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Benefits of onsite mobile hydraulic hose repair

The benefits of an onsite mobile hydraulic hose repair helped McDougall Logging, ML Contracting, and Joblin Engineering eliminate downtime, increased productivity of the staff and heavy machinery, and they are able to take back control of their hydraulic hose repair.

The Forestry Industry

Forest terrain is rough and demands a lot from machinery – normally resulting in significant wear-and-tear on hydraulic hoses. Any hydraulic hose failure results in machine and staff downtime can stall operations and increases the overall costs of the project.

In remote locations, hose doctors are far from the site which can mean steep callout fees and longer wait times. Blown hoses can make machines lose a significant amount of hydraulic oil, negatively impacting the environment.

We interviewed McDougall Logging about their experience using the mobile hydraulic hose repair unit. They are one of the pioneers in using the BOApod in the forestry industry. 

One of their problems is they are located in a remote area. Whenever they experience machine downtime, they need to get in touch with hose doctors in Wanganui or Raetihi, then meet them or wait for them for hours.

With the help of the BOApod, Arnold and the team of McDougall are up and running in 15 minutes and the spare hoses aren't floating around the bottoms of machines getting contaminated and covered in oil. They are no longer reliant on other contractors to come in and in this way, they are able to take care of their downtime themselves.

The Mining and Quarrying Industry

According to the University of Wollongong in Australia, hydraulic hose failure accounts for 37% of machine downtime in the mining sector.  As a result, downtime is a fatal problem for mining enterprises, and it also drives up operating expenses significantly.

Mines are frequently situated in isolated locations, and hydraulic equipment must work in challenging conditions under pressure. Mines lose money every minute that valuable material isn't being recovered and transferred.

Louis, the owner of ML Contracting, says that since they have got the BOApod hose repair unit, their turnaround time on hose repairs is immediate.

Recently, we got an opportunity to talk to ML Contracting about how downtime affected their Mining Operations on the West Coast of New Zealand. 

Normally, they spend around 25-30k a month on their hose repairs but after having their own mobile hydraulic hose repair onsite, they only spend 4 and half to five thousand a month. They no longer have to pay for the extras of someone driving to the site, building it up, and then paying the profit margin. It also made their repairs quicker and easier, with no need to wait for the hose doctors to appear.

Learn how to lower your hydraulic hose bills with ML Contracting. 


The Civil Industry

If hydraulic hose repair is budgeted for, and hose doctors are readily available, how could civil contractors improve the productivity of their hydraulic assets?

In remote locations, hose doctors are far from the site which can mean steep callout fees and longer wait times. Blown hoses can make machines lose a significant amount of hydraulic oil, negatively impacting the environment.

Any hydraulic hose failure results in machine and staff downtime can stall operations and increases the overall costs of the project. 

One of the customers we are able to help is Complete Field Services. They run a full equipment and truck heavy diesel work in Hamilton, New Zealand. They started off with just a one-man band with one Ute and a trailer with a welder on. And now, there are 9 of them with a broad experience across different trades.

They had their first BOApod nearing the end of 2021 and after a year, they got their 2nd BOApod. 

Duanne, owner of Complete Field Services just like the ease of working on the BOApod. It's been a good asset for them as it also gives them an extra revenue stream for their business.

Learn how they are able to use the BOApod as an extra revenue stream here.



Hydraulic machinery supports efficient and smooth operations in several key industries. In order to maintain uninterrupted operations, forestry, mining, civil, demolition, and quarrying operations must overcome downtime.

With BOA Hydraulics solution offers the fastest and most effective hydraulic hose repair solution.

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