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

Pin Clearance for Front Mounted Hydraulic Cylinders

Telescopic cylinders on dump trucks are the norm, which is rightfully so, given that these types of cylinders offer an exceptionally long stroke from a compact unit. If a dump truck is extra large and carrying a heavy load the telescopic reach will offer a reliable solution. However, when mounting a telescopic hydraulic cylinder on …

Published: May 19, 2016 Last Updated: February 3, 2021 Industries, Waste

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: June 2, 2021 Industries, Waste

How to Properly Bleed Air from a Dump Truck Cylinder

Trapped air can contaminate the hydraulic fluid in your system and affect overall performance. For this reason, bleeding air from dump truck hydraulic cylinders should be part of your regular maintenance program and performed before installing a new hydraulic cylinder. Bleeding dump truck hydraulic cylinders involves bringing air to the top of the cylinder, then …

Published: March 4, 2016 Last Updated: July 20, 2021 Industries, How To Series, 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 …

Published: February 28, 2016 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 Industries, How To Series, Waste ,

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. Telescopic hydraulic cylinders feature a series of steel tubes, called stages, that are nested inside each other. Most standard telescopic cylinders feature anywhere from 2 to 5 stages. This design …

Published: February 25, 2016 Last Updated: August 31, 2021 Industries, Telescopic Cylinders, Truck Equipment, Waste ,