Hyspecs’s service manager for the South Island, James McKay, and his team recently completely redesigned and replaced the hydraulic supply and control system on a berry harvester, giving it a second lease of life.
The project involved working closely with the sales team, and multiple technicians completing mechanical, electrical, and programming work. “The old system on the harvester was inefficient and it was difficult to maintain correct operation,” Mr McKay recalls. “But we got it running smoothly again…we derive great satisfaction from such projects.”
The service department’s talented team consists of three auto electricians, a heavy diesel mechanic, four machinists, and three EWP inspectors, all trade qualified. Facilities include a large cylinder stripping bed with hydraulic tooling; a machine shop; welding facilities including AC/DC TIG, Mig, MMA,and Gas; a 5000psi test bench; and a 300HP pump testing stand with data logging, online particle monitoring, and mobile digital pressure and flow meter capabilities.
Mr McKay and his team can manufacture, fault find, repair, service, and certify any hydraulic machinery. They are authorised service agents for 20 brands ranging from access equipment and mobile plant to power generation and industrial equipment.
Mr McKay joined Hyspecs in 2007. A trade qualified machinist, he has extensive industrial and mobile machinery maintenance experience.