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Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs in Chicago, IL

We’re industry experts when it comes to hydraulic cylinder repair. Cost-effective and dependable, our team reduces downtime and returns your production process to optimal efficiency.

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We Are Your Trusted Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Service Provider

If a hydraulic cylinder stops working due to leaks, rust, or cracks, it costs time and money. Whether it’s a complete hydraulic cylinder overhaul or a simple repair, we will carefully inspect, fix and rigorously test your newly restored cylinder to ensure maximum performance.

Our industry expertise and cutting-edge equipment can accurately diagnose and swiftly resolve problems when it comes to fixing hydraulic cylinders. Since 1991, our certified team has delivered high-quality service, effective solutions, and superior hydraulic repairs to Chicago areas and beyond.

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Our Cylinder Repair Services

Our knowledge of hydraulic cylinder specs and tolerances allows us to provide turnkey repair solutions that are cost-effective, long-lasting, and eliminate long lead delivery times.

Welding

Our certified welders offer MIG to fabricate frames, supports and repair faulty hydraulic systems. Their proficiency enables them to fix cylinders much faster resulting in shorter downtime time.

Honing

During hydraulic cylinder repair, we condition the surface of the cylinder wall to provide a secure seal around it, ensure optimum lubricant retention, and prevent the premature wear and tear of moving components.

Turning

Our technology makes it possible to fabricate premium, custom rotational parts with impeccable levels of accuracy and tolerances needed to successfully complete hydraulic cylinder repair without replacing an entire system.

Grinding

Getting the surface of the hydraulic cylinder as smooth as possible is crucial for getting a perfect seal. Ensure the maximum productivity of your machinery by getting our professional hydraulic cylinder grinding services.

Polishing

Polishing is an important part of any hydraulic cylinder repair process. To ensure the maximum seal and long lasting effect of our repair services, a thorough polishing of the cylinder rod is applied.

Pressure Testing

Our experts diagnose the condition of the hydraulic cylinder using various methods. The pressure testing procedure allows us to detect any integrity problems of the hydraulic cylinder's piston and further repair it.

Re-Chroming

Oftentimes damage to the chroming of the hydraulic cylinder is reversible. We are both equipped and experienced to perform the re-chroming, so your broken at first glance cylinders can be as good as new.

Straightening

Instead of wasting thousands of dollars on replacing bent hydraulic cylinder rods, trust our experts to get them straightened. This carefully performed procedure allows us to completely repair hydraulic cylinder rod and get it back to work.

Re-Sealing

Not only do we provide the re-sealing of hydraulic cylinder service, but we also diagnose the cause of the problem. This way the malfunction won’t reappear in the nearest future, and your equipment will be ready to work again.

Cylinders

Types of Cylinders We Repair

Our warranty repairs deliver the strength and versatility needed for reliable industrial and mobile equipment performance. Whatever your requirements, we can fabricate the features you need.

Tie Rod Cylinders

Tie-Rod

Typically used in industrial factory applications, tie-rod style hydraulic cylinders have threaded steel rods to hold the two end caps to the cylinder barrel. They can be completely disassembled for service, repair, and customization.

Mill Duty Cylinders

Mill-Duty

Built for heavy-duty use and able to survive demanding environments, mill-duty cylinders can be screwed or welded. Despite their steel flanged end caps and heavy-duty tubing that withstands harsh conditions, they still require repair now and then.

Welded Cylinders

Welded

The end caps of these cylinders are welded directly onto the barrel, providing a lighter and more compact design suitable for manufacturing machinery, civil engineering, and construction equipment. Because they are challenging to disassemble and repair, we sometimes recommend full replacement.

Single-Acting Cylinders

Single Acting

Due to its straightforward design, single-acting hydraulic cylinder repair is economical and easily managed by experts. Unlike a double acting cylinder, a single acting cylinder only has one port, and hydraulic fluid flows unidirectionally.

Double-Acting Cylinders

Double Acting

These are rugged, reliable, energy-efficient, and the most commonly used and repaired hydraulic cylinder. The working fluid acts on both sites of the piston, delivering controlled acceleration and retraction. Double-acting cylinders are used in large-scale equipment  and steering mechanisms.

Custom Cylinders

Custom Cylinders

No part number? No problem! Whether hydraulic or pneumatic, you can count on our skilled engineers’ expertise and state of the art equipment to rebuild and repair custom cylinders to deliver outstanding quality and unsurpassed performance.

