The most valuable tool you might not have in your hydraulic toolkit.
If your company / rental location has Hydra-Tech Pumps in your arsenal, then you probably have a shop where the pumps and hydraulic power units can be serviced and maintained. If hydraulic power units and pumps are new to your organization, what are some of the basic tools that should be on hand to properly troubleshoot and service a hydraulic power unit?
In addition to a basic set of mechanic’s hand tools, a good standard and metric Allen wrench set, pipe wrenches, and clean rags are helpful to have available. Making repairs and doing periodic maintenance to a hydraulic power unit is important and both the service interval recommendations supplied by the engine manufacturer and Hydra-Tech Pumps should be followed closely to insure long life for your HPU.
When it comes to hydraulic power unit set up or troubleshooting, the most important tool that you can have on hand but probably can’t buy locally is a good flow control / flow meter setup. A flow control / meter will allow you to properly test the hydraulic flow of your hydraulic power unit, make adjustments to the hydraulic flow, and allow you to temporarily affect the hydraulic flow and pressure if you had hydraulic pumps or tools that you wanted to test in your shop. Without it you are only able to determine what pressure you are producing through the hydraulic pump coupled to the engine - not the gallons per minute of flow you are getting. This is especially important if you have a variable volume piston pump and want to make adjustments to the flow at a pressure that the HPU is delivering to your submersible pump / hydraulic tools. If you provide too much hydraulic flow to hydraulic motors on tools or pumps, you will most likely damage the motor.

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Hydra-Tech’s S3CSL submersible 3” hydraulic driven sand slurry pump includes a built-in agitator used for stirring up solids.  This powerful material mover has hardened alloy wear parts and is designed to be used in applications where settled solids must be put into suspension and pumped away with the discharge water. Primary applications include de-silting ponds, lakes and streams; other uses include filling sand bags to prevent beach erosion, tank and digester cleaning or pumping sediment from caissons. The S3CSL requires hydraulic inputs of up to 10 gpm @ 3000psi and when combined with our HT11 to HT20 open and sound attenuated power units, the S3CSL is capable of output flows to 450 gpm. For more information about Hydra-Tech’s hydraulically driven submersible pumps and hydraulic power units, please call 570-645-3779 or check out our website at
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