Month: May 2017

Five Ways to Make Your Job Site More Productive

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One of the biggest ways to go over budget and get behind on a job is time-wasting activities. Makes sense, of course, but the problem for some businesses is identifying those time wasters – and stopping them before they start. Here are the five biggest factors that lead to wasted time, and more importantly, ways …

What you need to know about Clean Diesel ISO standards

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We get a lot of questions about ISO standards – and some of the most common questions are about clean diesel, or ISO 4406. The standard 4406 basically calls for a quantifiable measurement of particulate contamination to achieve a maximization of equipment performance and minimize repair and replacement issues and expenses. But, there’s a lot more that …

What’s the Difference Between AN and AND Fittings?

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A common question we get is, “What is the difference between AN and AND fittings?” It can be a particularly confusing area, so you’re not alone. It’s confusing for some because AN fittings are Air Force – Navy Aeronautical Standard fittings and AND fittings are Air Force – Navy Aeronautical Design Standard fittings. Kinda close, right? Let’s take …

Top 6 Reasons Hoses Fail

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Nothing lasts forever. Sadly, many of the reasons a hose fails has less to do with product life cycle and more to do with avoidable mistakes. Proper hose maintenance can lengthen the life of the hose and keep your equipment up and running. Let’s take a look at the most common reasons hoses fail – and …

How Do I Choose Hydraulic Fittings?

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Three Things To Know When Choosing Hydraulic Fittings Trying to choose the right hydraulic fitting can sometimes feel like you are on a game show. Close your eyes, turn around three times and pick one. The best you can hope for is that the one you land on is not a complete fail. With all …