Avoid the Lecomble & Schmitt hydraulic stuff like the plague - even more extortionate prices for spares than B&G, stupid overly complicated design AND it's a flimsy toy compared to the B&G ram.
The first thing I would expect of marine
hydraulic equipment should be that it is easily field serviceable and comes with spares - But Lecomble & S**it were happy to tell me their pump is better than all the others because it has many more small flimsy parts
in it ( 6 moving pump parts
or something equally arrogantly moronic) and in the same breath -that I would have to send it in to get serviced!! fantastic if it packs in somewhere mid ocean.
The LS cylinder also uses a overly complicated (Hydac) reversing 4/2 Hydraulic valve where a simple On/Off would have done fine, The valve alone is a fortune, difficult to find and as a specialist bit might fall out of production anytime.
Finally the Lecomble & Schmitt dealer here in NZ "Lusty & Blundell" asked for over $1200 NZD( 6-700 pounds) for 2 rubber seals
, 1 teflon wiper, the Solenoid valve and 2 carbon motor brushes
- this guy might take the cake for a being the biggest boat crook ever @ trice the already ridiculous price
anywhere else in the world.
[Rant over] taking a breath.