What Hydraulic Cylinder Do I Need for my Dump Body?

Finding the right hydraulic cylinder for your dump truck requirements requires understanding which type of hydraulic cylinder is best suited for your requirements. This also means having the right lift measurements to ensure your hydraulic cylinder can meet your daily work demands. Telescopic hydraulic cylinders are often used for dump truck lift cylinders instead of …

Published: May 12, 2021 Last Updated: June 14, 2021 Industries, Waste

Hydraulic Cylinder Featured Products Catalog – Spring 2020

Stay informed with our new Spring featured products cylinder catalog. You’ll find select cylinder inventory spotlighted for your convenience.  This catalog covers different industries and hydraulic cylinder solutions. Want to place an order or reach our industry experts? Contact Us today. Featured Products Catalog Includes: Highlighted cylinder inventory Multiple industries and hydraulic solutions Custom capabilities …

How To: Parker® Single-Acting Telescopic Cylinder Reseal Procedure

In this video, you will learn the procedure and tools required to reseal a single stage of your Parker Single-Acting Telescopic Cylinder. Telescopic Cylinder Resealing Supplies You will need the following hydraulic cylinder repair tools to disassemble and reseal your single-acting telescopic cylinder. All tools are available for purchase on our website. Adjustable Spanner Wrench Chevron Assembly …

Published: August 26, 2019 Last Updated: September 29, 2021 How To Series, Telescopic Cylinders

Build to Order: Benton Harbor Engineering & United Hydraulics

Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. offers direct replacement hydraulic cylinders for both Benton Harbor Engineering & United Hydraulics. The product line includes thousands of hydraulic cylinders and service parts. If you need a replacement cylinder or a service part from either of these former hydraulic cylinder manufacturers, Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. is your premium source. This means we …

Hydraulic Cylinder Innovation with New Website Features

As technology progresses and we move towards a faster paced, global economy, so do the valued customers of Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. That’s why we’ve looked at hydraulic cylinder innovation with new website features! Making it easy to navigate and getting questions answered quickly is our goal with these exciting changes. For users that don’t speak …

Published: May 15, 2018 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 Uncategorized

A Commitment to Excellence: Hockey and Hydraulic Cylinders

On the surface, it may seem that hockey and hydraulic cylinders don’t have much in common. One thing we share with the Charlotte Checkers is a commitment to excellence in all we do.  The Charlotte Checkers, an American Hockey League (AHL) team, give 100% in every game, and we give 100% to every customer at …

Published: February 1, 2018 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 Partnership

Hydraulic Cylinders for Mobile Construction Equipment

At Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. we work diligently to ensure the hydraulic cylinders we develop are appropriate for the intended application. In no other industry is that more evident than in the mobile construction equipment industry. From skid steer loaders to mini excavators, you will find hydraulic cylinders doing the work in these mobile equipment vehicles, …

Published: January 1, 2018 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 Construction, Industries ,

Inspecting Your Hydraulic Cylinder

Hydraulic Cylinders are used in challenging environments that cause additional wear and tear on the cylinder and components. Following a regular inspection and maintenance schedule can improve hydraulic cylinder performance, prevent cylinder failure and decrease unplanned downtime. Tips for Identifying Issues with Hydraulic Cylinders Any piece of equipment or machinery brought down for inspection, maintenance, …

Published: May 9, 2017 Last Updated: October 13, 2021 How To Series ,

Bobcat: A Half Century of Leadership and Innovation

For more than 50 years, Bobcat Company® has built compact equipment that helps you work more efficiently, and effectively. Recognizing the need for a small machine light enough to maneuver in a pole barn, Louis and Cyril Keller of Rothsay MN, developed a small, three wheeled, belt driven design in 1957. A year later a …

Published: January 10, 2017 Last Updated: January 19, 2021 Construction, Industries, Bobcat Cylinders, Truck Equipment , ,

Global Shield – Breathing Life Into Aging Cylinders

Global concerns about hazardous “coating difference” material is on the rise.  Manufacturers are searching for an affordable, alternative, corrosion-resistant technology that exceeds the performance of Engineered Hard Chrome (EHC) or Nitride (Ni) while matching or exceeding alternative high performance coatings. Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Global Shield coating is a highly engineered proprietary technology that has the …

Using Hydraulics to Explore the Depths of the Sea

Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is the world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology. Utilizing a combination of instruments, systems, and methods, engineers and scientists research the deep waters of the ocean. Since the first historic submersible dive in 1985, MBARI has lead the way for underwater study of …

What type of hydraulic cylinder should I use in my application?

When deciding on a hydraulic cylinder for your application, there are several design options to consider. To ensure longevity, dependability, and efficiency, the right type of engineering and manufacturing the right hydraulic cylinder for your needs is paramount. Standard, Telescopic, and Tie-Rod Cylinders Standard Hydraulic Cylinders Standard hydraulic cylinders are common in applications where high …

Navigating Your Hydraulic Cylinder Components

If you’ve been working with Hydraulics for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with all of the components involved and what their purpose is. However, if you’ve never had the experience of tearing one down, you may be missing out on how complex the engineering in these components has become to ensure precision, reliability, …

Paige Polyak: Evolution in racing

Paige Polyak knows something about Sprint Car racing. Paige has been behind the wheel since 2001, and started driving with Mike Woodring Racing in 2014. A year later, they partnered with Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. on a sponsorship that has been a win for the team, sponsor, and fans alike. Mike’s racing began in 1976, racing …

Published: September 7, 2016 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 Partnership ,

Repacking your Hydraulic Cylinder

Repacking your hydraulic cylinder doesn’t have to be a mystery. It can become a part of your standard annual preventative maintenance routine. Correct preventative maintenance will ensure you get the most life out of your hydraulic cylinders. It’s always best to ensure you have the correct parts on hand before you begin the break down …

Published: August 22, 2016 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 How To Series ,

Hydraulic Fluid Contamination: Prevention & Resolution

Did you know that 70 to 80% of all hydraulic system failures are directly related to hydraulic fluid contamination? Hydraulic fluid contamination can be caused by a variety of issues; all of which can not only contribute to poor performance, and unnecessary wear, but can also cost thousands of dollars in downtime if not addressed …

Published: August 1, 2016 Last Updated: January 19, 2021 How To Series ,

Choosing the Correct Mounting Option for Your Hydraulic Cylinder

Finding the proper hydraulic cylinder is important, but it’s not the only thing you have to consider for your machinery. Another important aspect to consider is how to properly mount that cylinder. The correct mounting will allow your cylinder to function properly and efficiently. When deciding how to mount a cylinder there should be several …

Five Different Hydraulic Cylinder Types for Applications

Cylinder Construction Types Differences in the design and manufacturing of cylinders depend primarily on what the industry and application are. Each type uses a different methodology on how the end caps are attached to the cylinder barrel as well as internal nuances. Barrel and end cap wall thickness also vary depending on materials used, cylinder …

Tips for Shipping Hydraulic Cylinders Safely

At Hydraulic Cylinders, Inc., we are dedicated to delivering the exact cylinder you need to get the job done. However, those cylinders won’t mean much to you if they don’t arrive safely. Proper shipping practices must be followed to guarantee safe delivery of these important parts. Here are a few things we pay attention to …

Published: June 15, 2016 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 How To Series ,