Hydraulic cylinders play an important role in your machines ability to do the work you bought it for.There are a few tell-tale signs that can point to the cylinder needing repairing.
Is it leaking Oil?
Oil leaks are the easiest to spot usually leaking onto the machine or leaving a patch of oil on the ground. If it is then your cylinder needs to be stripped down and re-sealed. Some of the time this can mean removal of the cylinder from the machine.
Is the cylinder getting unusually hot?
If the cylinder is getting abnormally hot this can be caused by the internal seals of the cylinder bypassing and not sealing anymore causing excess heat to be generated in the cylinder. The only way to fix this is to replace your hydraulic cylinder seals.
Does it creep or move on it’s when not being operated?
This is another symptom that can be caused by the internal seals being faulty, bypassing and needing replacement.
Getting your hydraulic cylinder resealed can be a simple or complex process depending on what has caused it to start leaking. Does it need machining? Which most likely will need to be done in a workshop. The cylinder can either be stripped down and repaired in a workshop or carried out onsite.
If your hydraulic cylinder needs re-sealing or other repairs call DieselWest and have a chat about your hydraulic cylinder issues.