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Keys to Agricultural Hydraulic Design

Agricultural hydraulic design systems must be energy efficient, easy to operate and maintain, and of course reliable.

Designers of hydraulic systems for agricultural machines face some difficult challenges. This is especially true for high horsepower tractors with not only steering and brake functions, but where a great variety of hydraulic implements will be connected and towed. With the operating parameters of a farmer’s collection of cross-branded, specialty implements unknown to a tractor designer, the hydraulic system may be either inefficient due to oversizing and over-design—or it might fail to perform adequately if under-designed.

John Deere Row Crop Tractor

John Deere Row Crop Tractor, courtesy Deere & Company.

Self-propelled row crop harvesters, as well as fruit and vegetable harvesters now approach the size of many pulling tractors with engines larger than 500 hp. Some forage corn harvesters have engines with more than 1,000 hp. For some of these machines, the only reason to start the engine is to power hydraulic pumps. Others split the mechanical functions between a direct drive gearbox and a hydraulic system. System design must balance the challenge of evenly distributing hydraulic flow to all of the subcircuits while retaining the capability of bringing all of the hydraulic power to bear on motor functions for quick travel between growing areas.

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Hydraulic Services for Tractors, Excavators, and More Agriculture Equipment

We bring the expertise and experience to the table that you need when hydraulic systems for your agricultural equipment require maintenance, repair, or need to be replaced. Hydraulics are found everywhere in small and large-scale agricultural applications, including:

  • Tractors
  • Combines and Headers
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Bins
  • Dryers
  • Augers
  • Planters and Seeders
  • Tillage Equipment
  • Hay Balers
  • Mowers
  • Sprayers
  • Scrapers
  • Rotary Cutters
  • Skid Steers
  • Mini Excavators
  • Wheel Loaders
  • Utility Vehicles

Consultation & Preventive Maintenance for Agriculture Brands

We provide comprehensive hydraulic services for agricultural equipment manufactured by companies like:

  • Challenger
  • Caas
  • Case IH
  • Fendt
  • John Deere
  • New Holland
  • Kubota
  • Massey Ferguson
  • McCormick
  • Valtra

When it comes to keeping your commercial agriculture equipment and operations up and running, turn to our expert staff of professionals.

Hydraulics Experts Dedicated to You, the Customer

We are an independent hydraulic repair shop located in Wooster, Ohio. If you are looking for a team of hydraulic experts that can help you keep your agriculture operations up and running at peak efficiency, give us a call today at 800-800-6971 or fill out the form.