Hydraulic Power Packs FAQs
What type of power pack will best suit long term needs?
An electro hydraulic power pack will be the best option for long-term applications. The maintenance of a diesel hydraulic power pack and pneumatic driven power pack will be labor intensive and require maintenance. An electro hydraulic power pack can be hard wired to a power supply and run oil spill removal equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These systems can be engineered to run multiple systems at once.
What type of power pack is best suited for a cold weather environment
A diesel hydraulic power pack will be the best option for a cold weather environment. Pneumatic systems can freeze up and cause temporary downtime due to moisture in the air hose..
Can I operate a boom a reel without a power pack
Majority of boom reels will require a power pack. Boom reels with less than 300 feet of boom can be manually driven but all larger reels will require a power pack to run the system.
Are power packs permanently mounted or can they be moved
The most common power packs are mounted onto a frame with wheels. The power pack can be moved to the proper location to run a system. Larger power packs have to be moved by a fork lift or a crane system. Power packs can be custom made to your specifications.