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Cylinders

Hydraulic Cylinder Formulas

Cylinder Formula For:

Word Formula

Letter Formula

Cylinder Area
In Square Inches
Area = pi x Radius2 (Inches)
Area = cylinder area formula x Diameter2 (Inches)
A = pir2
A = cylinder area formula or  A = .785D2
Cylinder Force
In Pounds, Push or Pull
Force = Pressure (psi) x Net Area (Square Inches)… Continue reading

All parts, with the exception of a few, are lubricated by the hydraulic oil in the circuit. Pay particular attention to keeping oil in the circuit clean. Whenever there is a hydraulic component failure (cylinder, pump, valve), and there may be metal particles in the system, the oil must be drained, the entire system flushed… Continue reading

WARNING: Before working on a telescopic cylinder mounted on a truck or trailer unit, use supports or holding devices that will absolutely prevent the body from accidentally lowering. Place control valve in the “LOWER” position to assure that all pressure has been relieved from the cylinder.

Telescopic Cylinder Maintenance List

  1. Packing, wipers and bushings… Continue reading

WARNING: Before working on a double acting telescopic cylinder mounted on a truck or trailer unit, use supports or holding devices that will absolutely prevent the body from accidentally lowering. Place control valve in the “LOWER” position to assure that all pressure has been relieved from the cylinder.

Double Acting Telescopic Cylinder Recommendations

WARNING: Before working on a single acting telescopic dump cylinder mounted on a truck or trailer unit, use supports or holding devices that will absolutely prevent the body from accidentally lowering. Place control valve in the “LOWER” position to assure that all pressure has been relieved from the cylinder.

Single Acting Telescopic Dump Cylinder Recommendations… Continue reading