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According to research conducted by Hydrotechnik (UK) Limited more than 75% of hydraulic system components supplied by UK dealers for construction equipment is to replace worn or damaged components. The cause of 80% of the wear and damage of the original components can be traced to improper operation and maintenance and a lack of systematic testing.

The cost to the industry is estimated to be over £20m p.a. Most machine owners and operators know that hydraulic oil contaminated with water, air, dirt, or metallic particles damages hydraulic components and yet few take any meaningful steps to set oil cleanliness levels for their equipment or to identify and remedy hydraulic oil contamination. Research commissioned by Hydrotechnik (UK) Limited shows that over 66% of construction equipment in the UK is operating with hydraulic oil that warrants an ‘amber or red alert’ and over 90% of equipment is being operated with too high a level of water in the hydraulic oil!

Flow Turbine RE 4, performance and versatility

The flow measurement turbine RE4 is one of the most useful pieces of condition monitoring equipment. Recommended for use with Hydrotechnik measurement equipment and displays the RE4 can be used to measure temperature, pressure and flow. It is an ideal tool for use with large earthmoving equipment. Technical data • Viscosity range: 1 to 270…

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ANDREW JORDAN AND PIRTEK JOIN WORKS MG SQUAD

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek will mount a bold new bid for BTCC success in 2015 after securing a lead place in the works MG team with Triple Eight Racing. Jordan, the 2013 BTCC champion, and Pirtek will move to the car and team that took the 2014 manufacturers’ title in a major new phase of…

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JCB PUTS ITS BADGE ON TEREX DUMPERS

JCB is launching a range of site dumpers under an OEM supply agreement with Terex. The JCB 3T Front Tip. (Pictured below is the 6T Front Tip.) Above: The JCB 3T Front Tip. (Pictured below is the 6T Front Tip.) The JCB site dumper line-up will be based around four big-selling weight classes between one…

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COUNTDOWN TO PLANTWORX

Plantworx, the CEA’s construction equipment show is now less than 3 months away! The second Plantworx will be held at a new location, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire. All the leading brands in construction equipment, including Cat, JCB, Bobcat, Bomag, Doosan and Kotatsu, will be exhibiting at the 3 days show, June 2nd to 4th.…

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GLOBAL BRAND, BOBCAT, STRENGTHENS TELEHANDLER LINE-UP

New 13-14 m Telescopic Handlers aimed at the Rental Industry At Intermat 2015 (Paris April 20-25), the Bobcat stand will provide the stage for the global launch of several new telescopic handler models from the company. The first of the new telehandlers is the new TL358 6 m lift height compact telehandler, (shown in the…

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DOOSAN CoreTMS TELEMATICS

Doosan has launched an upgraded telematics package for the company’s full line of heavy equipment. Standard on all new ‘dash-5’ excavators and wheeled loaders, Doosan CoreTMS Telematics is a response to customer’s demand for machine-to-machine communication and remote equipment monitoring. Customers buying new Doosan ‘dash-5’ machines will be given a free 3 year subscription to…

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DOOSAN ANNOUNCE WIDE RANGE OF NEW DASH-5 EXCAVATORS

Doosan is set to make an impact, when they officially launch the new Dash-5 range of excavators at the International exhibition Intermat, which takes place in Paris from the 20th to the 25th of April. This latest generation of Doosan excavators has been designed to meet European stage 4 of emission regulations, to achieve this…

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DIAGNOSTICS FOR CONSTRUCTION PLANT

Leading business to business title Construction Plant News has just published a detailed article on machinery diagnostics a vital part of the process of keeping equipment healthy! Hydrotechnik diagnostic equipment is available through the Pirtek network, well know in construction plant circles as the market leader in on-site hose replacement, who can also offer advice.…

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