Mobile Equipment Serving Many Purposes

January 1, 2018
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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, in a variety of applications, around the world.

Skid steer loaders are the Swiss Army knife of this type of machinery, serving in a wide variety of applications. These small wheeled or tracked vehicles work in snow removal, landscaping, construction, demolition, scrap and waste industries to name a few. Skid steers utilize hydraulic power to operate many different types attachments. This allows them to dig, push, pull, lift, cut, and haul, to assist in the industries they serve. Skid steers tend to be compact, easily maneuverable, and able to transport loads from 500 to up to 4,000 pounds. Often, skid steers will have two hydraulic cylinders that raise arms to lift the bucket or loader, and an additional set to tilt the bucket or loader. Depending on the attachment used, there could be another set of hydraulic cylinders to perform additional functions, such as to change the angle of the blade or bucket on the equipment.

Compact, or mini excavators are tracked or wheeled vehicles, similar to a traditional excavator, but smaller. These compact machines can get in and do the job where their larger counterparts can’t in many different industries. Construction and landscaping are their most common industries. Mini excavators derive all their working power directly from hydraulic cylinders. Double acting hydraulic cylinders give the ability to lift the blade, extend it outward, rotate the boom arm, and change the blade’s angle. Some mini excavators also have hydraulic cylinders that operate an independent boom swing. Excavators are most often used for grading, leveling, backfilling, and trenching.

Many hydraulic powered attachments have made skid steers and mini excavators much more powerful and versatile than in years past. A tilt rotator, breaker, or an auger are all powered by hydraulic cylinders and make an excavator much more versatile in the field. Rather than purchase another large piece of equipment to do the job, the attachments can be quickly and easily swapped out. Allowing one piece of equipment to perform the functionality of several. There are over 75 different types of attachments available for these small and versatile pieces of mobile equipment.

If you have questions on mobile equipment, and the hydraulic cylinders that power them, our Hydraulic Cylinder Experts are eager to help transform the way you work by demolishing your downtime. We’ve made it easy to get what you want with advanced web site filtering and 24/7 online ordering. Don’t see what you need online? Give us a call at 888-771-1894.