Replacement Telescopic Cylinders
If you’re looking for the most reliable, durable replacement telescopic cylinders available, you’ve come to the right place. Gorilla Spares can take care of all your cylinder needs, as well as any other hydraulic system component. We’re not a manufacturer – rather, we connect manufacturers with customers. These manufacturers make parts that are 100 percent interchangeable with those made by companies such as Vickers, Bosch, Custom Hoists, and several others.
Do you need a replacement for your FC6.5-4-182 Trunnion Mount Cylinder? How about a replacement for the FC5.5-3-136 Trunnion Mount Cylinder you’ve been using. You’ll find these and many others on our website. We make it easy to find specific parts, whether you search by the part number or the category. In most instances, we can get your parts to you the same day you order them.
How Telescopic Cylinders Work
Hydraulics transfer force from one area of a machine to another in the most efficient manner possible. They do so by using compressed fluid, such as oil. One of the most important components of a hydraulic system is a telescopic cylinder. This cylinder gets its name from a telescope for good reason – it’s made in much the same way.
Telescopic cylinders are made of metal tubes. These tubes nest inside of each other, much like they do in the telescope many of us use to look at the stars. The smaller tubes sit inside of the larger ones.
While these kinds of cylinders may have a rather basic design, they can perform some incredible work. In fact, many of the types of heavy-duty machinery we rely on so much couldn’t do their jobs nearly as well if not for telescopic cylinders. They’re not only used in dump trucks, but also tractors, crane trucks, and many other pieces of equipment. These are just a few of the parts that comprise telescopic cylinders.
- Cap – Also known as the “butt,” this is a telescopic cylinder’s base.
- Pistons – The piston gives the cylinder its power. It provides the force that lifts a dump body, crane or other piece of machinery. You may have seen the word “bore” associated with a piston – this is just the diameter of the piston. The more force a piston experiences, the larger its bore needs to be. The piston also has a seal that contains the hydraulic fluid used to power the system. If there is a problem with the way the seal fits, the cylinder won’t be able to handle as heavy a load.
- Rods – The head of the cylinder, also known as the “gland,” contains the rod. This is the part that connects the end of the cylinder with the piston. As the rod extends, that exerts more force. In order for a cylinder to perform heavy lifting, it has to have a strong rod. If there’s any sort of weakness, the cylinder will fail – leading to a potentially severe injury or extensive damage.
Get in Touch With Gorilla Spares
At Gorilla Spares, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the replacement telescopic cylinders we carry. If you need a specific part but you can’t find it on our site, we’ll do whatever we can to help you find it. Contact us today by using our online form or by calling (239) 888-0476.