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Hawthorne Cat Hydraulic Service = Smart Thinking

Hawthorne Cat is the right choice for your hydraulic repair needs. We offer full service hydraulic repair including cylinder repair, pump rebuild and custom hose assembly. Our specialized hydraulic cylinder equipment speeds disassembly and assembly, saving you time and money. Hawthorne provides light/honing of worn cylinders to clean up scratches and imperfections that can cut the performance of your hydraulic system and accelerate seal wear.

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Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)

Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) are an integral component in Caterpillar Generator Sets and are responsible for transferring power between utility and generator. Hawthorne Power Systems offers a broad range of automatic transfer switch products that are positioned to support virtually any type of emergency power application from simple, single ATS installations to highly complex, multi-ATS/generator switchgear systems. Today every standby generator set that is sold requires at least one ATS, and some cases require multiple units.

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Why You Need an S.O.S. Oil Analysis

The S.O.S. Oil Analysis tests have been developed by Caterpillar® engineers and chemists to evaluate the condition of your engines and machines, rather than the condition of the oil alone. Following is a brief description of the standard tests offered in the S.O.S. program. Additional tests, such as viscosity, TBN or TAN, may be performed if needed.

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Safety Best Practices & Training

Safety is a top concern at Caterpillar. From the design of our products to the quality of our equipment training, we strive to promote the safest working environments possible.

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Fluid Analysis | The Importance of S.O.S.

Hawthorne's S.O.S.SM (Scheduled Oil Sampling) can put your equipment on a regular diagnostic program.

S.O.S. identifies abnormal wear by determining the amount of various wear elements in the oil from a particular compartment. Sample data is then permanently recorded to track the history of each compartment of each machine and warn of impending failure. In addition to oil, the lab can evaluate fuel, hydraulic fluid and coolant for indicators that can lead to early, unexpected failures.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Hawthorne Power Systems understands the importance of quality power to your operation. Whether supporting critical processes or defending servers from harmful power problems, Cat's UPS Systems will provide years of low maintenance protection. Yielding the lowest operating costs in the industry, Cat's UPS system will provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing that Hawthorne is standing beside you in your efforts to grow your business.

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Certified Powertrain Rebuild

A Caterpillar Certified Powertrain Rebuild by Hawthorne Cat can get your machine running like new again. A Certified Powertrain Rebuild is ideal for machines operating in harsh environments such as landfills. Recently, Hawthorne Cat completed a machine rebuild on an 836H landfill compactor that had been working daily at the Otay Landfill. The project was a success and the unit was delivered working and looking like new  - with a fresh coat of paint and a comprehensive certified 3 year, 6,000 hour warranty.

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A Coolant Analysis Can Help Prevent Engine Failure

Coolant or cooling-system problems contribute to more than 50% of all engine failures. These failures can be due to inadequate cooling system maintenance, incorrect concentration, poor operational procedures such as extensive lugging or inadequate cool-down procedures, or system problems such as stray electrical current or block-heater failure. These problems will eventually affect the oil condition, and may cause oil oxidation or anti-wear additive dropout.

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