Being in the hydraulic equipment repair business, we get asked a lot of questions about the various systems, components, and uses of hydraulic equipment. One of the basics is the hydraulic powerpack. So what exactly is that?
Hydraulic powerpacks are stand-alone hydraulic systems that are used to power machinery such as lifts, pumps, presses, and other equipment. Hydraulic powerpacks pump fluid from one place to another to power that separate piece of equipment. They can range in size from something that can be picked up by a couple of guys and transported in a pick-up or van all the way up to an installed piece of machinery that’s stationary and would need a crane to move.
Regardless of size and use, all hydraulic power packs have essentially the same components: