Gorilla Spares is committed to quality and focused on your complete satisfaction. When you need replacement Hyco hydraulic cylinders, we can help you save time and enjoy great values.
Gorilla Spares is proud to offer top-of-the-line aftermarket replacement (spare) hydraulic cylinders, pumps, valves and more, specifically for the industrial, agricultural, and aerospace manufacturing industries.
We have partnered with the best vendors and suppliers in the business, such as Akaliko, to fulfill your need for heavy-duty telescoping cylinders that are 100% interchangeable with many brands, including Hyco® Parker®, Commercial®, Custom Hoists®, Hyva®, and others.
If you can’t find the direct Hyco® replacement part you need on our website or are hunting for a hard-to-find, out-of-production or obsolete part, we encourage you to reach out to our knowledgeable team.
Hydraulic Cylinders & Their Uses
Hydraulic cylinders feature a cylindrical barrel, a piston, a piston rod, and mounting accessories. They are used to create mechanical force in a linear motion. In other words, they are used to lift something, push something, or press something, in virtually every industry, allowing machines powered by hydraulics to move very large or heavy items.
Hydraulic cylinders are ruggedly designed so they can be used in a wide range of applications and environments. Perhaps most well-known in the construction industry, they make it possible to operate large cranes, trucks, bulldozers, excavators, trenchers, and their attaching tools. They are also a key element in the design of lifts, drill rigs, and dump trucks.
In the agriculture industry, they are used for harvesters, loaders and tractors. In the energy industry, they are used to operate the gate controls of hydroelectric stations. In shipbuilding, they can be used in steering mechanisms, transportation equipment, and hoists. Other industries that regularly use hydraulic cylinders include automotive and aeronautical.
How to Maintain Your Hydraulic Cylinders
There are several ways to keep your hydraulic cylinders from failing when you need them most. Here are our suggestions:
- Most hydraulic cylinder failures are caused by contaminated oil in the cylinder. Install high-efficiency filters in your hydraulic system to ensure that clean oil is entering the cylinder. Check the filter regularly to prevent clogging and keep debris from getting to the inside of the cylinder. A differential pressure gauge or pop-up indicator can tell you when a filter is clogged.
- Exposure to heavy moisture, either ambient or within the fluid, can cause corrosion and failure of your entire hydraulic system. Rod corrosion can lead to seal damage. When you have the cylinder in pieces, take the opportunity to replace all seals. Uneven wear of the rod is cause by misalignment, which can affect the entire cylinder and result in significant damage.
- Brackets, clevises, rod eyes, ball joints and other connections to a hydraulic cylinder are almost as important as the cylinder itself. When a pivot pin or clevis is worn, you could experience jerky, inaccurate motion and vibration in the joints of the cylinder. This will cause misalignment and potentially lead to fast wear or significant damage.
- It may seem acceptable to leave your hydraulic cylinder outside, but storing it in a cool, dry indoor area with the rod fully retracted will extend its lifespan.
When you need Hyco hydraulic parts for your equipment, consider Gorilla Spares. Call us at (239) 888-0476 or click here to contact us online.