Boris to ban old construction plant in London

Tough new planning regulations to cut construction equipment emissions and improve air quality in the capital have been announced by Mayor Boris Johnson. London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans to cut construction machinery emissions in the capital by targeting old bulldozers, diggers and other polluting building site machinery. Any construction equipment more than 10…

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Latest tractor emissions rules will run to 2020

Thought that the long-running push by regulators to clean up the exhausts of tractors and other farm machinery was nearly over? Then, think again, because it looks like Stage V (Tier 5) is set to be the next set of exhaust cleanliness hoops that engine manufacturers will have to jump through to meet EU standards.…

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HH recommended system sampling frequency chart

We are often asked “at what frequency should I sample oil?” As a broad guide the table above can be used. If problems are suspected or if a machine is ‘mission critical’ then more frequent sampling is a sensible precaution! In all sampling situations it is vital that the machine is in operation or has…

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A bit of background information on hydraulic flow

Flow of hydraulic fluids in pipes and hoses can be classified into one of three phases which are laminar, transition and turbulent flow. Laminar Flow Laminar flow, sometimes known as streamline flow, occurs when a fluid flows in parallel layers, with no disruption between the layers. At low velocities the fluid tends to flow without…

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Oil change tips and fixes

With any oil change, the aim should be to remove as much of the old fluid as possible. There are some simple steps that can be taken to maximize the amount of oil coming out of the system.

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First aid for oil

Healthy hydraulics partner Filtertechnik has just published a useful guide to the issues surrounding dirty oil and oil filtration.

You can download the guide here!

First aid for fuels

Healthy hydraulics partner Filtertechnik has just published a useful guide to the issues surrounding dirty fuel and fuel filtration.

You can download the guide here!