Telescoping Cylinders Manufacturers and Suppliers in the USA
There are a lot of manufacturers and suppliers of telescoping cylinders in the USA. Gorilla Spares partners with manufacturers who share our total commitment to customer service. We’ll make sure you get high-quality parts, and you get them quickly. Our partners provide the parts that will ensure you don’t have to worry about reliability, and you also won’t have to worry about costly downtime.
A Close Look at Telescopic Cylinders
Whether you are looking for a replacement for your 74-4401-156 Pin Mounted Cylinder, 85-4402-235 Pin Mounted Cylinder or any other type of part we carry, you can rest assured it will come through each and every time when you need it the most. All of our parts are 100 percent interchangeable with those made by the biggest manufacturers in the nation.
Telescopic cylinders are also known as multi-stage cylinders. This type of cylinder is an actuator comprised of a series of sleeves, or tubes. There are typically four or five of these tubes in a cylinder. The tubes, which are nested inside of each other, get smaller as you get closer to the inside of the cylinder.
The largest sleeve is also known as the barrel or main. When a hydraulic force is applies, this is the sleeve that extends first. Once it gets to its maximum length, or stroke, the next-smallest sleeve then begins to extend. The process goes on and on until the last sleeve, also known as the plunger, fully extends.
One of the main reasons telescopic cylinders are so popular is that they can provide maximum stroke in a relatively small area. When extended, a telescopic cylinder is about 20 to 40 percent longer than when it’s collapsed. If you have a compact area in which to work, yet you need as long a stroke as possible, a telescopic cylinder is a perfect choice.
Say, for instance, you have a dump truck that needs to be tilted at 60° so that the dump body can completely empty its contents. If you used a traditional, rod-type of cylinder, the body of the truck wouldn’t be able to get back to its original horizontal position. That would make it very unsafe for that truck to travel on any sort of highway. It would pose a risk of hitting overpasses, electrical lines, or anything else that sits high above the road.
A telescopic cylinder eliminates that risk.
Single- and Double-Acting Cylinders Explained
There are two basic types of hydraulic telescopic cylinders – single-acting and double-acting. The main difference is that single-acting cylinders extend due to hydraulic pressure. They then use gravity, or a mechanical force, to retract. Dump trucks typically use single-acting cylinders. Pressurized oil raises the dump body, and then, when that pressure releases, the dump body uses its own weight to force oil out of the cylinder. The body then retracts. Double-acting cylinders, on the other hand, use hydraulic power to both extend and retract.
Why Choose Gorilla Spares?
You might have been disappointed with previous telescoping cylinders manufacturers in suppliers in the USA you’ve used before. When you choose Gorilla Spares, you’ll never be disappointed. All of our parts will provide you with reliable service for years to come. Get in touch with us today to learn more. You can contact us online or call (239) 888-0476.