3 Reasons Why My Hydraulic Cylinder Won’t Retract

When hydraulic cylinders don’t retract, all operations come to a halt. The situation is frustrating from a maintenance standpoint and from the downtime involved in troubleshooting the issue. Understanding common problems with retracting hydraulic cylinders can help save time and even prevent the problems altogether. What Makes Single-Acting and Double-Acting Hydraulic Cylinders Retract? Knowing how …

Published: August 18, 2021 Last Updated: August 18, 2021 How To Series

What Are the Differences Between Tie Rod and Welded Hydraulic Cylinders?

Several factors go into choosing a hydraulic cylinder, but one of the most important is the design. Standard hydraulic cylinders fall into two categories: tie rod and welded rod. These categories speak to the cylinder design only—specifically, how the cylinder barrel is attached to the end caps. We will address this and other design and …

Published: August 4, 2021 Last Updated: August 18, 2021 Welded Rod Cylinders, NFPA Tie Rod Cylinders

What Hydraulic Cylinder Do I Need for My Bobcat?

Replacing worn or damaged hydraulic cylinders during preventative maintenance helps prevent costly equipment downtime in the field. With so many options online, determining which replacement cylinders you should choose for your Bobcat excavator or skid-steer isn’t always easy. Determining Your Bobcat® Hydraulic Cylinder Requirements The type of Bobcat hydraulic cylinder parts you need depends on …

Published: June 23, 2021 Last Updated: June 23, 2021 Agricultural, Construction, Industries, Bobcat Cylinders

Hydraulic System Overheating

Whether you have a welded rod cylinder or telescopic cylinder, chances are you already know how destructive cylinder issues like fluid leaks can be. While leaks are known to cause cylinder issues, system overheating can be less obvious but just as pervasive. Hydraulic system overheating problems can be caused by different factors, including high heat …

Published: June 9, 2021 Last Updated: June 8, 2021 How To Series ,

Why a Custom Hydraulic Cylinder is Right for You

With advanced technological software and enhanced engineering capabilities, custom hydraulic cylinders may be the best option for your mobile and industrial machinery needs. While standard cylinders can accommodate most needs, there often remain issues not addressed with standard cylinders. Design and engineering factor into how well your hydraulics can adapt and perform reliably. Custom hydraulic …

Published: May 26, 2021 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 Custom Hydraulic Cylinders, How To Series