Keep an Eye on TemperatureAn infrared thermometer is your best friend when it comes to maintaining your hydraulic system. Invest in one of these devices and spend time learning how to use it. By doing so, you can quickly determine the temperature of the oil in your hydraulic system's tank.
Monitor Your EquipmentFamiliarize yourself with the normal operating temperature of your machine as well as its typical range of operating pressure. If you do not take the time to monitor your hydraulic system's data, you won't know when something has gone wrong, which is a situation that can lead to costly repairs.
Most of the time, gathering information about your hydraulic system is easy because you can usually find it on the display screen. Although there will likely be a lot of other data displayed on this screen, devote most of our attention to the operating temperature of your system.