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Hydraulic system service & repair

We service & repair your equipment and fluid power systems to OEM specifications, and offer a service exchange programme that reduces your hydraulics equipment downtime.

End-to-end hydraulic repairs


Comprehensive testing & repair of malfunctioning hydraulic components, equipment & machinery to OEM spec. Standard repairs are completed within 2 – 8 weeks barring motor repairs, which take between 4 & 8 weeks. Emergency & express repairs are also conducted by our hydraulic engineers, who quickly & cost-effectively restore components to OEM standards.

Conducted in ISO 9001-certified workshops using only genuine spare parts, all repairs are backed by a standard 12-month warranty.

  • Services available continent-wide (Africa)
  • Service exchange for pumps, motors & gearboxes available
  • Test certificate verifying repairs proves compliance



Bosch Rexroth will also repair your hydrostatic drive.




Aftersales includes maintaining or repairing a tractor hydraulic system.

Ensuring maximum uptime


We help you increase your productivity through a complete aftersales services & support offering for your solutions, equipment and tools.

We offer expert support across the lifecycle of your hydraulics machine. This means that, in addition to standard service & support, we provide emergency field services, modernisation assessments & general consulting.

All offsite services are carried out in our certified Bosch Rexroth Service Centre of Competence, with only genuine spare parts used.

  • 24/7 onsite services
  • Customised service level agreements
  • Temporary service exchange offering for hydraulics cylinders, pumps & gearboxes


Hydraulic cylinder refurbishment


We refurbish & repair hydraulic cylinder components and casings to OEM specification with inhouse facilities that enable cylinder design, grinding, inspection, testing, honing, turning & repairing - all under one roof.

Group Company, Hytec Engineering, offers a complete turnkey solution, from cylinder transportation to stripping, inspection, refurbishment & testing.

To help ensure minimal disruption to your plant or project, the ISO 9001-certified cylinder workshop is geared towards fast turnaround & high-quality workmanship.

  • 6-month warranty on repairs
  • Temporary service exchange cylinder
  • Test function & leakage up to 800 bar
  • Range of different cylinder finishes available



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If you are searching for ‘hydraulics near me’, look no further than Bosch Rexroth South Africa. We have a hydraulic shop near you.

Hydraulic Service & Maintenance Contracts


Group Company Hytec South Africa offers tailored service & maintenance contracts for new and existing hydraulic equipment that are designed, installed, commissioned and maintained by them.

The offering covers full time site-based and non-site-based planned services. All contracts can be modified to suit customer requirements, and include mobile site support, engineer back-up, asset management, and on-site stock & fluid management.

Benefits of these contracts include:

  • Best practice system maintenance
  • Reduced capital outlay on critical components & consumables
  • Reduced repair & breakdown costs
  • Increased component & system longevity
  • Asset preservation


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Frequently Asked Questions


How do you explain a hydraulic system?

A basic hydraulic system is a type of drive technology that uses fluid to move energy from a motor to an actuator in industrial hydraulics. An example of an actuator is a hydraulic cylinder. These are used primarily where high power density is required or when there are rapid changes to load requirements, catering to the requirements of industrial and heavy-duty mobile equipment.

What is a hydraulic system and how does it work?

In basic hydraulics, there are different types of hydraulic systems, each containing the same main components and all designed to work the same way. There are 5 main components.

What are examples of hydraulics systems?

Hydraulic systems are used in industrial machinery in multiple applications across a range of industries. A few of the major examples are:

  • Hydraulics lift / hydraulic platform lift
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Heavy equipment
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Hydraulic jacks / hydraulic scissor lifts
  • Aeroplanes
  • Hydraulic shock absorbers
  • Hydraulic press / portable hydraulic press

Some mining and construction equipment that use these include:

  • Cranes
  • Bulldozers
  • Forklifts
  • Backhoes
  • Loaders
  • Log splitter
  • Shovels
  • Earth moving machinery

What are the 5 basic components of a hydraulic system?

A basic hydraulic system consists of:

In addition to these five components, hydraulic piping and filters are also primary components in hydraulic machines.

The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies brings you the world’s leading hydraulics, pneumatics and automation brands for all your warehousing automation requirements.