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Water-Based Hydraulic Systems

Industrial Duty Pumps & Accessories for Water-Based Hydraulic Applications



Due to technology advances and environmental concerns in recent years, there has been a greater interest in water-based hydraulic systems for industrial and mobile applications. Choosing a water-based system reduces environmental concerns and provides these valuable advantages:

Advantages of Water-Based Hydraulics:

  • Fireproof / Fire Resistant
  • Better Heat Transfer
  • Easy Spill Cleanup (No EPA issues)
  • Low Cost vs. Petroleum Fluid
  • Reduces or Eliminates Cost of Fluid Disposal
  • Reduces Product Contamination
  • Environment-Friendly

Common Applications:

  • Mining Equipment
    • Longwall Cutting Machines
    • Dust Suppression
  • Automotive Manufacturing
    • Presses
    • Body Component Hydro-forming
    • Tire Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
    • Central Cleaning Systems
    • Sanitation and Washdown
    • Tool Cleaning
  • Offshore Oil Rigs
    • Oil and Gas Line Actuators
    • Emergency Shutdown Systems
    • Well Head Controls


  • Steel Manufacturing
    • Continuous Casters
    • Hot and Cold Mills
    • Finishing Stands
    • Pickling Lines
  • Tube and Pipe Manufacturing
    • Hydrostatic Testing
    • Extrusion
  • Wood and Paper Process
    • De-barking
    • Presses

Cat Pumps has provided water-based hydraulic pumping solutions for over 50 years. Decades of engineering and close customer relations has helped us develop versatile water-based hydraulics product solutions.

With field-proven dependability in applications around the globe, Cat Pumps provides the best high-pressure water pumps and systems for water-based hydraulic systems.