Packaged Hydraulics for Productivity Improvement-Case History: ASV Inc. All Terrain Vehicle 851534
Incorporating individual components of the hydraulic circuit on a machine into an integrated package can be an excellent method of improving productivity. Not only does this concept cut production time and costs, it can also actually improve machine performance by reducing pressure drop, weight, and space requirements.
The ASV Track Truck is a case in point. All main functions of the machine, including propulsion, operate hydraulically. This paper discusses the reasons for, and benefits of, using a custom valve package instead of individual components mounted and connected with hose or tubing to accomplish these functions.