We’re proud of the work hydraulics do in all industries, but it’s a special honor to see hydraulics at work in the areas of defense and government projects. Protecting and caring for our country are very serious matters, and hydraulic power makes these jobs easier and more efficient.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways hydraulic power is at use in government and defense work:
Armored Personnel Carriers
Getting troops from place to place safely is obviously a high priority for our military. Armored personnel carriers are designed to do just that. However, moving large armored vehicles is not easy. The tracks used to move these huge vehicles along are powered by hydraulics.
Aircraft Material Handlers
Servicing and maintaining aircraft is another key part of our military’s function. Aircraft Material Handlers, powered by hydraulics, raise and lower to allow mechanics to reach all parts of the plane and keep it in top condition. The very important task of servicing these aircraft would be much more difficult without hydraulic power.
Truck Mounted Bridge Layers
Truck mounted bridge layers are amazing machines, lifting and moving parts much larger than they are. How do they do it? The answer, of course, is hydraulics. These vehicles are able to rapidly deploy tanks and other armored vehicles across rivers, and their bridge equipment is raised and lowered by hydraulic power. They are truly a sight to see, and hydraulics make it all happen.