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    Transport and Specialist Vehicles


    The proportion of all goods transported by road in the UK.
    (source: rha.uk.net)

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    Our customer satisfaction rate.

    Moving you forward with hydraulic solutions and expertise for the transport, haulage and specialist vehicles sector.

    Our technical team take care of hydraulic system design, repair and part replacement enquiries for a wide range of transport applications and vehicles, including: roadside recovery vehicles, haulage trucks, bus tour operators, horseboxes, special events trucks, “blue light” emergency vehicles, motor homes and railway maintenance operators.

    Many thanks for all the help we received from the team at Hydraulics Online. You solved our problem for us more swiftly than anticipated and our customer is already back on the road.

    Whether the need is for linear or rotary drives, the lifting of loads with a powerful hydraulic system, or precise positioning – Hydraulics Online will always find the right drive solution. We can also help you with: hydraulic motors, hydraulic vane pumps (including Eaton Vickers), hydraulic power packs and power units and complete hydraulic systems. Some examples of our hydraulic expertise can be found below.

    Trucks and Loading Ramps

    We support a long list of clients operating in the transport and haulage industry, needing hydraulic parts and solutions for steering, braking and loading ramps. We believe that sourcing hydraulic equipment and solutions should be quick, easy and customer-led.
    Contact our helpful team today on +44 (0)845 644 3640.

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    Heritage Vehicles

    We love helping to preserve the past! Hydraulics Online is renowned for our tenacious approach to sourcing elusive and even obsolete hydraulic equipment for classic and heritage transport vehicles.  If we can’t source the identical part, our expert team will specify suitable alternatives that will perform equally well.

    We offer a repair service too – contact our helpful team today on +44 (0)845 644 3640.

    specialist vehicles heritage bus

    Equipment Trailers and Special Events Trucks

    Our award-winning team can support you with hydraulic system design, repairs and spare parts for trailer heavy-duty and double-loading ramps on vehicles used for: construction, farming, special events and fairground equipment transportation. We can source difficult-to-find parts, guarantee competitive pricing and the fast delivery of equipment of all kinds.

    Specialist Event Truck

    Horsebox Manufacturers and Livestock Transportation

    We’re a proud ‘go-to’ hydraulic solutions provider for horsebox manufacturers and equestrian transport specialists. We understand the importance of a smooth and quiet hydraulic lift mechanism and that the hydraulic power pack and control system must be of the highest quality and reliability. Our close partnership with farmers, horsebox manufacturers and equestrian specialists means we have a wealth of experience in this sector and the ability to help with your requirements and projects.


    Mobility Vehicles

    We supply reliable and safe hydraulic power pack system designs – used for access ramps for ambulances and disability transport vehicles (as well as lift and bath systems used in hospitals and care homes).

    With independent access to over 80 brands, we can always put your needs first and provide you with the optimal solution and service.

    mobility vehicle with hydraulic ramp

    Because Hydraulics Online is independent and not tied to any one manufacturer, I know that they are giving us the best solution and the best products for that solution.


    Ghost Bus Tours – “Who you gonna call?”

    If there's something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? Hydraulics Online! Anyone involved in maintaining a classic car or vintage vehicle will understand the challenges of sourcing parts. But when your vehicles are used commercially, these pressures are even more keenly felt and can send shivers down your spine.   After speaking with Hydraulics [...]

    Case Study: Hydraulic Power Packs for Specialist Vehicles

    Supporting customers’ new product development activities and delivering tender-winning solutions is all in a day’s work for the technical team here at Hydraulics Online. Our philosophy is one of not just “taking orders”, unless that’s all that our customers want and need us to do. Instead, we make it our business to understand your business… only then […]

    Case Study: Transport Industry

    Hydraulics Online were approached by one of the most respected names in the global transport industry and asked to quote for regular supplies of Vickers hydraulic vane pumps. And the rest, as they say, is history. We love working with original equipment manufacturers, helping them to create a quality product and strengthen their brand. But […]

    Case Study: Original Equipment Manufacturer – Specialist Vehicles

    The Customer: Specialist Vehicles Manufacturer The Task: To provide a bespoke hydraulic system to suit the customer’s specialist, diverse applications. The Solution: The basic functional description was taken from the customer against which the Hydraulics Online design team proposed a complete hydraulic system which was “fit for purpose” from the outset; meeting both the customer’s […]

    Case Study: Transport & Logistics

    The Customer: Household Name Distribution Company The Task: Hydraulics Online were asked to identify an unmarked hydraulic power pack / hydraulic power unit and to specify a new, more efficient and cost-effective solution The Solution: Hydraulics Online successfully submitted their proposed specification and quotation. The hydraulic power packs / hydraulic power units were subsequently built […]