We have been invited to present our 3-Day Hands-On Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting workshop at Cline Hose & Hydraulics in Greenville, SC March 20th – 22nd, 2018. In addition to our nationally acclaimed workshop, two of the days will include tours of the Cline facility where students will be able to witness a pump being rebuilt on one day and an accumulator being rebuilt another!  This is a workshop no one who works around hydraulics would want to miss.


The video below by GPM instructor Jack Weeks explains one of the most crucial concepts included in the the 3-Day Hands-On Workshop, the Difference between Pressure and Flow. Failure to understand this concept virtually ensures that a technician will remain a parts-changer and not a troubleshooter!

This workshop will be followed by our One-Day Hands-On Troubleshooting Proportional Valves Workshop.


Save $100 if you attend BOTH workshops!

Included in the Workshop

  • Professional Instruction from our consultants who have years of experience solving hydraulic problems through hands-on experience.
  • Our Full Color Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Manual (over 200 pages) that has become the standard of excellence in hundreds of plants across the Country and in Canada.
  • GPM’s Training Kit that includes the Fluid Power Data Book (63 pages), a calculator, hydraulic safety stickers and course utensils.
  • Superior computerized animation of pumps, valves and complete systems.
  • Hands On Exercises on GPM’s real world industrial style hydraulic trainer.
  • A Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Certificate to prove that you have successfully completed the nation’s most respected hydraulic troubleshooting workshop.
  • Refreshments provided each day of the workshop.
  • Each student will be able to ask questions while observing pump and accumulator repair.

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • The three tests that can be performed to determine if any pump is bad within 15 minutes or less.
  • Our four-step pressure setting procedure developed exclusively to reduce heat, shock and leakage in any system.
  • How to be certain that, when a valve is replaced, the spool, pilot and drain lines are exactly the same as the original.
  • How to repair and pre-charge accumulators for maximum speed and shock absorption and the two quick checks that can be made to verify that it is operating properly.
  • The four safety procedures that must be followed before charging, discharging and removing an accumulator prior to working on the system.
  • How to troubleshoot the machine from the hydraulic schematic.
  • The right and wrong methods of increasing the speed of the machine.
  • The three factors that determine the flow through a flow control and how they affect the speed of the cylinder or motor.
  • How to troubleshoot and adjust servo and proportional valves without contaminating the system.
  • The four ways that contamination enters the system, how to control it – PLUS how to maintain the filters for extended component life and reduced machine wear.
  • How to verify that a cylinder or motor is bad before it is changed.
  • The ten most common causes of leaks and how to prevent them.

Registration Fee – $995 per person

2018 Workshop Agenda

Day 1


8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Hydraulic Fundamentals
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 PM – 4:00 PM Hydraulic Pumps
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cline Facility Tour – Pump Rebuild
Day 2 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Directional Valves
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Check and Logic Valves
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM LAB
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 4:00 PM Pressure Controls & Accumulators
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cline Facility Tour – Accumulator Rebuild
Day 3


8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Flow Controls & Hydraulic Motors
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM LAB
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM Servo and Proportional Valves
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Hydrostatic Drives
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fluid Maintenance

Location: Cline Hose & Hydraulics

155 Verdin, Rd. Greenville, SC

To Register, Call Robin Haywood @ GPM Hydraulic Consulting, Inc. (770) 267-3787