Industries

Industries & Equipment We Serve

Almost every industry from construction to agriculture, waste, recycling and manufacturing uses hydraulic cylinders. Our hydraulic cylinder repairs play an important role in maintaining the following supply chains.

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Waste And Recycling

Garbage Trucks

Our hydraulic cylinder repairs fix leaks, extensions, and cylinder failures in garbage trucks, trash compactors, and street sweepers.
With our full-service repair offerings, your cylinder will be back to work in no time.

Construction Equipment

Construction Machinery

Hydraulic systems are integral to many constructions and demolition vehicles. Whether it's excavators, backhoes, bulldozers, or other similar machinery, our team will troubleshoot, restore and expertly improve your machine’s functionality as quickly as possible.

Agricultural Equipment

Farming Equipment

Keep your operational costs low and your hydraulic tractors and farm equipment performing at peak efficiency. At Cylinders, Inc., we’ll ensure your farm equipment is running at 100% productivity at all times.

Brands

Brands We Repair

Our trusted experts repair cylinders manufactured by the world’s most reputable brands.

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Process

Our Cylinder Repair Process

Receiving

Our clients can choose to drop-off their cylinder or we can arrange to have our service truck pick it up for you. While arranging delivery, we will discuss with you initial details regarding the cylinder.

Evaluation

After initial inspection upon receiving the cylinders, we will begin disassembly. Disassembly will allow us to clean the cylinder and assess each component for damages and wear, as well as create an inventory of seals and wear parts.

Quoting

After disassembly, we will provide an estimate for the repairs, taking into account which components can be restored and re-used and which need to be replaced.

Approval & Repair

Once the client has approved, our team will start repairing the cylinder. We recondition components like rods and cylinders or replace them, and any other failed components, with newly sourced or fabricated parts.

Repair

Once the client has approved, our team will start repairing the cylinder. We replace all failed components, such as rods, pistons, tubs,  seals, and valves, with newly sourced or fabricated parts.

Report & Shipping

When you pick-up or our service truck delivers your repaired cylinder, if requested you’ll receive a comprehensive report detailing all parts repaired and replaced, the root cause of failure, the quality test results, and recommended installation instructions.

Benefits

Why Clients Think We Are One of the Best Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Shops in Illinois

Our invaluable experience allows us to deliver the highest quality cylinder repair services possible. We have dealt with all kinds of malfunction, so no job is too hard for us. Contact us today for a quick quote!

High-Quality Work

Cylinders, Inc.’s in-house team of highly trained professionals with relevant experience and knowledge needed to repair standard and custom hydraulic cylinders, regardless of their application.

Speedy Repair

Our team immediately gets to work addressing your urgent repair issues. We provide fast turnaround times, limiting downtime and minimizing the impact of unproductive machinery.

Full-Service Repair

We’re Chicagoland’s one-stop-shop for troubleshooting, full testing, and the repair of malfunctioning hydraulic cylinders. Our team can strip and rebuild cylinder components to meet and exceed industry requirements.

Spare Part Fabrication

We replace old parts with new ones from trusted suppliers, and if we can’t, our team will meticulously fabricate the part you need. Our facility allows us to manufacture parts of any difficulty to the specifications of your cylinder.

Repair Warranty

All our hydraulic cylinder repairs come with a 1-year repair warranty, assuring our company’s commitment to exemplary workmanship and superior products, whether sourced or fabricated. We're proud to provide lasting solutions.

Cutting edge repair benches

Our Heavy Duty cylinder disassembly/assembly tables and tooling is designed for cylinders up to 30 inches in diameter and 26.5 ft. long.

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Have a question about our hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder repairs?
Contact Cylinders, Inc. to find out more or schedule your repair service today!

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Hydraulic Cylinder Repair FAQ

How much does it cost to fix a hydraulic cylinder?

The cost to fix a damaged or leaking hydraulic cylinder depends on several factors, such as the type of cylinder and whether the parts need to be replaced, repaired, or fabricated. If you contact us with your specific requirements, we'd be more than happy to provide you with an estimated quote.

How long will the cylinder last after the repair?

Regular maintenance on hydraulic cylinders is important for longevity and optimal performance. All our hydraulic cylinder repairs come with a one-year warranty; however, cylinders often last longer when properly maintained.

Can you stop a hydraulic cylinder from leaking?

In most cases, we fix a leaking hydraulic cylinder by replacing a worn seal or valve. If it’s something more serious, our team will run diagnostic tests to determine the best repair solution.