One thing I am used to see is catastrophic pump failures. But even I
was surprised when I saw this little beauty. The owner of this pump
showed up the other day, looking for a replacement. Of course, when I
saw the blown up remains, I rushed to ask the man how the incident had
According to the man the "malfunction" had occurred during normal operation of his tipper truck, go figure...
It was the first time when I saw a hydraulic pump
virtually split in half due to catastrophic failure of the rotary
group. The owner of the pump, unfortunately, brought in only one
half of the pump, and he'd thoroughly cleaned it. If he hadn't, the
images would've been much more dramatic...