Machines put into service over 20 years ago are still in operation.
- Machines put into service over 20 years ago are still in operation. However, like all electronics, availability of spare parts can start to be an issue as older electronic boards become obsolete and more difficult to support. This is also true of hydraulic machines, since all machines today use some type of micro-processor.
- In general, the machines will last as long if not longer than similar-sized hydraulic machines.