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Cylinders Inc.
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Excavator Cylinder Repair & Replacement Services in Chicagoland

Is your excavator out of commission due to a faulty hydraulic cylinder? At Cylinders, Inc., our team has the experience, access to a parts inventory, and equipment to quickly diagnose issues and expertly rebuild or replace any excavator cylinder. Trust us for fast repairs to get your excavator back up and running.

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Get Your Excavator's Cylinders Repaired by the Most Experienced Team in Chicago

When you need prompt, reliable hydraulic cylinder repair for your excavator, contact Cylinders, Inc. to minimize equipment downtime. As the leading excavator cylinder repair shop serving Chicago for over 30 years, we have unparalleled expertise to determine and improve any excavator hydraulic cylinder problem. Our master technicians average 15+ years of experience repairing hydraulic cylinders for all brands. We have access to a large inventory of components for fast cylinder repair turnaround. We focus on reducing downtime and offer the fastest repair process in the industry. With state-of-the-art equipment, highly trained staff, and competitive pricing, Cylinders, Inc. is the top choice for hydraulic cylinder repair and replacement for all excavator cylinders in Chicagoland.

Common Excavator Cylinder Repairs We HandleCommon Excavator Cylinder Repairs We Handle

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Common Excavator Cylinder Repairs We Handle

Our expert technicians have seen and repaired every possible problem when it comes to faulty excavator hydraulic cylinders. Common issues we determine and improve include:

  • Leaking seals
  • Stuck pistons
  • Bent rods
  • Scored bores
  • Excessive wear
  • Honing hydraulic cylinders to prevent fluid bypass
  • Replacing damaged rods and pistons
  • Rebuilding buckets and booms

No matter what brand of excavator you operate, we have the knowledge and components on hand to promptly diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs. Our goal with every cylinder repair is to get your hydraulic cylinders working like new and return your excavator to productivity as fast as possible. Trust our 30+ years of hydraulic cylinder repair experience to handle any issue quickly and correctly.

Boom Cylinders

Control the movement of the boom arm and bucket. Allow the excavator to reach out and dig.

Arm/Dipper Cylinders

Connect to the boom and control the arm, allowing it to extend and retract when digging.

Bucket Cylinders

Attach the bucket to the arm and open/close the bucket for scooping and dumping.

Swing Cylinders

Rotate the upper structure of the excavator for positioning and swinging loads.

Blade/Dozer Cylinders

Control the angle and height of the dozer blade for backfilling and grading.

Outriggers/Stabilizer Cylinders

Extend outriggers for stability when digging or lifting.

Thumb Cylinders

Allow attachments like thumbs to grasp and maneuver objects.


Excavator Cylinder Types That We Repair

Excavator Down? Let Our Cylinder Repair Wizards Work Their Magic

When excavator cylinders fail, downtime costs money. We have 30+ years of professional expertise and can deliver magical repairs in record time. Call Cylinders, Inc. today!

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John Deere

Known for their strength and durability, John Deere manufactures robust excavator hydraulic cylinders. Our technicians have extensive experience servicing all types of John Deere excavator cylinders.


As an industry leader in excavation equipment, Cat excavator cylinders are known for precise control and efficiency. We have years of experience servicing Cat boom, bucket, and other cylinders.


Komatsu excavators are highly valued for their power and performance. We service Komatsu hydraulic cylinders of all types and specialize in repairs to maintain optimal hydraulic pressures.


Excavator Cylinder Brands We Service


Excavator cylinders endure heavy strain on construction sites. Boom, bucket, and arm cylinders require strength and precision. Trust that our repairs maintain cylinder integrity.

Drilling & Mining

The harsh conditions in mining require robust, durable excavator cylinders. We service cylinders to handle high-impact extraction and hauling of heavy ore.

Forestry & Logging

In logging applications, excavator cylinders need resilience against debris and shocks. Our repairs prevent cylinder damage from logs and vegetation.


We Work with Your Industry

Expert technicians

Our experienced techs are trained to expertly diagnose and repair any cylinder issue.

Extensive parts access

We have access to a wide range of original and aftermarket cylinder parts to complete repairs quickly.

Mobile service

Our technicians can come to your job site to minimize downtime.

All major brands

We're experienced working on Cat, Komatsu, John Deere, and all other brands.

Warrantied work

Our high-quality cylinder repairs come with written warranties for peace of mind.

Fast turnaround

We understand downtime costs money. We work quickly to get cylinders operational.


Why Choose Cylinders, Inc. for Your Excavator Cylinder Repair?

What Our Clients Say

We finally have our new cylinder installed and our lift is back up and running. The fellows who reinstalled it were commenting on the custom job done on the cylinders. Great experience all the way around. Thank you for your help!

Andy Gordon

Our cylinders were rebuilt with very quick turnaround – and we really appreciate this, as does the Hampshire Fire Department that just lost one vehicle, and needed this repair fast.


Great service and quality work!

Vince Palermo

Great people to do business with that put out quality work.

Clayton Nessling

Quality Cylinder Repair.

Chuck Rogers
What Our Clients Say
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Keep Your Excavators Up and Running — Contact Us Today!

Don't let a faulty hydraulic cylinder lead to costly downtime and lost productivity. Our expert technicians at Cylinders, Inc. can quickly diagnose and repair any excavator cylinder issue. Call us today to schedule service and keep your equipment operating efficiently.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to repair an excavator hydraulic cylinder?

Minor seals and o-ring repairs usually take 1-2 days. More complex repairs like replacing rod bearings can take 3-5 days depending on parts availability.

What maintenance can prevent excavator cylinder failure?

Regular lubrication, checking for leaks/damage, replacing worn seals, and proper storage/transport help prevent premature failure. Our tips sheet provides recommended maintenance.

Do excavators’ cylinders have any features affecting the repair process?

Yes, factors like cylinder mounting style (pin vs clevis), integrated sensors, and custom ports can require special repair procedures. Rest assured that our experienced techs are familiar with all major OEM cylinder designs.

What is the average lifetime of a cylinder in an excavator?

With proper maintenance, cylinders typically last 4,000-6,000 hours in excavators. Duty cycle, climate, operator habits, and wear all impact lifespan. Our preventative repairs can maximize cylinder lifetime.