Safety and Suppliers


All vehicles must abide by technical requirements, and must be approved through the Verification Review process in order to be cleared for safety and usability at the Final Competition Event.


The Parts Suppliers will furnish a menu of fluid power components that will work well with most vehicle designs, including pumps, motors, accumulators, valves, pressure gauges, hose assemblies, etc.

For teams from returning universities, the minimum requirement will be to use all new components on the same vehicle frame, or to reuse components on a new vehicle frame.

  • Teams will be able to select sponsored parts from a component menu provided by the Parts Suppliers.
  • The Fluids Supplier will furnish a 5 gallon pail of environmentally-friendly fluid, compatible with components provided.
  • All details pertaining to procurement can be found in the Overview, Rules and Awards document or in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge mobile app.

Student Teams can reference these websites for more information:

Industry judges and Ernie Parker, the Technical Liaison, will serve to answer technical design questions. Teams are encouraged to watch the all Educational Webinars.