Hydraulic leak

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Re: Hydraulic leak

Post by warmstrong1955 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:37 pm

I worked for an equipment manufacturing company, that built drill jumbos & bolters. They are hydraulic intensive machines, and have a whole lot of adapters & hoses. When they got fired up for the first time, it was often an ugly show, with oil dripping, running, and even spraying out from one end to the other.

I started a new policy. The mechanics who plumbed the machine up, would pony up one beer per leak on Friday night.
At first, it was quite expensive, not to mention quite a party to finance, for some of those teams. What was more amazing was how rapidly the start-up leaks went from dozens, to one or two on the next builds.

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Re: Hydraulic leak

Post by NP317 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:40 pm

That's outstanding!
There's nothing like cause effecting those responsible for the quality.
'Leads to quick improvements.
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Re: Hydraulic leak

Post by Greg_Lewis » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:48 pm

Must have been some great parties, though......
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Re: Hydraulic leak

Post by warmstrong1955 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:11 am

Greg_Lewis wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:48 pm
Must have been some great parties, though......
Absolutely!
I did finance the pizza at first….with company money.
I had to change that plan, and pay for a few pitchers of suds too, as the start-up leaks all but disappeared, and the crew was getting parched on Friday nights!

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