Pressure
Properties of Matter

Using fluid pressure to move the Earth

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Hydraulics

Every day on building sites machines move huge amounts of earth that would take several people many days to shift on their own. These machines rely on hydraulics – look out for the large pistons in large cylinders at work.

Just how are such large forces generated to push earth around in this way?

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