leaking or damaged components due to corrosion or erosion. Contaminated fluid buildup often contributes heavily to damaging a hydraulic system's components.
Contamination control is crucial to hydraulic health. We employ the Caterpillar comprehensive contamination control program, including the fluids, tools and certified clean repair facilities, to conduct effective hydraulic repairs. When you bring us your cylinders, we will thoroughly disassemble, wash and examine your parts to determine how to provide the most effective repair for your situation:
Once we've determined the extent of the issue, we will recommend a plan of action and prepare a quote for you to review. With your approval, we'll get to work on your custom repair solution. Our process starts with reassembling your hydraulic cylinder, after which we will perform comprehensive testing and hand-clean it before giving it a fresh coat of paint.
Our expert technicians use OEM replacement parts in all repairs — and we exceed OEM expectations with all of our replacement and repair services. We'll keep your fleet in working order so you can maintain productivity and maximize output.
Call us at our Charlotte or Ashville locations today or contact us online about scheduling a fast, dependable hydraulic repair near you.