Hose Repair Pod Makes Quality Repairs Easier – NZ Logger
After launching an on-site hydraulic hose repair and maintenance service that enables crews to make fixes themselves in a fraction of the time and cost, BOA has now introduced a new idea that makes the job easier for crews to handle.
For the past 5 years, the people behind BOA Hydraulics, Brothers Greg and Simon Boakes, have offered an alternative to the mobile service model, allowing contractors the ability to repair and maintain their own hydraulic hoses onsite, using products supplied by BOA.
To make that process easier, BOA has put together a mobile facility that houses the German-made precision crimping and cutting machinery in a trailer-based unit it calls the BOApod.
The company says the tough and robust construction is built to handle the sort of conditions experienced in the forest, combined with dustproof and sterile materials to reduce hose contamination. It says the BOApod is easy to use, with additional safety elements such as low voltage machinery, lighting, lockable compartments and all designed to be at an ideal safe working height.
BOA’s understanding of the forestry industry, based on many years’ experience, led to impressive design features being incorporated such as an easy hose handling system, a lightweight high-density polyethylene molded body and aluminum internals for a quality finish and ample storage for spare assembled hose and fittings. A huge under-body drawer give capacity to take away old hoses from site, which helps protect the environment and fits with their own zero-contamination goal, says BOA.
With an eye for total quality, even the European torsion suspension and braking system on the trailer has been built to ensure customers can rely on the BOApod regardless of where it is towed and used.