Hydratec’s return to operational services under strict COVID 19 guidelines.

As of Monday 11th May 2020, Hydratec will be returning to fully operational services from both our Yateley and Heywood facilities.

We continue to remain partly operational until 11th May, to support requests relating to the NHS and other of the UK’s front-line essential services for on-site support and for the dispatch of critical stock parts when required.

Key personnel can still be contacted directly via their mobile phones, (numbers provided to existing customers).

To protect our staff, we will be following the distancing and hygiene standards as recommended by the Government relating to Covid-19. Returning to work, repair and modernisation engineers will all be correctly equipped with face masks, gloves, visors and goggles and thoroughly briefed on COVID 19 distancing and safety procedures prior to visiting any work site.

Our Senior Managers will be prioritising all jobs and projects that were already in progress or due to start prior to the lockdown. We are happy to discuss timelines for any new jobs or projects and appreciate your understanding whilst we clear the backlog of work.

Technical support is available through the usual channels and by emailing sales@hydratec-lifts.co.uk we will do our utmost to respond as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

Rob Keane

18 Oct

Hydraulic Lifts In Winter


It’s that time of year again – winter is coming and we are not alone in our dislike of the cold.

Hydraulic oil temperature

The recommended temperature of hydraulic oil is between 5-40°C, and if the temperature falls below this range, your customer’s hydraulic lift may experience problems.

Issues like not levelling when it reaches a floor or ceasing to function completely are symptomatic of cold oil when the outside temperature drops.

Preventative maintenance

Before winter truly sets in, take time to consider some preventative maintenance. Now is the time to check that motor room heaters are working efficiently and, your customers may want to consider the addition of an oil tank heater or oil change if the oil is degraded.

We’ll keep your customer’s lift running smoothly

Should your customer’s lift require maintenance and/or repair over the chilly winter period, Hydratec’s experienced hydraulic engineers are on hand to provide rapid, professional assistance with all types of minor and major lift repairs to keep the lift machinery running smoothly.

Hydratec also provides expert, impartial advice on the winter running and maintenance of hydraulic lifts – so don’t let any important lift succumb to the cold this winter, get in contact with us now.

Remember, preventative maintenance is the best kind of maintenance.