The first Powauto PTOs were being manufactured at a factory in Gladesville, Sydney, back in 1959. Fast forward 63 years later, and Powauto is now owned by the multi-national Hydreco group, based out of Poole in the UK.
The company has expanded to incorporate a complete range of transport hydraulics as well as a range of PTOs to suit nearly all transmissions and applications.
Hydreco still continues to design and engineer PTOs and hydraulic components in Australia, to suit the harshest conditions this country has to offer.
As part of this expanded range of products, Hydreco has been supplying a range of hoists to the Australian market to suit all truck and trailer applications.
These hoists are supplied in well mount, outer cover, and underbody styles, and have proved themselves as a quality product at a competitive price.
Hydreco hoists are manufactured using the highest-grade heat-treated steel to provide greater durability and allow for higher pressures and lift capacities. All stages are hard chrome plated, and with the last stage blanked, no “bleeding” is required during installation.
The well mounted hoists have optimised overlaps allowing for greater stability and providing lower closed heights to enable interchangeability with other brands.
As well as the well mounted and outer cover hoist styles, Hydreco is also importing a range of Italian manufactured underbody hoists with chrome plating as standard to ensure long life, efficient performance and guarantee maximum safety.
These hoists are made from quality materials and processes. Each cylinder is made with hot-rolled seamless tube, giving the cylinders an optimal surface roughness. The outer body of these cylinders is zinc plated to enable greater corrosion resistance in any situation.
In line with Hydreco’s growing range of products for the truck and trailer market, we now are also offering air cylinder kits for both tail gates and dolly locks. These are manufactured to standard dimensions to maintain interchangeability.
They are available in two styles, air pilot to open or air pilot to close, to suit different applications and they provide a light weight (in conjunction with aluminium components) and minimal connections to reduce possible leak points.
For more information on Hydreco’s truck and trailer products, contact the sales team on 1300 HYDRECO or visit the website at hydreco.com.