A hydraulic system can give you lots of power, somewhat precise control, and long durability, provided you are responsible with the maintenance of the whole system. That aspect is perhaps the only downside to using a hydraulic installation, too – they require a bit more maintenance than usual in order to keep them in a good running condition.
As we said above though, as long as you’re responsible about that, and you’ve invested in the right equipment in the first place, it should be pretty easy to ensure the reliable operation of everything you’re using. It starts with finding a good business partner – you’ll need to hire a company you can trust for the purchase of all your hydraulic equipment. Consistency is very important here – do everything possible to buy your equipment from the same company, instead of spreading out all over the place. It might be possible to get several different kinds of items from different companies without any negative effects, but keep in mind that this sort of thing can still create some possible inconsistencies in the operation of the different hydraulic components.
An old saying states that a system of any kind is as strong as its weakest link – and that’s particularly true in the case of hydraulic systems, where you’re generally limited by the weakest component in the whole setup. If you’ve got a single valve that’s prone to bursting under pressure and you can’t rely on it, then this will set the overall level of reliability for the entire system. Obviously situations like this should be avoided, and this is another benefit of working with a single company for all your hydraulic components as we described above. If one type of part is of high quality when you buy it from a certain company, then you can be pretty sure that this will also be valid for all other parts you’re using as well.