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You want to know, we tell you. Here, we share what’s going on in the world of hydraulics, pneumatics, and more. We share what your favorite brands, like Parker Hannifin, are up to. And we help you save money, work smarter, and get better products. Learn it all here at MFCP.

 

Hydraulic-Pump Power: Considering the Specifications of Your Next Update

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Hydraulic pumps are found in numerous industries, from manufacturing parts to drilling for oil. They provide the necessary pressure for a machine to operate on a continual basis. However, these complex parts don’t last forever. They can break down under tough conditions. You may simply want an upgrade at some point. Take a moment to …

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Just 2 Weeks Away! Join Us at the Oregon Logging Conference

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We’re big logging fans here at MFCP, and our team is heading to Eugene Thursday, February 22nd for the 80th Annual “Logging, Construction, Trucking & Heavy Equipment Expo.” One thing we know our logging customers need: heavy duty, professional grade products, like GPI fuel pumps. At our booth, we’ll be giving away special pricing on …

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Can You Tell If Your Fuel Pump Is Going Bad?

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When you are on the job, you can’t afford to be slowed by a broken piece of equipment. Unfortunately, those things usually happen without warning – unless you know what signs to look for. Use this symptom checklist along with your regular maintenance routine schedule to make sure you have a heads up that your …

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24/7 On-Site Hose Doctor Service in Seattle, WA

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You can do everything right: research the right hose for your application, have a flawless install, operate your hose perfectly – and still sometimes your hose might have a hiccup. That’s where Hose Doctor comes in. When you’re sick, you go to the doctor, right? When your hose isn’t acting like its usual self, the …

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Mark Your Calendars: 2018 VMMC Conference

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Join us at the Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference March 27th – 29th in Seattle! MFCP is a proud sponsor of the VMMC conference, and we love how it connects those in fleet management. This is a great conference for: Fleet managers Mechanics and technicians Shop leads, managers and supervisors Specialty equipment operators Trainers Product line representatives …

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Hydraulic Pump Care: How to Avoid Dry Starts

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If hydraulics were never invented, heavy machinery’s strength in the field could’ve never be achieved. Lifting, rotating and lowering a load wouldn’t be as simple or agile without hydraulic pumps and cylinders. Caring for these components is a job itself. Operators must know when and why hydraulic pumps fail. Dry starts tend to be the …

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Smart Bin Technology: No More Inventory Surprises

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One of the greatest challenges in business is operating with the proper stock levels. Too many parts or products equates to additional costs and taxes. Lose track of your stocking levels, and your customers ultimately suffer. Many businesses are turning to Vendor Managed Inventory or VMI. A mixture of hardware and software creates inventory control …

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Snow Plow Your Driveway in 5 Easy Steps

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The cold sweeping through most of the country this week is bringing a lot of snow with it. If you know the right way to plow, removing the snow from your driveway and sidewalks is super simple, and with the right equipment, you can do it super fast. Use these 5 simple steps to have …

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Buy Products Online, With Much More to Follow

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WE CURRENTLY OFFER SELECT PRODUCT ACCESSORIES ONLINE. SHOP THEM NOW.  At MFCP, we take a lot of pride in delivering exceptional customer experience. It’s why at each of our 28 locations, we make hoses while you wait, and now, why you can shop and purchase products. We want to be where you are, and more and …

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Product Spotlight: Parker Hannifin’s Global Shield

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Understandably, Parker Hannifin’s customers have been asking for products that exceed the standards for environmental responsibility (as well as lengthen the lifespan of corrosion resistant coatings in the world’s toughest environments). In an effort to always be at the cutting edge of technology, Parker has answered the call with Global Shield. This technology was engineered …

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Saving the Work Day: Load-Sensing Valves for Your Heavy Machinery

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Hydraulic systems are the heart of any well-oiled machine. Today’s construction industry cannot operate without the help of actuators, valves and pumps. These veritable workhorses wear down over time, however. They also become outdated compared to newer machines. If you’re an OEM engineer, owner-operator or project manager, any old equipment on the job site equals …

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How to Extend the Life of Your Marine Cooling System

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Marine cooling systems are challenged on a regular basis, especially when the engine is at full throttle. Instead of fearing the impending overheating fiasco, try a cooling system that was built to last. With the right equipment and a good maintenance routine, you’ll cut your cooling system worries in half. Minimize Corrosion If there is …

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