InsaneHydraulics - Sergiy Sydorenko © 2009-2011 All Ridghts Reserved
This set of pictures displays an interesting axial piston pump failure -
a steel piston split straight in the middle, with one half of the head
breaking off and separating itself into a neat looking "cut view"
piece. Normally when the steel part of the piston comes to a breaking
point the brass head is long gone, but in this case the steel piston
split while still "wearing the shoe", therefore we can say that this
time the brass was really tougher than the steel!