View Full Version : Hydraulic Book Recommendations

11-24-2002, 10:02 PM
Hello Fellas,

Was looking for recommendations for a very detailed reference power hydraulic book. Do any of you have any recommendations? Was looking for a detailed reference, detailed explaination of components, maybe some engineering stuff, troubleshooting about power hydraulics, system approach and alot of real world examples.

I know alot to ask!


11-24-2002, 10:15 PM
Have you checked with local trade schools? How about local Hydraulics distributors - the ones around here sell reference materials related to their field. Other sources:

http://www.thomasregister.com/ (do a search for Hydraulics)

ASM International is the motherlode for metalworking books - technical/engineering level. Not cheap by any stretch of imagination.

11-24-2002, 11:34 PM
Thanks Thrud,

But I already did search those. Wanted some inside info on, if some1 has already been there and what they would recommend.

Forrest Addy
11-25-2002, 01:53 AM
Contact parker Hannefin and ask to get into their training program. Won't be cheap but it will be an education.

12-01-2002, 08:03 PM
Call SURPLUS CENTER at 1-800-488-3407 and get a free catalog. They have four hydraulic study course books. They cost 29.95 each. Probably worth it. I bought my hydraulics books from Lindsay Publications several years ago. They were published by VICKERS INC. in 1985. Vickers is in Troy, Michigan. Hope this helps.