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Case Studies

At Hydraulic Distributors no two weeks are the same. Whether it’s completing maintenance on a super yacht, repairing a crane truck, sourcing an obsolete motor, or designing custom hydraulic solutions for our customers, we are always working on something interesting. Keep up to date with all our latest projects and updates.


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Waste bin truck cylinder repair

In the workshop during December we repaired a waste bin truck by removing both marelle cylinders and correcting their lengths. First the team disassembled and measured both cylinders, finding that [...]

Pump repair on bitumen crack sealing machine

Recently our team got to work fault finding on a hydraulic pump that was not working on a bitumen crack sealing machine. First, we tested the pump for operation and found the drive plate and coupli [...]

Hoist repairs on bulk carrier in Western Australia

Late last Tuesday we received a call to attend our customer’s bulk carrier in Kwinana Western Australia. By Wednesday Warren and Blake were in WA ready to carry out repairs to 4 Mitsubishi deck [...]

System repairs on Bonfiglioli metal chopper

During October our technicians have been repairing a Bonfiglioli SQ2000 HS metal chopper. The equipment had been experiencing overheating due to poor design that was providing insufficient coolin [...]

Emergency check valve repairs aboard super yacht

During September Warren travelled to Cabarita to inspect and rectify a defect in the steering on our customer’s super yacht. After some troubleshooting, he found that the service check valves we [...]

Mortuary scissor lift repairs

We often say it, but no two weeks are the same in our workshop. Recently our team worked to repair a scissor lift used to transfer coffins safely and respectfully within a mortuary. The scissor lif [...]

Bin lid lifting kit powered by cordless drill

In early 2022 our team designed a bin lift system that can be driven using a cordless drill. Our customer’s specification was that there is no power available on site, so thinking laterally our [...]

Autopilot steering on LNG tanker in Singapore

In 2014 we designed the autopilot steering on a LNG tanker in Singapore with the aim that it would remain failure-free with standard maintenance.  The system was design with Lloyd class approv [...]

Servicing deck cranes and supplying obsolete Brevini motor on cargo ship

A prime example of HD delivering when it comes to obsolete and difficult to obtain hydraulic parts. Earlier in the year we serviced a crane on our customer’s cargo ship whilst it was docked i [...]

Installed PTO and Pump on Car Carrier

PTO and Pump Install on Car Carrier

This project required our team to supply 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 re [...]

50 Tonne Hydraulic Press

Cylinder Repairs on 50 Tonne Press

For this job our engineers were in the workshop repairing a hydraulic cylinder on a 50 tonne press that had been leaking. Later our team returned the cylinder to site, rectified a leaking flange [...]

Truck with mounted crane

Repair Fittings on Truck Mounted Crane

For this hydraulic services our 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 manufactur [...]

Hydraulic Pump and Air Compressor Parts

Leak on Network Cabling Truck

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

Refitting Cylinder on Skip Bin Truck

During this project 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 [...]

Filter Housing Replacement

For this project 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 filt [...]

PK 18002 EH Crane Repairs

Our engineers 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, th [...]

Leak on Franna Crane

In this instance we had a Franna Crane arrive at the workshop with a suspected leak on the crane. With our swift diagnostics, we were able to repair the leak and replace the pipe with a hose, hav [...]

Repair of 400 Tonne Press

For this project 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 were ab [...]

Relief Valve Repairs on Debarker

At Hydraulic Distributors our team service a wide range of hydraulic equipment. In this instance the team repaired a faulty relief valve on a debarker. The problem occurred due to the relief valve bei [...]

Mitsubishi Crane Repairs in New Zealand

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 [...]

Hunter Valley Mining Operation

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

During April 2019 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. [...]


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