Spring is now officially here, and with it comes the promise of beautiful weather and new life. It’s also the perfect time to take stock of your possessions and equipment and make sure that everything is in tip-top shape. Just as you engage in routine spring cleaning in your home, the beginning of a new season is also a great opportunity to invest in some basic maintenance for your hydraulic system. With that in mind, here are six key tips to help ensure your hydraulic spring maintenance is as easy and effective as possible, courtesy of your hydraulic service in Minnesota:
- Analyze the oil: Your hydraulic machine relies on oil to keep in well lubricated and working properly. Analyzing oil from a clean, properly working part of your machine can offer a highly informative window into the state of your hydraulic technology. When analyzed properly, the oil will tell you how high your water contamination levels are, as well as what your oil shelf life is. This information can be very useful when deciding how to best care for your hydraulic machine.
- Change the filters: Just as you need to regularly change the filters in your automobile, your ventilation system and your heater or air conditioner, you also need to change the filters in your hydraulic system at least once a year. After all, your hydraulic machine attracts a lot of dirt, which can easily cause a lot of contamination buildup. A fresh filter will allow for maximum efficiency.
- Manage inventory: You ought to have a full stock of spare hydraulic parts and accessories, so you can be quick to replace any damaged parts and maintain maximum efficiency. During this round of spring maintenance, take the opportunity to ensure your inventory of spare parts is fully stocked and in quality condition.
- Update the system: If your hydraulic machine runs on and old or outdated system, troubleshooting and repairing it could easily turn into an expensive, time consuming nightmare. This spring, consider replacing the system altogether, so that you won’t have to face a major headache further down the road.
- Clean the system: There is a reason why spring cleaning is a widely known routine: because once a year, virtually everything in both your personal and work lives needs a good, thorough scrubbing. Your hydraulic system is no different—in fact, it probably needs a good cleaning more than anything else you own!
- Trust a professional: All of the above tips are great ways to get started on routine spring hydraulic maintenance. But only an experienced, fully certified professional has the resources and knowledge to ensure your hydraulic system is thoroughly and properly maintained. If you want to be able to rely on your hydraulic system for another year, invest in professional maintenance service.
For more advice and help with spring hydraulic maintenance, get in touch with M & M Hydraulic Company today. We are proud to be your locally owned and operated hydraulic service in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.