Vehicle accessory: The Cool Flow hydraulic oil cooler from Loftness Specialized Equipment greatly reduces the risk of overheating in skid steers and hydraulically powered attachments when operating in demanding applications and hot work environments. The automatic thermostat-controlled fan provides adequate cooling to the system whenever needed to boost machine efficiency, even when an attachment is not being used.
Unlike most other hydraulic coolers that are mounted near the attachment, the Cool Flow attaches to the roof of a skid steer cab where it is less susceptible to vibration, back pressure, debris and potential impact damage. It is specially engineered to allow full hydraulic flow to the attachment in either direction without risk of damage to the cooler. This unique feature allows operators to run the attachment in reverse when needed, and it also protects the unit in case hydraulic hoses are accidentally reversed.
A self-cleaning design helps the Cool Flow run efficiently. To further simplify maintenance, the bottom screen slides out for easy cleaning, and the hinged fan assembly can be raised to access the cooling core.
The Cool Flow has up to 40-GPM flow capacity and is compatible with all brands of skid steers. Operators can keep the unit continuously mounted to provide cooling for multiple attachments used on one skid steer.
Loftness manufactures the VMLogix line of vegetation management equipment, which includes hydraulic oil coolers and high-performance mulching heads for a variety of equipment, ranging from skid steer loaders to 400-horsepower prime movers.