InsaneHydraulics - Sergiy Sydorenko © 2009-2011 All Ridghts Reserved
Apparently, copying industry can't keep up with the constant progress
of Komatsu pumps. Here's a couple examples - picture 1 shows the
aftermarket barrel for Komatsu HPV 112 - the manufacturer limited
himself to copying the external dimensions, and left out the "patented
stuff", like the uneven port pitch of the original Komatsu barrel, or
the optimized and widened oil channels. One could argue at this point if
the uneven pitch makes that much of a difference, but it does help you
tell the barrel is not genuine just by looking at it.
Picture 2 shows the swashplates for the same pump
model, the casting quality of the aftermarket swashplate is notoriously
low, as well as the finish.
Will such parts work? Yes they will, but... they will last
less, and that's why they should also cost less, like a lot less...