Archive for July - 2009
ESCO Air Operated Hydraulic pumps
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 09:42 AM - By Andy Mathys
Posted in category Technical Articles
Do you have an air hydraulic pump that is by-passing air? If so, here are a few things you can try to keep that problem to a minimum.
- Monitor your operating air pressure. Most pump manufacturers recommend the operating air pressure be set at 80-120 psi.
- Oil the air motor daily. A couple of drops of air tool oil in the air inlet of the pump will work just fine. This will not only lubricate the air motor piston but it will keep water off of the metal parts and minimize rust.
- Drain your air compressor tanks daily. This will keep compressor sludge out of the air motor. Sludge build up can seize up the air motor piston.
What do you think?
10013 tire inflation cage
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 11:12 AM - By Andy Mathys
Posted in category New Products
The ESCO 10013 tire inflation cage is specifically designed to handle the "Super Wide" tire/wheel assemblies. These assemblies are commonly found on the drive axle and trailer for heavy duty trucks to replace dual tire/ wheel assemblies. The tire inflation cage is a two bar folding unit that can be stored easily on a service truck. It can also handle a standard tire/wheel assembly in additon to the "super wides". The 10013 tire inflation cage weighs approximately 70 lbs.
What are your thoughts on the 10013 tire inflation cage?
Truck Wheel offs/OSHA
Thursday, July 30th, 2009 03:27 PM - By Andy Mathys
Posted in category OSHA
Wheel offs-Solution!-Proper Torquing
It’s The Law
Wheel offs occur due to failure of wheel end attaching parts. Most of these failures occur as a result of improper maintenance of the wheel end system. Of special importance is the over or under torquing of wheel/rim attaching parts i.e. the nuts that hold the rim onto the wheel hub studs. It is estimated that as much as 80% of the trucks that travel our highway systems have improperly maintained wheel/rim attaching parts. They are either under torqued or over torqued to the degree that they represent eventual failure.
Wheel/Rim /Tire manufacturers put great emphasis on proper wheel/rim nut torquing in their instructional service manuals. “Wheel attaching parts must be torqued to pre-determine torque values.”
The OSHA Regulations regarding the torquing of wheel attaching parts are very clear CLICK HERE to review(C) Employee Training (1) items (i) and (ii). These areas are highlighted in the OSHA Standard.
IT’S THE LAW-WHEEL NUTS MUST BE TORQUED
If there is a doubt in your mind, copy the OSHA regulation and discuss with your attorney and your insurance company or contact www.customerservice.net or call 1-800-352-9852 for particulars.
What oil do I use in ESCO Hydraulic tools
Monday, July 27th, 2009 04:56 PM - By Andy Mathys
Posted in category FAQ
One of the most asked questions I get on a daily basis is "What kind of hydraulic oil do I need for my pumps and or jacks?". ESCO recommends any AW-32 hydraulic oil. This will work safely in all of our hydraulic pumps and jacks without damage or premature wear on the seals. It is important to remember to use recommended fluids in your hydraulic equipment. Non recommended fluids(such as automatic transmission fluid) will cause seals to fail prematurely and in some cases void the warranty.
Do you find this tip to be helpful?