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Does My Cylinder Need Repairs?
One of the most obvious indications your cylinder needs help is if it’s leaking hydraulic oil. If you’ve been noticing hydraulic oil drips or been adding fluid, you likely have a leak.
Hydraulic leaks are harmful for various reasons. Not only do you have to keep adding expensive fluid, but also in some cases your machine may not perform as it should.
Most leaks are caused by worn seals. All leaks result in loss of power but some include the risk of dirt or moisture being introduced to your system, causing even more long term problems.
Other signs of cylinder damage are excessive heat, loss of efficiency, or a piston rod showing wear on one side.
Cylinder Repair Cost
It can cost anywhere from $50 to a few thousand dollars to repair a hydraulic cylinder. The price varies with the size of the cylinder and the amount of repairs needed but we will always give you a fair deal.
The initial cost of cylinder repair can sound steep but there are many advantages to taking time to do it right. Oil consumption will go down, saving time and money. Your machine will also operate more efficiently, improving the life of various parts.
Repair, Rebuild & Replace
Here at Jonestown Hydraulics, we repair, rebuild and replace cylinders. With equipment to disassemble even the largest and most difficult hydraulic cylinders, and machines to mill custom rods, tubes, and pistons, we have you covered.
After repairing a cylinder we torque the nut and gland to the proper specifications. Finally, before reinstalling a cylinder we can pressure test it to make sure the repair was done correctly.
At times a cylinder is so worn it is more cost effective to simply replace it. If we find this to be true of your cylinder, we will be happy to order in a new one and install it for you.
Cylinders We Service
- Telescopic cylinders
- Farm Equipment
- Skid Steers
- Forestry Equipment
- And more…