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Parker Cylinder: What You Need to Know to Choose the Right Cylinder

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Picking the right cylinder can be tough if you’re not sure what to even look for. Even if you use the best Parker cylinders available, you still have to know and understand which cylinder is the best for your system. By understanding your equipment and the options available to you, designing the perfect solution is …

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Hydraulic Assemblies and Hoses: Keeping the Pressure Alive in Your System

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Hydraulics make heavy loads easier to move. From lifting huge assemblies to controlling a precision tool, hydraulics are found in countless industries. The hydraulic power comes from internal pressure provided by liquids and their hoses. Because hydraulic hoses are so critical to any system, they must be inspected, replaced and maintained on a regular basis. …

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O-Ring Details: Mastering the Art of the Seal

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O-rings seal every transition area that you can imagine. If you work in or manage any industrial business, you’re familiar with o-rings. These critical parts look just like rubber bands, but they play a much greater role in the world of pumps, hoses and hydraulics. This fact includes internal seals that you may not even …

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Supply-Chain Management: Finding a Degree Program That Works For You

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The world of logistics is fascinating and complex. Moving products, managing supplier relationships and guaranteeing a profit margin are difficult tasks that can only be completed by highly skilled professionals. If you’re interested in improving your career outlook, the supply chain management world may be your best option. Obtaining a degree should be your main …

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What’s That Sound? Understanding Hydraulic Power-Unit Failure

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Running machinery on a tight schedule means every component must work during each second of the workday. That knocking sound emanating from a hydraulic component isn’t welcome in any industry. There’s an issue with the hydraulics that must be addressed. If you ignore the sound, further damages occur in rapid succession. Explore the common causes …

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Storing Your Snow Plow

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Winter is slowly coming to an end which means it’s time to put away all the snow toys and tools that have been pulled out. One of the biggest tools you’ll need to give some extra pre-storage attention to is your snow plow. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t just shove the plow in the …

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Small-Business Management: Is VMI Right For You?

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If you sell or service any tangible products, inventory is part of your business world. From steel housings to tiny screws, inventory parts are necessary components to a thriving company. Managing that inventory, however, can be a major cost and frustration. If you’re running a small business, it’s time to take a hard look at …

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Trimming the Waste: How Some Are Saving With 3D Printing

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Look at any random product or appliance you use on a regular basis, like a toaster or cellphone. Each product has its own set of parts that were initially created by engineers, and then subsequently by manufacturing processes. It’s a fact that making any part is an expensive endeavor. From tooling to metal supplies, everyday …

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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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