Since 1959 Hydreco has been manufacturing Power Take-Off (PTO) units, pumps and valves for trucks and equipment used in the transport, construction and mining industries.
Over the last few years the company has invested heavily to expand its portfolio by adding a number of highly engineered and tested products including an array of hoists and hydraulic oil tanks.
For the light-duty tipper market, Hydreco has added a range of vacuum PTO, low displacement gear pumps, hydraulic power packs, electric control tank valve assemblies and a full line of accessories.
According to Geoff Ross, Product Support Manager at Hydreco, where the company used to concentrate solely on the hydraulic equipment that goes onto the trucks, now it encompasses the trailers also, providing the complete solution.
“Our range of hoists includes well-mount, under-body and outer cover front mount versions and we also supply body hardware including the tailgate rear pivot and side swing (two-way tailgate) kits,” Geoff says. “We’ve also recently introduced tailgate and dolly lock pneumatic cylinders for tipper and dog applications which allows these functions to be operated remotely from the cab.”
Geoff says the company has a significant advantage by having local engineering resources to design products that are fit for purpose under demanding Australian conditions.
“It also enables us to react faster to customer needs by providing bespoke solutions for their hydraulic equipment,” Geoff adds. “As a case in point, we’re currently producing a new hose burst valve which is installed to the hoist so that if a hose bursts the body is prevented from falling. “We’ve come up with a new design based on customer feedback and requirements for a fail-safe product that has additional features such as providing for a controlled lowering of the body in the event of a hose failure.”
Geoff explains that this product was developed in a very quick time – one month from inception to having the prototype ready for testing. This is but one example of the diverse range of products and services provided by Hydreco as part of a total hydraulics solution for truck and industrial equipment operators.
Well known for its PTOs, pumps and valves, Hydreco has, over the last few years, broadened its offering to include a range of tipper hoists, hardware and hydraulic tanks as part of its complete hydraulics solutions package.