KEEP YOUR FLEET RUNNING CLEAN AND SMOOTH.
Your hydraulic fluid cycles through many parts and components in your mixer, as shown in the Mixer Hydraulic Fluid Cycle. Keeping your trucks’ hydraulic fluid in top shape is key to a healthy fleet. A filter maintenance schedule is just the beginning. Street Smart Contamination Control™ offers the components and solutions needed to monitor and maintain optimal fluid cleanliness taking your fleet to the next level.
Why monitor hydraulic contamination?
- 70% to 80% of all hydraulic system failures are directly related to contamination
- System efficiency can drop by up to 20% before an operator even detects a problem
- Optimal fluid cleanliness increases component life and lowers operative costs
Mixer Hydraulic Fluid Cycle
Service Guidelines for Hydraulic Oil Maintenance:
- Set up a filter maintenance schedule and follow it
- Periodically inspect the removed filter elements to examine for failure or for atypical contaminants (brass, rubber, etc)
- Keep the supply of oil and filters sealed and keep the area clean
- Never reuse fluid that has not been filtered and tested;
NOTE: Filtering used oil does remove contaminants but does not replace the additive package
- Always use clean containers, hoses and funnels when filling the reservoir
- Use precautions to keep contaminants out of ports, cavities and components that have been removed for service
- Keep all filters, sight gauges, filler caps and breathers tight and in good shape to prevent unnecessary contamination
- Make sure all fluids are well marked and everybody is keenly aware of the location of all critical fluids for each specific application
- All cylinders must be fully retracted when re-filling or topping any mixer hydraulic system
*Always read safety portion of manual before servicing equipment. These can be found by