Key Precautions To Take When Having A Hydraulic Pump Rebuilt

Posted on: 17 May 2022

Hydraulic pumps make it possible for various parts of a hydraulic system to receive fluid at an optimal flow rate. You'll find these pumps on a lot of key systems like cranes and tractors. If you're planning to have one professionally rebuilt because of poor performance or damage, take these precautions.

Make Sure Thorough Inspections Are Performed at Each Stage

There are multiple stages involved in a hydraulic pump rebuild. They include cleaning, disassembly, restoration, re-assembly, and testing. At each stage, it's important to ensure thorough inspections are performed on all relevant parts involved in this restoration. 

The company you hire to complete this pump rebuild will keep up with these inspections and make a note of anything serious. For instance, if a pump part has a structural problem, it will be identified and addressed before subsequent stages are completed. 

Find Out What Restorative Steps Are Needed

There are a number of ways a hydraulic pump can be restored during a rebuild. Maybe all of the bearings have to be swapped out or sealing components have to be repaired. Either way, you need to find out exactly what restorative steps are taking place before you proceed to this pump rebuild.

The rebuild company should share concrete details before getting started, including explanations for why certain repairs or restorations are needed in the first place. That should help clear up any confusion you may have regarding this rebuild process. Gathering this data also will help you better plan financially for this rebuild. 

Pay Particular Attention to the Testing Phase

One of the more important stages of a hydraulic pump rebuild is the testing phase. Your pump will undergo key tests to make sure the pump rebuild was a success and addressed major issues that were identified when your pump was first brought in and inspected.

It's a good idea to keep your lines of communication open with the rebuild company during this phase since the results have a lot of weight behind them. You can discuss with them what tests are relevant based on the way your hydraulic pump will be used in real-time. Also get breakdowns from the rebuild company regarding these tests, so that you know exactly how your rebuilt pump is performing.

Eventually, hydraulic pumps will reach a time when they have to be rebuilt. If you focus on key stages in this process and make sure no stone is left unturned when performing meaningful restorations, you'll get back a pump that performs well again. For more information on a hydraulic pump rebuild, contact a professional near you.