Pre-Operation Maintenance Checks - Hydraulic Connections and Covers

The term "Hydraulic" refers to fluids under pressure. Any liquid can be placed under pressure, but not all liquids are used for hydraulic work.

To safely and correctly operate hydraulic systems, understand these three points:

  • Keep the oil clean.
  • Heat is generated by hydraulic use.
  • Oil can leak under pressure.

Hydraulic connector covers should be in place to keep out dust, dirt, grease, and moisture. Clean connections keep hydraulic systems working longer.

This video is used for the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP),, and in the AgSafety4U program.

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