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We at Higginson Equipment Inc. like to chat… too much, sometimes. To direct that energy into a more useful avenue, we also like to write. The Drive is where you can read about hydraulics, coolant pumps, physics, pneumatics, social media or any other topic catching our fancy. Best of all, the content is usually written right here in house.

The Hydraulic Fortune Cookie

December 15, 2016

What if I told you that you could predict a machine failure before it happened? What if I told you that you could save time and money from being wasted...

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Deublin FAQs

Deublin FAQs

November 22, 2016

A rotary union is a precision me­chanical device used to transfer cool­ant fluid or media from a stationary source, such as a pump, into a rotating device, such as a...

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To Lube or Not to Lube

To Lube or Not to Lube

September 7, 2016

The question of whether or not to supply airline lubrication often comes up during the installation of pneumatic components, in the design of new machinery, or when rebuilding or retrofitting...

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It's Not Worth Crying Over Spilled Milk

It's Not Worth Crying Over Spilled Milk

July 5, 2016

You can cry over spilled milk if you wish, and while you’re crying, you will probably wonder how I’m going to use this to segue into this article.

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Conditioning Your Hydraulic Fluid

Conditioning Your Hydraulic Fluid

June 28, 2016

The criterion needed to keep your hydraulic fluid conditioned is all about keeping the fluid clean, cool and dry.

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Hotter Than a Jalapeno in a Heat Wave

Hotter Than a Jalapeno in a Heat Wave

June 14, 2016

How much money does your maintenance department have in its budget to pay for replacing hundreds, if not thousands, of gallons of hydraulic fluid every year?

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Common Issues with Bearings... and How to Fix Them!

Common Issues with Bearings... and How to Fix Them!

May 31, 2016

If you've heard a strange noise coming from the motor or bearing of your machine, then understand this is a particularly common complaint.

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Five Words

Five Words

May 17, 2016

Nobody was born wise, and even the top engineers at Parker, Bosch Rexroth and Eaton, even with a brain containing the full compendium of hydraulic knowledge currently imprinted, couldn’t tell...

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So You Think You're Green, Do You?

So You Think You're Green, Do You?

May 5, 2016

Of course you do! It hardly matters what your motive is, but few persons in this era have no motivation whatsoever when it comes to being green. By green of course,...

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Can You Handle the Pressure?

Can You Handle the Pressure?

April 19, 2016

Do you think your hydraulic system is man enough to handle six Brock Lesnars, four Shaqs and five Aaron Gibsons all balancing on a pogo stick?

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Linemaster Debuts Hercules (RF) Wireless Foot Switch

Linemaster Debuts Hercules (RF) Wireless Foot Switch

April 6, 2016

The Hercules (RF)Wireless foot switch is Linemaster’s first radio frequency foot switch. The new unit offers up 40 feet of range and up to 400 hours of battery life, all...

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Cylinder Lead Times Improving!

Cylinder Lead Times Improving!

March 22, 2016

For several months, Higginson was running a 6-8 week lead time for the manufacturing of air and hydraulic cylinders.

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Introducing the Piston Rod

Introducing the Piston Rod

March 8, 2016

Hydraulic cylinders are the essence of the fluid power motivation. However, their simplicity often leads us to discount their subtleties of manufacture, often assuming they’re constructed of identical stock.

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