With over 30 years of experience repairing hydraulic and pneumatic sensor cylinders, we provide cost-effective solutions with quick turnarounds to get your equipment up to speed.
If you’re looking for a hydraulic ram repair shop in Chicago, Cylinders, Inc. is happy to help. With over 30 years of experience, we can repair any size and make of hydraulic ram.Request a repair
Hydraulic rams are used in many modern tractors and front-end loaders for power steering and lift systems. Hydraulic rams are a type of hydraulic cylinders that are used in many different types of equipment. Over time, the seals on the equipment will start to leak oil. At the point where you’re consistently spending on hydraulic oil, you’ll want to look into hydraulic ram cylinder repair to either rebuild the cylinder or replace it entirely.
Pros and cons
When considering whether you should replace or repair your hydraulic ram, you’ll want to factor in the overall value of the ram. This depends on the application, but generally speaking, hydraulic rams do better when they are repaired rather than replaced. This is often due to the sheer difficulty in specifying and finding a direct replacement that’s available off the shelf.
Many of the leaking hydraulic ram repair requests that we see require a new seal kit in order to eliminate leaks. In other cases of hydraulic ram repair and reseal, we see the oil escaping due to pitting or a gouge in the rod. When it comes to cost-effectiveness and overall value, it is our experience that it is ideal to repair rather than replace the hydraulic ram.
Do you have an electronic, smart sensor cylinder?
Generally, if your cylinder has an electronic plug or port connection, position sensing is in the cylinder. Different OEM and equipment manufactures have proprietary systems, however common systems include:
Regardless of the industry in which you’re in, we’re willing and able to help with your repair! Common industries include waste and recycling, construction, farming and agriculture, energy, entertainment, and more.
Our hydraulic cylinder ram repair services are reliable and affordable. In addition to offering a full strip-down, we can provide you with a report of a failed item in writing and with photographs.
Our inventory of chromium-plated piston rods, cylinder tubes, and replacement seals allows us to repair your rams quickly and diligently. If needed, our professionals can also rapidly manufacture replacement parts.
Once we’re finished with the repair process, we test each hydraulic ram under full load and on both strokes, mid-point included. It’s standard for us to use a high-quality respray in the color of your choice, ensuring your hydraulic ram repair is as good as new when you receive it.
The cost of hydraulic ram repair can start as low as $150 and go up to a few thousand dollars. Factors that determine price include the size of the cylinder and how many repairs are needed. Rest assured that we always strive to make our prices as affordable as possible.
The life expectancy of your hydraulic cylinder ram is dependent on many different variables. They are known to be very durable when cared for properly. Usually, a maximum life expectancy is the same as a new cylinder.
We always recommend bringing your hydraulic ram into our facility so our experts can take a look at it. This way, we’re able to utilize our machinery and tools to help make the repair as efficient as possible.