Aftermarket Replacement Hydraulic Cylinders
Gorilla Spares can be your one-stop source for aftermarket replacement hydraulic cylinders, valves and more. We don’t have any ties to any manufacturers, and we never participate in any kinds of distribution agreements. All we do is connect makers of high-quality hydraulic system components with customers. When you buy from us, we’ll ship your parts quickly – the same day, in fact – so you can stay up and running.
We’re a multi-vendor marketplace, providing a way for smaller manufacturers – ones that don’t have e-commerce sales platforms – to connect directly with customers like you. One of our vendors, Akaliko, manufactures seamless, high-quality steel alloy telescopic cylinders. These cylinders not only have the best sealing components, they also feature durable, linear electroplating. Akaliko cylinders resist corrosion, ensuring high performance for years to come, no matter how harsh your working environment may be.
Like all of our vendor partners, Akaliko’s cylinders are interchangeable with those made by the biggest brands in the industry. These include Caterpillar, Custom Hoists, Parker, Hyva, Fruehauf and many others. Because they’re made of heavy-duty materials, that means they’ll continue to work flawlessly no matter what the application.
Telescopic Cylinders in Brief
Telescopic cylinders, like the instrument from which they get their name, consist of several tubes, also known as stages. These tubes sit inside of each other, waiting for deployment. The largest tube comes out first, followed by all of the others until they all reach their maximum stroke, or length. When the cylinder retracts, the tubes act in the opposite manner. The smallest tube retracts first, followed by the rest.
The biggest reason these cylinders are so popular is that they provide a very long stroke in a compact environment. Dump trucks, for example, typically use telescopic cylinders as do crane trucks. A major advantage of telescopic cylinders for dump trucks is that once the cylinder retracts, the dump body will return to its original horizontal state. If it didn’t, it wouldn’t be able to safely operate on roads and highways because of the risk of the dump body striking overhead objects.
The two most common types of telescopic cylinder are single-acting and double-acting cylinders. Here’s a brief look at each.
Single-Acting Telescopic Cylinders
These use hydraulics to extend, and then use weight, gravity, or an opposing force to retract. You’ll typically find single-acting telescopic cylinders on dump trucks and dump trailers. The cylinder extends to raise the dump body, and then retract by using gravity.
Double-Acting Telescopic Cylinders
Double-acting cylinders are very similar to their single-acting counterparts, but there is one major difference. They use hydraulics to both extend and retract. Garbage trucks often have double-acting telescopic cylinders.
Both single- and double-acting telescopic cylinders are perfect for a wide range of applications. They work great in rugged construction machinery, but they can also be used in agricultural machinery as well as other lighter-duty applications.
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If you would like more information on the aftermarket replacement hydraulic cylinders we carry, please get in touch with Gorilla Spares. Our team members are experts in not only cylinders, but also everything else you’ll find on our website. You can give us a call at (239) 888-0476 or contact us online by using our convenient form. You can count on us to answer any questions you may have.