During the mid 1970’s a need was realised for a specialist supplier of hydraulics componentry specifically to the agricultural machinery market that was then experiencing buoyant times. The industry in Australia at that time was dictated to by four major suppliers.

Cross Hydraulics was established in Melbourne during February 1976 as a joint venture with Cross Manufacturing Inc. A major Manufacturer and supplier to the American agricultural industry. Within one year of opening the doors, five people were employed to process the amount of business being generated. Initially, the products promoted and sold were agricultural cylinders, mobile directional control valves and gear pumps. By 1980 the company had become so successful that the Australian partner was able to purchase the American interest in the company and so Cross Hydraulics became and remains a completely Australian owned company.

Tom Burrows

From this time as demands in volume arose outside the cross Manufacturing Inc. Range of Manufacturerd products, new suppliers were sourced whose products would further enhance the goods offered and available from Cross Hydraulics but still applicable to the core of the business which was still primarily based on the agricultural industry.


VDP08 Series Load Sensing Pressure Pre-Compensated Proportional Valves

Load sensing directional control valve VDP08 offers a load-independent flow control ( flow in each section depends only by the spool position and not by the load acting on any function.

Electronic Joysticks and Grips

JHM SERIES - Heavy Duty Multi-Axis Hall Effect Electronic Joysticks

JMF SERIES - Heavy Duty Multi-Axis Potentiometric Joysticks

MAP SERIES - Heavy Duty Single-Axis PWM output

EX Series Valves

Load Sense Pressure Post-Compensated Flow Sharing Valves.