Vickers Hydraulics Distributors
Looking for Vickers® brand hydraulics? Consider Gorilla Spares. We are not distributors or manufacturers and have no brand affiliations, but our multi-vendor marketplace can meet your needs. The products we offer are a 100% interchangeable replacement for Vickers® products.
Gorilla Spares was founded in order to connect manufacturers of high-quality hydraulic parts with customers who are looking for great products from a trusted source. In addition to our in-house expertise, our long-standing relationships with the best vendors in the business are worth boasting about.
Vickers®, manufactured by Eaton Corporation, is a respected name in the fluid power industry. The company’s valves, vane and piston pumps, cylinders, electro-hydraulic controls, and filtration products are used in a large number of applications and markets worldwide, such as industrial, mobile, aerospace, marine and defense.
Gorilla Spares stocks and supplies a comprehensive range of premium replacement parts at competitive prices, such as Vickers®, and will go the extra mile to satisfy your immediate needs. Shop online from the comfort of your home or office. Gorilla Spares is committed to quality and focused on your total satisfaction.
Improve the Longevity of Your Hydraulic Equipment
There are lots of things that can go wrong with a hydraulic system but, many times, the only actions performed are changing filters and checking oil levels. As long as the system is operating, many people think, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Properly maintaining your hydraulic equipment is important for productivity. Here are a few common mistakes hydraulic equipment users make that affect both machine performance and service life:
Oil changes: Changing oil based only on hours in service, without any consideration of the actual condition of the oil, is not wise. If, however, you continue to operate with degraded oil or depleted additives, you could compromise the service life of every other component in the hydraulic system. The only way to know when the oil needs to be changed is by performing an oil analysis.
Filter changes: A similar situation applies to hydraulic filters. If you change them based only on a schedule, it may be too early or too late. The solution is to change them when their dirt-holding capacity is used up, but before the bypass valve opens. Continuously monitoring the flow (pressure drop) across the filter is the best solution.
Running too hot: Would you continue to operate an engine that’s overheating? No. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for hydraulic systems that get too hot. The fastest way to destroy hydraulic components, seals, hoses and the oil itself is to operate it above the safe maximum operating temperature.
The wrong oil: The oil is the most important component of any hydraulic system. Not only is it a lubricant, it is also the means by which power is transferred throughout the system. When you use an oil with a viscosity that’s too high for the climate, the oil won’t flow properly or lubricate adequately. If the viscosity is too low, it won’t be able to maintain adequate lubrication on the hottest days of the year. Be sure to learn how to choose the right oil.
If you are looking for Vickers® hydraulics distributors, consider Gorilla Spares for help finding a direct replacement part or a solution for a hard-to-find, out-of-production or obsolete part. Call us at (239) 888-0476 or click here to contact us online.