What to Know When Purchasing Snow Plow Hydraulic Cylinders

Snow waits for no one. When it’s time to clear streets, scrape ice, and complete other critical winter snow removal jobs, you need reliable snow plow cylinders that perform at a high level. Tasked with raising, lowering, angling, and floating blades, snow plow hydraulics can be brought to a standstill by faulty, damaged, or old …

Published: January 22, 2024 Last Updated: January 30, 2024 Aftermarket Bobcat Cylinders, Industries

Common Double-Acting Cylinder Applications

Hydraulic cylinders come in many different designs, configurations, and constructions. Unlike single-acting hydraulic cylinders, double-acting cylinders produce thrust to retract or extend the piston, adding greater precision, control, and flexibility during normal operations. But is a double-acting hydraulic cylinder best for your industry and planned application? Advantages of Double-Acting Cylinders Over Single-Acting Designs Where double-acting …

Published: October 4, 2023 Last Updated: October 4, 2023 Industries ,

Solving Challenges Faced by Construction Workers

Construction project job sites are made from many complex and moving pieces, including machinery, workers, timeline expectations, terrain, and more. While every site will have its own issues, most share a few common construction challenges. By keeping these considerations and solutions in mind, you can finish your job quickly, accurately, and without costly shutdowns. Construction …

Published: August 2, 2023 Last Updated: July 31, 2023 Construction ,

Which Industries Benefit the Most from Hydraulic Equipment?

Hydraulic equipment is a common sight at most industrial jobs. From oil and gas drilling rigs to agricultural work, hydraulic equipment is ready to get the job done. Hydraulic cylinders and systems deliver dependable operations, long working lifespans, and tough constructions to withstand the harsh conditions present at some sites. However, despite hydraulic equipment’s versatile …

Published: July 12, 2023 Last Updated: July 10, 2023 Industries ,

Safety Tips for Operating Heavy Construction Equipment

4 Ways to Increase Worker Safety During Construction Equipment Operation Worker safety is a top concern when operating heavy or mobile construction equipment on industrial job sites. By following these steps, you can reduce risk and improve the overall productivity of your site. Mandatory Training for Construction Equipment Operation The best way to increase worker …

Published: June 28, 2023 Last Updated: June 28, 2023 Industries

How Heavy Mobile Equipment Benefits Landscaping

Landscaping work covers many outdoor jobs. From gardening to laying lawn, demolishing existing structures to heavy digging, you require dependable landscaping machinery that performs as expected in exposed environments. Heavy mobile equipment is an ideal solution. Heavy hydraulic machinery for landscaping offers many benefits to any fleet. Compared to other equipment, heavy mobile equipment provides …

Published: June 7, 2023 Last Updated: June 15, 2023 Industries

How Aftermarket Hydraulic Cylinders Benefit Landscaping Machinery

Landscaping equipment must be versatile, reliable, and built to withstand harsh outdoor environments and long operational hours. The hydraulic cylinders used to move landscaping equipment must be able to handle the same conditions. When it’s time to replace landscaping equipment hydraulic cylinders, aftermarket cylinders are a high-quality option to make the most of your budget …

Published: May 24, 2023 Last Updated: June 20, 2023 Industries

Construction Equipment Maintenance & Repair Trends

Construction equipment undergoes extended run times in rugged conditions on tough job sites. Prompt and comprehensive heavy equipment maintenance and repair are essential for safe and efficient operations. High-Technology Designs Introduce New Construction Equipment Repair Protocols New technology can enhance your construction equipment, but it also comes with new repair and maintenance needs compared to …

Published: May 10, 2023 Last Updated: June 15, 2023 Construction, Industries, News ,

OEM vs. Aftermarket Hydraulic Cylinders for Construction Equipment

Construction involves extreme temperatures, rugged work conditions and environments, and long operational hours. No matter how well you maintain your equipment, the time may come when you need to replace your machinery’s hydraulic cylinders. While considering your replacement hydraulic cylinder options, you will need to evaluate if an OEM or aftermarket cylinder is best for …

