Hydraulics has been introduced to many different industries, but none have been as heavily influenced by the power of hydraulics as the construction industry has. Without hydraulics, heavy machinery such as excavators and trenchers, loaders, and more, would not be able to perform as they do currently. Hydraulics have become a major part of the construction industry, making extraordinary things possible. Read all about the role of hydraulic in the construction industry below:


The switch to hydraulics

The construction industry has not always been powered by hydraulics. The industry used to rely on tools such as cables and winches to perform certain tasks. It was only in the 1960’s that the industry moved to hydraulic machinery and started using bulldozers, excavators, graders and more. Over time, hydraulics has improved vastly, allowing contractors to complete high-end precision work in a much shorter time than before.


How it changed the industry

The hydraulic process uses a variety of components to provide the machinery with the power that it needs to perform difficult tasks. Through the help of hydraulic components, various types of earthmoving equipment can be used to lift, carry and dig up a range of materials. All of this, paired with an individual trained to use the machinery is a suitable way to ensure precision in every project.


Hydraulics used in construction

The construction industry uses hydraulics in many different ways. Some machines have very complex hydraulic systems that provide components such as excavation arms with the power and control necessary to perform a range of tasks.