Common Causes of Hydraulic Cylinder Failure

Hydraulic cylinder repair or replacement can throw a wrench into your productivity. Increased down time can equate to lost revenue and potentially lost jobs. When you need your hydraulics to be dependable throughout a wide range of work environments, it is necessary to understand common signs of cylinder failure. To prevent cylinder failure from occurring, …

Published: March 31, 2021 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 How To Series ,

The Importance of Hydraulic Fluid Viscosity

So, you’ve selected the right hydraulic cylinder that meets your needs. You have the power and performance needed to withstand rigorous daily demands. To ensure your hydraulic system continues performing optimally, fluid viscosity should be a top priority for hydraulic system efficiency and performance. While hydraulic cylinder maintenance is not exactly exciting, it also ensures …

How to Troubleshoot a Snow Plow Hydraulic Cylinder

It is that time of year again. Winter is here. It is unavoidable, often inciting chaos depending on how active mother nature decides to be. While you may not be able to control the weather, you can make sure your snow plow hydraulics are ready for whatever weather systems come your way. Learn how to …

Avoiding Hydraulic Fluid Contamination

With 75% to 80% of hydraulic system failures stemming from fluid contamination, the importance of avoiding hydraulic fluid contamination cannot be overstated. Keeping your hydraulic fluids contaminant-free can mean consistent, optimal system performance and lessens the chances of downtime due to hydraulic system replacement or repair. Major Hydraulic Fluid Contamination Forms Air Contamination. Commonly presented …

Inspecting Your Hydraulic Cylinder

Hydraulic Cylinders are used in challenging environments that cause additional wear and tear on the cylinder and components. Following a regular inspection and maintenance schedule can improve hydraulic cylinder performance, prevent cylinder failure and decrease unplanned downtime. Tips for Identifying Issues with Hydraulic Cylinders Any piece of equipment or machinery brought down for inspection, maintenance, …

Published: May 9, 2017 Last Updated: October 13, 2021 How To Series ,

Repacking your Hydraulic Cylinder

Repacking your hydraulic cylinder doesn’t have to be a mystery. It can become a part of your standard annual preventative maintenance routine. Correct preventative maintenance will ensure you get the most life out of your hydraulic cylinders. It’s always best to ensure you have the correct parts on hand before you begin the break down …

Published: August 22, 2016 Last Updated: June 2, 2021 How To Series ,

Top 4 Causes of Hydraulic Cylinder Failure

Listed below are the top 4 causes of cylinder failure. A proper equipment inspection, regular training, and a preventative maintenance plan can all decrease the chances of these common cylinder failures. 1. Sideloading Sideloading is the most common cause of wear and cylinder failure. A common result of sideloading is cylinder misalignment, which creates an …