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Hydraulic Distributors' Latest Projects & News

Keep up to date with all of our latest projects and updates. As a full service hydraulic engineering, maintenance, spare parts & repair capable company we are always working on something!


Business Relocation

September 14, 2020  •  News

After 35 years being based out of Penrith, Hydraulic Distributors has relocated to a new North Western Sydney premises. As of Monday 31st of August 2020 Hydraulic Distributors has  [...]

Example of connected hydraulic hoses

5 Factors to Consider when Selecting a Hydraulic Hose

June 9, 2020  •  Blog

Whether you are replacing an existing hose, or building a new system, you’ll need to select a hose of the correct pressure rating, diameter, and length and with the best material properties for [...]

5 Ways To (Safely) Troubleshoot Your Hydraulic Equipment

April 7, 2020  •  Blog

Machines break and malfunction all the time. We’ve all seen situations where the machine’s problem was so simple and detectable that an expensive assistance call to troubleshoot a loose ph [...]

Installed PTO and Pump on Car Carrier

PTO and Pump Install on Car Carrier

March 10, 2020  •  Recent Projects

Recently our team supplied a PTO and pump install on a car carrier that had been using a 24 volt DC powerpack. Whilst completing the repairs our engineers also diagnosed and replaced a damaged hose. T [...]

50 Tonne Hydraulic Press

Cylinder Repairs on 50 Tonne Press

March 10, 2020  •  Recent Projects

This month our engineers were in the workshop repairing a hydraulic cylinder on a 50 tonne press that had been leaking. Our team later returned the cylinder to site, rectified a leaking flange on a se [...]

Ship crane being lifted

3 Hydraulics Maintenance Tips to Reduce Downtime in 2020

January 21, 2020  

Unscheduled downtime can create greater issues than just damaged or unreliable equipment. Site closures and delays in progress can be extremely costly, so it is essential to have the necessary pr [...]

Truck with mounted crane

Repaired Fittings on Truck Mounted Crane

January 21, 2020  •  Recent Projects

Last fortnight the HD team removed and repaired broken fittings in the lift cylinder on an older truck mounted crane. This involved removing broken fittings from the port and manufacturing a new fitti [...]

Leak on Network Cabling Truck

January 21, 2020  •  Recent Projects

In December our engineers set to work rectifying a leak at the front and rear of a network cabling truck. This job included installing a new 27cc gear pump, solenoid valve, body, coil, reducer valve, [...]

Refitting Cylinder on Skip Bin Truck

January 21, 2020  •  Recent Projects

Last month our team removed and refitted a cylinder to a skip bin truck that had been experiencing severe hydraulic oil leakage. The job included manufacturing a new rod, supplying and installing [...]

Filter Housing Replacement

December 10, 2019  

Last week our engineers were called out to inspect a filter housing on a blow mould machine that had been experiencing slow operation. The team identified the need for a replacement filter, which wa [...]

PK 18002 EH Crane Repairs

December 10, 2019  

Last week we carried out repairs to a PK 18002 EH crane fitted to a vehicle. Using a chain link, a temporary repair was carried out on the leg chain. Under Hydraulic Distributor’s care, the [...]

10 Tips for Storing and Cleaning Elastomer Seals

November 4, 2019  •  Blog

Elastomer seals are built to handle a wide range of demanding hydraulic applications, however  improper storage conditions can drastically reduce a seal’s potential shelf life. A seal&rsquo [...]

Leak on Franna Crane

October 29, 2019  •  Recent Projects

Last week we had a Franna Crane arrive at the workshop with a suspected leak on the crane. We were able to repair the leak and replace the pipe with a hose, having the truck up and running again  [...]

Repair of 400 Tonne Press

October 21, 2019  •  Recent Projects

This month the team were called out to repair a 400 tonne press that had been experiencing issues with stalling on retraction. After the initial inspection of all three presses, the team returned to s [...]

Relief Valve Repairs on Debarker

October 14, 2019  •  Recent Projects

During October the team repaired a faulty relief valve on a debarker. The problem occurred due to the relief valve being worn and obsolete. The job involved manufacturing a special relief valve a [...]

3 Reasons to Select Genuine Hydraulic Parts Over Aftermarket

August 27, 2019  •  Blog

When it comes to hydraulic component repair, you may be uncertain as to whether you should purchase genuine or aftermarket parts. For example, should Dynapower motors and pumps be replaced with genuin [...]

Mitsubishi Crane Repairs in New Zealand

July 23, 2019  •  Recent Projects

In early July our engineers were called to New Zealand to investigate the slew bearings on cranes no.2 and 3 on a bulk carrier. This job included a rocking test on all four of the cranes and greasing [...]

4 Reasons Your Hydraulic Hoses are Failing (Plus the Correct Way to Find and Fix Leaks)

July 11, 2019  •  Blog

Hydraulic hoses are considered one of the major sources of maintenance intervention and unfortunately, accidents, as well. They are manufactured based on strict industrial standards, dictated by the S [...]

Hydraulic Distributors appointed Mitsubishi Australian Agent for Marine Steering

April 2, 2019  •  News

Following a successful visit with Mitsubishi in Japan during October 2018, our team are pleased to annouce that Hydraulic Distributors have been appointed the Australian Agent for Mitsubishi Heav [...]

Hunter Valley Mining Operation

May 1, 2019  •  Recent Projects

After nine years of continued use, our team serviced and upgraded a powerpack for emergency operation of the hoist and steering to prevent breakdown for a Hunter Valley mining operation. Back in 20 [...]

Bulk Carrier Crane Repairs

April 22, 2019  •  Recent Projects

In April our team were called out to New Zealand to assess and repair defects that were reported with the controls on cranes no 2 &  4, and damage to crane no. 3, on a bulk carrier. Neutral s [...]

Hydraulic Oil and Extreme Weather Conditions: How Oil Viscosity Keeps Machinery Moving

June 25, 2019  •  Blog

What is Viscosity? Viscosity is a measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow. The ISO Viscosity Grade defines an oil’s resistance to flow at a temperature of 40c. The viscosity of any oil [...]


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