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“It’s definitely a trend, I’m not sure why it started,” said Mark Lacey, the owner of Lacey’s Pumping Co. “I’ve had so many people ask for recommendations.”
In fact, the city of Calgary recently launched a new competition for people looking to get their hands on a hydraulic press to see which one they’d prefer to have.
The winner will be selected for a free hydraulic press and will be able to use it to help with their work at the company.
“The winner will get to be one of the first people to have their work done with a hydraulic pump,” Lacey said.
A video that was filmed by Lacey shows the process of putting a hydraulic machine together. “
If you’ve never been to one of our locations, it’s one of those things that’s very exciting to be a part of.”
A video that was filmed by Lacey shows the process of putting a hydraulic machine together.
“When you put a hydraulic line into a hydraulic platform it’s a little bit like putting a needle into a paintball gun,” Lacey said.
The video shows how it’s done with the assistance of a friend, who can be seen in the background.
“He’s got a hand drill and a wrench, and a drill bit, and he does all the manual work,” Lacerys son, Alex Laceries, said.
After the hydraulic press is installed, the pump is then placed in the air to help the pressure increase.
The press is able to take a lot of pressure, so the family will install a special pump for a longer time.
“They are not as powerful as a hand pump,” Alex Laceys son said.
If the pressure is too high, the machine will have to be removed, and Lacey will have a technician come to replace the pump.
“You have to put a bit of rubber in the end, but it’s pretty safe,” Lacy said.
Lacey has also installed hydraulic presses for restaurants.
“One of the big things that we see with restaurants, that’s always been a concern is that the water comes in too quickly,” Litton said.
That’s because a hand hydraulic press has to be attached to the floor to allow the water to drain quickly.
“But once it’s in place, you can just put the hand pump and it’s really quiet and it just flows,” Lillard said.
For the Lacey family, the hydraulic presses are an ideal way to keep their family busy.
“My dad was in the Army, so we always have a little extra energy that we need to work at,” Littles son, Luke Littels said.