Construction

Meeting Your Work Truck's Demand for More Hydraulics Space

Dump pumps have long been the standard in the dump truck and trailer segment. The cost-effectiveness of a combination pump and valve with a built-in relief has been a winning combination in the North...
On November 15, 2017

Hydraulic Fan Drives: Efficiency Driven

Looking to improve the efficiency of your construction equipment? Consider a hydraulic fan drive. Compared to mechanically driven fans, hydraulic fan drives provide several advantages. This is proven...
On November 8, 2017

Split Pump IFC on a Wheel Loader: Simply Smarter

For increased simplicity, reliability and energy savings from your wheel loader, consider the proven results of split pump Intelligent Flow Control (IFC) architecture.    Typical wheel...
On November 7, 2017

Variable Flow Open Center Delivers Constant Efficiency

As hydraulic systems on construction equipment continue to evolve, the goal of increasing simplicity, reliability and productivity remains the same. Parker Variable Flow Open-Center (VFO) takes a big...
On November 2, 2017

Innovative Heavy-Duty Vehicle Technology on Display at IFPE

From optimizing peak performance to minimizing unplanned downtime, the products and systems Parker will showcase at IFPE 2017 are designed specifically to help its customers increase...
On January 20, 2017

What You Need to Know About SAE vs ISO Specification for Hydraulic Hoses

Why are there different hydraulic hose standards and what do they mean for you and your application? For decades, SAE J517 has published guidelines for 100R1 through 100R12 series hydraulic hoses....
On October 20, 2016

Load Sensing Valve Improves Heavy Duty Machine Productivity and Fuel Savings

OEM engineers are always looking for new technology to improve heavy duty machine productivity. This is weighed against the known factor: that current hydraulic systems powering heavy duty...
On September 26, 2016

What is an Onsite Container?

Remote jobsites typically found in mining, construction and forestry, as well as airports and shipping ports find that downtime is an expensive and unnecessary occurrence. Having the ability to apply...
On September 1, 2016

Dust is More Damaging Than You Think

Equipment in the field, including mining and construction, is subject to any number of conditions, from pouring rain to damaging winds, but dust is one factor that could be more damaging than...
On December 1, 2015

Tandem sealing system enhances performance of mini excavator actuators

Thanks to their flexible uses, modern mini excavators perform a wealth of important tasks in construction and rehabilitation projects, up to and including clearing work after natural disasters and...
On July 17, 2015

How to Extend the Life of Your Surface Mining Hose

In most types of surface mining, hydraulically powered heavy equipment is used to remove the overburden and then to extract the mineral. Many different types of equipment are used in surface mining...
On May 6, 2014

Advantageous Series Hybrid Technology Applications

A variety of practical series hybrid vehicles applications are currently available. Parker has partnered with customers to design light weight, efficient power conversion devices that enhance savings....
On April 22, 2014

Series Hybrid Vehicle Electrical Systems

Previously, we discussed the advantages of the series hybrid vehicle architecture over parallel hybrid designs that results in superior fuel savings and reduced emissions. Now we will examine the...
On April 15, 2014

IFPE 2014 Showcases Innovative Products and Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Design

The co-located IFPE and CONEXPO-CONAGG show, which occurs every three years in Las Vegas, Nevada, is among the largest tradeshows in the world. This year the international expo attracted...
On March 24, 2014

System Design Partnership on Heavy-Duty Demolition Vehicle

After 30 years of experience in manufacturing attachments for machines such as backhoes and graders for the earth moving industry, as well as pole drills, snow blowers and flail movers for the...
On February 26, 2014

Electronic Control Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Implements

Electronic control systems represent one of the next significant advancements in implement control systems. By replacing mechanical controls for hydraulics and other systems, they offer...
On February 11, 2014

Optimized Fluid Conveyance Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Chassis

A hydraulic system is only as capable as the fluid conveyance technologies it consists of. Among the most important components of any hydraulic system are the seals, wipers and O-rings that contain...
On February 7, 2014

Designing a Heavy-Duty Construction Vehicle Cab

Are you a manufacturer designing a heavy-duty construction vehicle cab to be safer and more comfortable for operators? As an operator, are you looking for ways to be more productive while you do...
On February 1, 2014

Partnership Success on Largest Vibrating Concrete Press with Hydraulic Pumps

Over a period of more than three years, Parker has established and developed a relationship of trust with its customer Quadra, a manufacturer of production units for concrete products. ...
On October 16, 2013