Tech Talk

Hydreco expands its support network

Back in 1959, the first Powauto PTOs were being manufactured at a factory in Gladesville, Sydney. 

Today, some 62 years later, Powauto is owned by the multi-national Hydreco group, based out of Poole in the UK, and 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 is still designing and engineering PTOs and hydraulic components in Australia, to suit the harshest conditions this country has to offer and is certified to ISO 9001.

Hydreco Powauto PTOs are being used in the iron ore mines of Western Australia, the coal mines of North Queensland, the wheat fields of NSW and the stop/start traffic of our major cities. 

Hydreco also exports PTOs around the globe from its Sydney warehouse to New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, China, USA, Europe, and the Middle East for use in some of the toughest applications the world has to offer. 

Apart from PTOs, Hydreco also supplies a complete range of world class hydraulic products that include pumps, valves, hoists, and oil tanks, plus a range of complementary items such as air and electric controls, tail gate swing and body pivot kits, and tail gate and dolly lock air cylinder kits.

The Hydreco brand name is synonymous with quality products which can withstand the toughest of applications but remain innovative with designs. 

As less room becomes available on trucks to fit PTOs and pumps, Hydreco has embarked on a process to reduce the size and weight to make installation not only easier but safer to fit as well. 

For instance, the new 4800 series hot shift PTO, to suit Allison transmissions, is now 22mm lower in height than the earlier 38 series and is also 10kg lighter while maintaining the same torque and offering an extra three ratios.

Hydreco has been working to reduce the size and weight of PTOs and pumps.

Hydreco PTOs are also specified as original equipment with some of Australia’s major truck manufacturers and suppliers and the full range of transport hydraulic components are available through a nationwide network of distributors and resellers. 

In a first for this industry, Hydreco has also put in place a fully trained authorised installer network to support and service the full range of Hydreco products. 

“The goal of this program is to provide a nationwide support network and to provide installation services for our products, at a local level,” said Mario Iglic, Hydreco’s authorised installer manager.

“Currently there are 20 authorised installers spread throughout the country and this number is growing”. 

Hydreco has also introduced a single nationwide phone number, 1300 HYDRECO, which customers can call to get the location of their nearest authorised installer or distributor, and to speak with our local engineering team for technical support.

Hydreco PTOs are the only PTO that is designed and engineered in Australia for Australian conditions. 

With a two-year warranty they stand up to any application whether it’s a side tipper road train hauling iron ore in the Pilbara, a garbage truck travelling the streets of our cities, or an agitator carting cement. You know that you can always rely on Hydreco Powauto.

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