Looking for 100% interchangeable replacements for Hyco® telescopic cylinders? At Gorilla Spares, we can help you find the spare parts you need, even if you don’t see them on our website.
Gorilla Spares can help you improve the performance of your equipment with top-of-the-line hydraulic parts from some of the best brands in the industry. We have partnered with Akaliko, for example, to meet your needs for replacement cylinders for Hyco®, Parker®, Commercial®, Custom Hoist®, Hyva®, Mailhot®, Fruehauf®, and other brands.
We thoroughly research, interview, and audit each vendor/supplier before selecting them as a partner in order to ensure that you will be purchasing spare parts that meet or exceed OEM specifications, have been performance tested, feature a one-year performance guarantee, and are in stock and ready for shipping when you need them.
Akaliko, one of the leading brands in replacement cylinders, provides quality aftermarket telescopic cylinders to world class mining and construction firms around the globe and has 10 locations across four continents. The heavy-duty construction of their products operates flawlessly and reliably even in overload environments.
Safety Tips for Handling Hydraulic Cylinders
There are basically two types of telescopic cylinders – single-acting and double-acting.
Single-acting cylinders are most common and are used in applications where some form of load is always on the cylinders. The cylinder is extended through hydraulic pressure, while retraction occurs by means of external forces such as gravity or a counter weight. Double-acting cylinders are extended and retracted hydraulically.
Many failures in a hydraulic system have similar symptoms: a gradual or sudden loss of high pressure, resulting in the loss of power or speed in the cylinders. A cylinder may stall under a light load or may not move at all. Components may also wear out over time, creating serious problems. Here are some safety rules concerning cylinders to observe:
- Ensure that the cylinder you select is designed to handle the load requirements.
- Use the F = P x A formula (Force = Pressure x Area) to ensure that the cylinder is properly sized to do the work at the required system pressure.
- Know whether your application requires a tie-rod cylinder or a welded cylinder. Most stationary equipment uses tie-rod cylinders. Heavier duty welded rod cylinders typically have narrow bodies and shorter overall length, enabling them to fit better in tight spaces and are usually rated to 5,000 psi or higher.
- Avoid lifting loads that are not central to the piston. Offset loading may damage cylinder bores and piston rods. Ensure the cylinder stands on a firm level surface.
- Keep away from areas directly below loads supported only by hydraulic cylinders.
- Position cylinders so that the hose and coupler have sufficient clearance when the cylinder extends.
- Keep equipment away from excessive heat. If necessary, shield the cylinder with a heat-resistant blanket or a piece of metal to deflect the heat.
- Keep all oil connections clean and wipe couplers before connecting.
- Avoid over-extending cylinders. They do not all have safety stop-rings.
If you are seeking aftermarket Hyco hydraulic cylinders, Gorilla Spares can help you find what you need. The products we carry are tested to OEM specifications, and we can solve your downtime dilemma with same-day shipping. Call us at (239) 888-0476 or click here to contact us online.