Do you want to turn your old garden tractor into a serious earth moving machine? How about convert your manual lift system into a power system? Want to add a rear PTO? Do you want to multiply your engine’s power by 1,000 times or more? It’s all possible by using the science behind hydraulic power!
Pressure: Is the resistance to flow normally created by a load. This is expressed as Pounds per square inch or PSIFlow: This is the rate of which fluid flows through a system. This is expressed as Gallons per Minute or GPMDisplacement: This is the volume of fluid.
The hydraulic system begins with the reservoir. This reservoir contains the oil used in the system. Oil is delivered from the reservoir to the hydraulic pump. From there the oil flows to the hydraulic control valve. Once activated, the valve will allow oil to flow to and from the hydraulic cylinder. At the same time, oil is moved from the cylinder back to the reservoir where the cycle repeats.
A circuit is a closed loop of wiring and components beginning at the positive side of the battery and ending back at the negative side of the battery. This loop is often closed using a common ground. Electricity only flows when a circuit is a closed loop. If the loop is open no electricity flows.