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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!


Can a needle sized fluid injection injury lead to amputation?

April 26, 2022  •  Blog

Something everyone who works on or near hydraulic machines needs to be aware of are fluid injection injuries. The root cause of fluid injection injuries are pin-hole leaks in high-pressure hose, wh [...]

Beat The Heat: 3 Reasons You Might Experience High Fluid Temperature

February 8, 2022  •  Blog

When hydraulic fluids and lubricants are exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time, the fluids will begin to experience permanent deterioration and a major reduction in viscosity. T [...]

2021 Holiday Trading Hours

November 30, 2021  •  News

We are pleased to advise that our workshop and sales office will be open until 2pm on Friday 24th December 2021, reopening again in the new year at 8am on Tuesday 4th of January 2022. [...]

Six Reasons Your Hydraulic Pump Is Making Abnormal Noises

November 9, 2021  •  Blog

Everybody likes a quiet pump – it just does its job and doesn’t break down often. Although a noisy pump is often attributed to cavitation, not every abnormal noise suggests a pump is suffe [...]

What does Disneyland and a Hydraulic Cylinder have in common?

September 21, 2021  •  Blog

When you visit an amusement park you probably aren’t giving much thought to hydraulic cylinders. While you focus on having fun, hydraulic cylinders are hard at work, controlling the rides, provi [...]

Why is my Machine Leaking Hydraulic Fluid? 8 Common Reasons You Experience an Internal or External Leak

August 30, 2021  •  Blog

When it comes to hydraulic leaks it rarely rains, it pours. And even when a leak may seem minor, it can lead to excessive maintenance and operational costs, poor performance, a lack of reliability and [...]

7 Tips For Restarting a Hydraulic Pump After an Extended Shutoff Period

July 13, 2021  •  Blog

We are all aware of the importance of regular use in the maintenance of mechanical parts. It’s the reason we run the engine and air conditioning in a car every 2-3 weeks when a vehicle is going [...]

3 Considerations When Replacing a Hydraulic Cylinder

May 31, 2021  •  Blog

Hydraulic cylinders can be found in almost every industry, ranging from the food and beverage to marine shipping and construction. Replacing a cylinder may seem like the first option to prev [...]

Service Spotlight: Marine Hydraulic Repairs

May 3, 2021  •  Blog

Hydraulic systems are used throughout the marine industry, from winches on the deck to rudders for steering, automation and control systems, deck equipment, and critical valve systems. These powerful [...]

Hydraulic oil flush

Does your Hydraulic Oil Require a Change or Flush

April 6, 2021  •  Blog

NOTE: The advice provided in this article is not intended to supplement the services of a professional. The rigors of switching hydraulic oils may not be appropriate for the average hydraulic equipmen [...]

13 Preventative Maintenance Tasks To Minimise Component Failings

February 23, 2021  •  Blog

The basic foundation to perform proper maintenance on a hydraulic system has two areas of concern. Preventive maintenance is the regular and routine maintenance of equipment and assets in or [...]

4 Ways A Hydraulic Distributors Emergency Powerpack Protects Cost And Productivity

January 18, 2021  •  Blog

1) The Hydraulic Distributors’ emergency powerpack is an independent unit that allows basic haul truck operations at a reduced speed when the main engine has failed. These operations include [...]

Holiday Trading Hours 2020

December 14, 2020  •  News

At the start of 2020 our team were gearing up for another year of domestic and international travel with marine shipping and other large scale hydraulic projects on the cards. No one could have antici [...]

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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