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Types of Hydraulics Systems Used in the Waste Management Industry

Types of Hydraulics Systems Used in the Waste Management Industry


Waste management systems and the world of hydraulics, go together. Even though waste management is not something that many people or companies like to think about, it is an essential process. Therefore, when it comes to the world of waste management, it is critical to make sure that these hydraulic systems are intact. Without reliable hydraulic systems, waste management systems are not going to be very effective. Therefore, it is important to take a closer look at waste management systems, how hydraulics power them, and the essential roles that they provide. There are several key examples that should be kept in mind.

Waste Management Industry


When it comes to the waste management industry, there are several key roles that hydraulic systems play. First, there are countless industries that rely on effective hydraulic power tools to build, maintain, and repair their countless structures and appliances. For example, hydraulics plays key roles in utilities, railroads, the automotive and aerospace industries, construction, and transportation. One of the key characteristics that all these industries share is that they all rely on waste management systems as well.

Due to the tremendous rate of advancement in the field of hydraulics, there has been a recent expansion of the role that hydraulics plays in the world of waste management. There are several powerful waste removal applications and these tools can generate fewer emissions when compared to non-hydraulic processes, contributing to a rapid rise in its popularity.

Hydraulic systems can perform multiple tasks easily that would otherwise be impossible. The waste and recycling industry presents numerous opportunities for hydraulic tools to provide countless companies with an advantage over their competition. Some of the top types of hydraulic systems that are found in the world of waste management include:

  • Garbage Trucks: Virtually every industry relies on garbage trucks to some extent. Furthermore, nearly every garbage truck uses hydraulic systems to make it to the job easier. Hydraulic systems make it far easier for garbage trucks to load, lift, and transport both solid and liquid types of waste. Additionally, hydraulic systems are commonly found at dumpsites and landfills to lift and dump the garbage. Without quality hydraulic systems, garbage trucks have a hard time doing their job.
  • Trash Compactors: One of the key ways to make sure that waste takes off as a little space as possible is to rely on a trash compactor. At the same time, trash compactors need a tremendous amount of power to compact a large amount of waste in an efficient manner. This is where high-efficiency motors depend on hydraulic systems to succeed. By leveraging superior compression abilities, it is possible for all industries to use hydraulic systems to make more space-efficient waste.
  • Street Sweeping Systems: Another key type of hydraulic system involves street sweepers. These types of hydraulic systems rely on hydraulic motors to rotate the brushes on street sweepers. Furthermore, hydraulic systems are also used to create atomized mists of high-pressure water. As a result, it is possible to use less water while also providing superior degrees of power to watch the streets in an efficient manner. Hydraulic systems play a key role in making sure the streets all over the country remain clean.

These are just a few of the most common applications of hydraulics in the world of waste management. For these hydraulic systems to function properly, there are numerous parts that must work well together. These include:

  • Hydraulic Cylinders: Hydraulic cylinders are incredibly important for hydraulic systems, providing outstanding power in the form of pistons. By keeping this fluid under pressure, a tremendous amount of power is generated.
  • Hydraulic Hoses: To make sure the fluid is transported properly from place to place; all hydraulic systems require a durable network of strong hoses. These hoses must be flexible enough to fit into tight spots that also durable enough to withstand a tremendous amount of pressure.
  • Hose Guards: Hose guards play an important role, providing an added level of durability to the hoses themselves.

At the same time, even though all these parts must work together, it is important to make sure they are well-maintained. From time to time, problems might arise with hydraulic systems. In this situation, it is important to find a professional who has a tremendous amount of experience in this area to make sure that these parts are repaired correctly the first time.


If you are looking for someone who can help you take care of your hydraulic systems, then look no further than Sapphire Hydraulics. At Sapphire Hydraulics, we place the needs of our customers ahead of our own. This, of course, includes you. Some of the most common types of hydraulic systems that we repair include:

Hydraulic Cylinders

If something is wrong with a hydraulic cylinder, this has the potential to bring an entire operation to a standstill in the blink of an eye. There could be a seal kit that needs to be replaced, a problem with a piston or piston rod, leading to leakage, tearing, or other issues. Sometimes the fix is to replace the damaged part or technicians can repair the cylinder, saving you time and money.

Hydraulic Hoses

Hoses are going to undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear over time. Sometimes, problems could develop with the hoses that compromise the pressure of the hydraulic system. Our service vehicles are stocked with hoses from ¼ inch to 1 ½ inches, and length is custom cut on site. We also stock a full supply of JIC, ORFS, NPT, NPSM, SAE, Metric, and/or BSP hydraulic fittings to suit your needs.

Hose Guards

There could also be issues with the hose guards that might compromise the hydraulic system. These issues need to be addressed quickly by trained professionals. Our service vehicles are full service repair and maintenance shops on wheels, fully stocked to maintain and repair your equipment on site at your facility or job site.

If you are looking for on site, knowledgeable, full-service maintenance and repair of your hydraulic cylinders, hoses, or hose guards look no further than Sapphire Hydraulics. We have a tremendous amount of experience in the field that we can use to repair your hydraulic systems. If you would like to learn more about our services and how we can help you, then please give us a call today! We will be honored to help you.