Published: April 26, 2023 Last Updated: June 20, 2023 Construction, Industries

Hydraulic Cylinders for Cranes

Cranes powered by hydraulic cylinders are lightweight, easy-to-operate, and cost-effective options for construction equipment, material handling, and other industrial lifting operations. Heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders allow cranes to lift and move weighty loads. Additionally, compared to conventional cranes, hydraulic cranes take up less space, making them an ideal solution for applications in industrial facilities, smaller areas, …

Hydraulic Cylinders for Landscaping Skid Steers

Skid steer loaders are one of the most ubiquitous and versatile pieces of landscaping machinery. They are compact, easy to operate, and simple to maneuver. Depending on your skid steer equipment’s specifications, skid steers can lift anywhere from 500 to 4,000 pounds as well as complete digging, pushing, pulling, cutting, or hauling operations. Their flexibility …

Pin Clearance for Front Mounted Hydraulic Cylinders

Telescopic cylinders are preferred for dump trucks because they offer a long stroke from a compact unit and can handle imbalanced loads. When front-mounted, these cylinders provide the additional benefits of increased front-of-body leverage and reduced stress on the dump body frame. It’s an ideal and reliable solution for extra-large trucks carrying heavy loads. Even …

Published: January 19, 2022 Last Updated: June 20, 2023 Industries, Waste

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 Bobcat® hydraulic cylinder replacements available online, determining which cylinder is best for your Bobcat excavator or skid steer isn’t always easy. Determining Your Bobcat Hydraulic Cylinder Replacement Requirements There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it …

Published: June 23, 2021 Last Updated: May 26, 2023 Aftermarket Bobcat Cylinders, Agricultural, Construction, Industries

What Hydraulic Cylinder Do I Need for My Dump Body?

Before purchasing a replacement hydraulic cylinder for a dump truck body, it is important to understand your truck’s specifications, lift measurements, and criteria to ensure your hydraulic cylinder can meet your daily work demands. Dump Truck Telescopic Hydraulic Cylinders Telescopic hydraulic cylinders are the most common cylinder for dump trucks. Compared to welded rod cylinders, …

Published: May 12, 2021 Last Updated: February 14, 2024 Industries, Waste

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 20, 2023 Construction, Industries ,

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 …

How to Use a Single-Acting Dump Truck Cylinder

Most single acting dump truck cylinders have 2 ports on the main barrel or body. One port is typically located towards the top, or plunger end. The second port is generally positioned at the other end of the cylinder near the base, or blind end. The versatility of two ports allows cylinder manufacturers to make …

Dump Truck Cylinder Air Bleeder Valve Innovation

Many hydraulic cylinder manufacturers have shifted to a bleederless design for dump truck cylinders. The primary advantage of this new design is to automatically purge any trapped air from the installation process. Traditional bleeder designed dump cylinders have an open plunger end which allowed the plunger to fill with oil. Any air captured in the …

Published: May 11, 2016 Last Updated: December 15, 2023 Industries, Telescopic Cylinders, Waste ,

How to Properly Bleed Air from a Dump Truck Cylinder

Bleeding air from your system is critical to maintaining or installing dump truck cylinders. Trapped air can contaminate your system’s hydraulic fluid, leading to degraded performances, damaged component parts, cavitation, and, in extreme cases, complete hydraulic cylinder failure. Luckily, bleeding air from a dump hoist cylinder is a straightforward process that can be incorporated into …

Published: March 4, 2016 Last Updated: February 14, 2024 How To Series, Industries, Telescopic Cylinders, Waste ,

Dump Truck Rollover Causes and Prevention

Dump trucks are used in a variety of industries and for many purposes. Dump trucks carry loose material such as soil, rock, or road salt. Some dump trucks are capable of carrying payloads up to 26 tons. With a capacity for high payloads, rollovers are a major consideration for dump trucks. Drivers should always obey …