Informational Category

Winter Brake Maintenance

Winter brake maintenance
Preventative truck maintenance is important year round, but especially so in the winter months. Brake maintenance is one of the most important areas to focus on as cold weather approaches. Freezing temperatures, inclement weather, and road salt can all affect brake performance while icy roads and slippery conditions demand maximum brake power. [...]

10 Reasons to Thank A Trucker: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a yearly initiative by American Trucking Associations with the goal of celebrating and honoring the 3.5+ million hardworking truck drivers who keep our nation's goods moving. Every day, truck drivers all across the country deliver essential items that we often take for granted. This year's focus: Miles of [...]

OEM vs OCM vs Aftermarket Parts

When it comes to maintaining and repairing your heavy equipment, forklifts, heavy-duty trucks, and more, selecting the right replacement parts is crucial. While you need the new part to serve the same function as the one it is replacing, there are typically a few different choices. Among the available options are OEM (Original Equipment [...]

A Guide for Brake Safety Week 2023

As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) gears up for Brake Safety Week, an annual initiative aimed at enhancing road safety in North America, the spotlight is on a critical component of every commercial vehicle: brake lining and pads. This year's Brake Safety Week (August 20th-26th) places a particular emphasis on the condition of these [...]

8 Ways to Boost Fuel Efficiency in Heavy Duty Trucks

For heavy duty truck operators, maximizing fuel efficiency is a smart business strategy that can help save money. With fluctuating fuel prices and long-haul operations, small changes in fuel consumption can make a significant impact on the bottom line. In this blog post, we will explore a few ways to increase fuel efficiency in heavy duty [...]

Preventing Hydraulic Issues in Heavy Equipment

Hydraulic systems are the lifeblood of heavy equipment, powering essential functions like lifting, digging, and pushing. However, hydraulic system failures can bring productivity to a standstill and result in costly repairs. In this blog post, we will explore common causes of hydraulic system failures in heavy equipment and provide valuable tips on [...]

Types of Hydraulic Motors

Overview and Applications Hydraulic motors are used to convert fluid energy into mechanical energy. Compare this to hydraulic pumps, which convert mechanical energy into fluid energy. Hydraulic motors operate as part of a larger hydraulic system, typically at the end of the circuit, with hydraulic pumps at the beginning. Common applications [...]

Summer Maintenance Tips for Heavy Equipment

As the temperature rises during the summer months, heavy equipment operators face unique challenges as a result of the weather conditions. Extreme heat can take a toll on both equipment and operators. In this blog post, we will discuss tips for operating and maintaining heavy equipment in hot weather conditions, allowing you to maximize uptime this [...]

Types of Bearings

Rolling bearings are indispensable components used in a wide range of mechanical systems, enabling smooth and efficient motion while reducing friction. They come in various types, each tailored to specific applications. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of some of the most common rolling bearings, including ball bearings and roller [...]

The Difference Between Hydraulic Pumps & Hydraulic Motors

Hydraulic systems are used in manufacturing, heavy equipment, trucking & automotive, agriculture, mining, entertainment, and much more. Hydraulic systems operate by pressurizing incompressible fluid to achieve movement. These systems are capable of providing greater force and moving heavier loads than electrical, mechanical, or pneumatic systems. [...]
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