Unfortunately, if you have any type of machinery with a hydraulic cylinder, it is going to eventually break down. Don’t panic. It probably won’t happen all at once. You’ll start to notice little oil leaks from time to time, which means you’ll spend more money on hydraulic oil to keep your machinery operational.
As time goes by, even this won’t be a viable option. Although you may be tempted to continue putting more oil in it, you don’t want there to wear and tear damage as a result of the leaking oil. You’ll have to consider a hydraulic seal replacement.
Keeping the machinery seals in optimal condition helps to extend the life of the machinery equipment overall. Not only will this reduce down-time, but it is the best way to save money and not have to buy new machinery.