2009 - Volume #33, Issue #2, Page #40[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
They Specialize In Custom Hydraulics
"We fabricate all the manifold and reservoir assemblies from scratch, with reservoirs ranging in size from 5 gallons to 2,000 gallons," says Haacke.
Haack will custom-build units that meet your needs. They also have standard units in production. With 30 years of experience and a fluid power engineer on staff, there isn't much they can't do. So far his smallest unit is a 4 1/2 hp system to raise and lower trailers. He has also built power units for portable posthole augers, flatbed winches and for use on the back of ATV's.
Stand-alone, self-contained units are available with 2 1/2 to 20 hp gas and diesel engines, with gear pump flow ranging from 6 gpm on up. They come with low oil engine shut down and a 15 to 20 amp charging system. Smaller units are available as grab-and- go units, while larger units mount on skids or anywhere they're needed, such as the tongue or nose of a trailer.
Haacke has standardized his valving options and gear pumps around Subaru engines. However, he will use whatever motor or pto-powered pump the customer prefers or has on hand.
"Just tell us what you need to do and how fast you want it to work," says Haacke. "Speed and force are the two questions to answer. Just tell us what you want, and we will build it for you."
Prices, he says, depend on the system design and options selected. A basic 4 1/2 hp system is priced under $1,000; a 13 1/2 hp unit runs around $5,000. He can make systems with wired and wireless remote controls.
"When you get into radio remote control and variable speed options, that alone can add $1,000 to the cost of a unit," says Haacke. "What our customer gets is a completely assembled and fully tested system. If your're close by our plant, we even deliver it with oil in it, ready to go."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Responsible Fluid Power, 27075 Mueller Place, Sioux Falls, S. Dak. 57108 (ph 605 368-2300; fax 605 368-2333; dch@responsible fluidpower.com; www.responsiblefluid power.com).
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