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Forklifts are specialized vehicles that are relatively common in the logistics industry and the transportation of materials and products in the manufacturing industry. 




Forklifts rely on engine power to move around, just like a passenger car. The engine also drives a hydraulic pump and generates hydraulic fluid pressure. This pressure flows through pipes to operate the actuator. The speed is controlled by adjusting the volume of fluid flowing into the cylinder. A high volume of fluid increases the speed. The valves that control the flow can open and shut freely so the speed changes in a smooth curve.



Cranes are trucks with equipment that can suspend, raise and lower a load. Hydraulic equipment is attached to the bed or engine of a truck, which then leads to an actuator to power each part. Movement is controlled using levers inside the driver’s cabin. The hydraulic equipment works on a similar principle as a forklift. Cranes are powerful vehicles that assist heavy work by building hydraulic pressure in a few small parts.



Excavators are another similar vehicle. They are mainly used for digging, trenching, loading dirt and sand, and flattening ground, but they can also be used for pile driving. Actuators are found in the track roller, the swing drive, the arm and the bucket, and they all have hydraulic motors and cylinders attached.



There are also many types of agricultural machinery that rely on hydraulic equipment to operate, like tractors and combines.

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