Author Archives: Steve Sandefur

Ensure Your Tractor is Ready for Spring

Tractor plowing a field

As the cold winter season draws to a close and the green of spring emerges, your tractor must be prepared to tackle upcoming spring cleaning. A well-maintained tractor ensures efficient and effective spring work. 1. Add a Summit Hydraulics Kit Before your annual spring cleaning, make your life a whole lot easier. This spring, instead […]

Stainless Steel: Comparing 304 and 316 for Your Next Job Site

1″ NPT ISO 7241-B Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Hydraulic Male Coupler

In the farming, manufacturing, or construction industries, it’s super important to pick the right material. 304 and 316 stainless steel are both popular choices and widely used. However, what makes them different, and which one is right for your application? Picking the correct type could make a big difference at your next job site. 1. […]

Hydraulics 101: A Complete Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on hydraulics! If hydraulics seem complex, don’t worry. We’re here to make it simple, whether you’re a pro or just starting out. Let’s dive into the world of hydraulics, exploring how it works and its essential components. Hydraulics use liquids, mainly oils, to push and move objects. What Are Hydraulics? […]

Combating Hydraulic Leak Down: Ensuring Safety and Efficiency with Summit Hydraulics’ Double Piloted Check Valves

Hydraulic systems are the muscle behind many machines, from construction equipment to agricultural machinery. These systems live by the fact that fluid under pressure can be used to transmit force and motion. However, even the toughest muscles can tire and sag. Hydraulic systems can suffer from a problem known as leak down. Learn how to […]

8 Best Storage Practices for Tractor & Excavator Hydraulic Systems During Winter

As the frost begins to form and the days grow shorter, it’s clear that winter is approaching. For those in the agricultural and construction sectors, this means it’s time to prepare machinery for the colder months. Tractors and excavators, with their complex hydraulic systems, require special attention to avoid costly repairs come spring. Here are […]

How to Measure Top Links and Side Links

How to Measure Tie Rod Cylinders graphic

Summit Hydraulics now carries a wide variety of top link cylinders, side link cylinders, and top/tilt kits! Ensuring accurate measurements of vital components like top links and side links is crucial. This comprehensive guide dives deep into the process of measuring these components, ensuring a perfect fit and optimal functionality for your machinery. Category Horsepower […]

Top & Side Link Hydraulic Cylinder Kits: How Do They Work?

Product photo of Summit Hydraulics Top Link Cylinder Kit

Hydraulic systems are marvels of engineering, allowing for a significant amount of power to be generated from a compact setup. In the realms of agriculture and construction, Summit Hydraulics’ top link cylinders and side link cylinders are invaluable, playing a crucial role in ensuring machinery operates optimally. Learn the inner workings of these specialized hydraulic […]

Troubleshooting Top Link and Side Link Cylinders: A Comprehensive Guide 

Product photo of Summit Hydraulics Side Link Cylinder

Summit Hydraulics Top Link Cylinders and Side Link Cylinders are integral components of hydraulic systems used in various machinery, especially in the agricultural and construction sectors. Like all mechanical parts, issues may arise with heavy use. Follow these general troubleshooting steps to get your cylinder back in prime shape, ensuring your machinery continues to operate […]

Wet Line Couplers: Pioneering Efficiency Across Industries

1-1/2″ NPT Wet-Line Wing Nut Hydraulic Quick Disconnect Female Coupler

From the verdant expanse of farmlands to the bustling heart of transportation networks, and within the silent guardians of our forests, there’s a silent workhorse ensuring optimal functionality: the wet line coupler. As we traverse through the agricultural, transportation, and timber/forestry sectors, the indispensable nature of wet line couplers comes to the forefront. Agriculture: Streamlining […]

High Pressure Couplers: Unsung Heroes of Modern Industries

High Pressure 3/8" 2Set

From the deepest mine shafts to towering skyscrapers, and even within the intricate machinery of factories, there lies a hidden gem that ensures the efficiency and safety of these endeavors: the 10,000 psi high-pressure coupler. Mining: Withstanding the Depths In the challenging conditions of mines, where both machinery and manpower delve deep into the Earth, […]

Stainless Steel ISO 7241-B Couplers: Elevating Marine, Aerospace, and Industrial Operations

1″ NPT ISO 7241-B Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Hydraulic Male Coupler

In industries as critical and demanding as marine, aerospace, and industrial manufacturing, precision and reliability are paramount. Even the minutest component can have far-reaching consequences. ISO 7241-B stainless steel couplers are emerging as vital assets, offering advantages that are revolutionizing these sectors. 1. Embracing the Stainless Steel Edge Stainless steel, lauded for its resilience against […]

Stainless Steel ISO 7241-B Couplers: A Deep Dive

3/8″ NPT ISO 7241-B Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Hydraulic Female Coupler

Hydraulic systems require efficient and secure components to ensure optimal performance and durability. One such critical component is the quick disconnect coupler. Summit Hydraulics offers the Stainless Steel ISO 7241-B Quick Couplers, setting a new benchmark for quality and performance. 1. What are ISO 7241-B Couplers? The ISO 7241-B is a global standard for hydraulic […]

The Rise of Flat Face Couplers in Construction

The construction sector has always been a hotbed of innovation, continuously adapting to the demands of modern society. A recent trend that’s been gaining traction is the widespread adoption of flat face couplers. While they might seem like a minor detail in the grander scheme of construction machinery, they’ve brought about a seismic shift in […]

A Comprehensive Guide to O-Rings for SAE O-Ring Boss (ORB) Thread Sizes 4, 6, 8, 12, and 16

O-Rings For SAE (O-Ring Boss; ORB) Thread; Sizes #4, #6, #8, #12, #16

When it comes to hydraulic and pneumatic systems, precision and reliability are of utmost importance. One often overlooked but critical component in these systems is the O-ring. These small and mighty rings play a pivotal role in preventing leakage and ensuring the seamless operation of hydraulic connections. Prepare for an in-depth overview of O-rings for […]

What is Power Beyond on a Tractor?

Bracket and couplers for John Deere 2 Series Power Beyond Kit

Tractors are versatile and powerful machines used for a wide range of industries, from agriculture to construction. One of the key features that makes tractors so useful is their hydraulic systems. They provide the power needed to operate a variety of implements and attachments. The Power Beyond system allows for additional hydraulic functions without sacrificing […]

Summit Hydraulics: Elevating Summer Productivity with Innovative Hydraulic Solutions

Hydraulic Monoblock Solenoid Directional Control Valve, 4 Spool, 21 GPM

As the temperature rises and the sun shines brighter, summer brings with it a myriad of challenges and opportunities across various industries. One company that excels in helping businesses overcome these challenges and optimize their operations is Summit Hydraulics. With their exceptional range of hydraulic products, Summit Hydraulics empowers businesses to enhance productivity, efficiency, and […]

Summit Hydraulics D03 & D05 Check Valve Overview Video

Summit Hydraulics’ latest video has released! Summit’s Tractor Ryan walks us through an overview of a D03 and D05 check valve and how you would install it. This double pilot operated check valve is designed to hold hydraulic cylinders and prevent them from drifting down while your directional control valve is in the neutral position. Watch to find out […]