Brendan Casey

Founder and author

Brendan Casey is the founder of and an author of several hydraulic maintenance and troubleshooting books. A hydraulics specialist with an MBA, he has more than 20 years experience in the design, maintenance and repair of mobile and industrial hydraulic equipment. Visit his website,, for more information.

Articles by Brendan Casey
Slay the beast

In day-to-day operations of hydraulic equipment, you get the reliability you invest in. If, as an owner or operator, you tolerate unreliable hydraulic equipment and the operating conditions or design deficiencies that cause it, then you’ll only get more of the same. That’s why proper maintenance is key to keeping hydraulic systems running smoothly.

Cool, clean and dry: if only it was that easy

In order to maximize the service life of hydraulic equipment, all you need to do is keep the oil clean, cool and dry. It’s an old adage. And a simple one. But like most things hydraulic once you scratch the surface, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

Not only that, there’s an important first-step missing. It should be: Use the right oil and then keep it clean, cool and dry.

The next advance in hydraulics: Progress or regress? 2
Although hydraulic systems accommodate higher operating pressures, higher temperatures still wreak havoc on fluids and system components, such as seals and hose.
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