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 …