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, …

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 …

What Hydraulic Cylinder Do I Need for my Dump Body?

Determining Hydraulic Cylinder Lift Requirements Measuring the hydraulic cylinder lift requirements for a front mount, frame type, dump body might often seem like guesswork, but it doesn’t have to be. Through a few simple calculations, we can accurately determine the requirements needed to lift our fully-loaded dump body, and the stroke needed to get it …

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 …

What Causes a Dump Truck to Miss and Slam?

Standard Operation for a Telescopic Cylinder To explain what causes miss and slam during telescopic cylinder function, let’s first review the standard operation for a telescopic cylinder: To extend the cylinder, the largest sleeve or tube moves first, then the next largest, down to the smallest sleeve or plunger. When retracting the cylinder, the smallest …