What you should know about our in-house machine shop

Baystate HydraulicsOver the years that we’ve been in business we’ve built up a pretty solid reputation as a leading hydraulic service and repair facility. There are very few pieces of equipment that we won’t tackle if it’s got a hydraulic system in it. In fact, we can’t think of any.

Still, there are companies out there that rely upon commercial and industrial hydraulic systems to make a living that are tempted to go elsewhere for fast and cheap fixes. Yet the very nature of the work they do means those hydraulics take a beating, day in and day out. That’s why it’s puzzling that they will risk their equipment and livelihood trying to get it repaired on the cheap at some “machine repair shop.”

Perhaps it’s because they don’t understand what it takes to tear down, inspect, diagnose, and repair hydraulic systems. Besides training, expertise, knowledge, and experience, there can be a lot of specialized tools and equipment involved in hydraulic repairs.

Maybe we should explain what makes Baystate Hydraulics and our in-house machine shop different.

For starters, we have all the tools and equipment needed to take care of virtually any hose, tube, and cylinder repairs. That includes two lathes – one of them with an enormous 20”x160” capacity. This is on top of a milling machine, cutting equipment, grinding tools, and honing/deglazing tubes. Hydraulic system service and repair is all we do.

We have a specialized cylinder bench to take apart and put back together just about every hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder in use around here. It’s big – 30 feet long and capable of handling up to 65,000 lb/ft of torque. This bench is the backbone of our cylinder repair operation and enables us to take apart any component that can’t be done by hand.

While we have the tools and equipment to muscle any hydraulic component you bring us, it’s important to know that we can finesse hydraulic systems, too. After all, even though hydraulic cylinders and system can get pretty banged up out in the field, they must be carefully and precisely reassembled and properly torqued to spec in order to operate with maximum efficiency.

If you’d like to learn more about the Baystate Hydraulics difference, give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll respond right away.