What causes hydraulic cylinder failure?
Contaminated hydraulic fluid can cause a lot of damage to your hydraulic cylinders. Depending on the contaminant, your cylinder housing may end up scratched or warped. If the contaminant has the necessary chemical composition, you may even end up burning or chemically degrading the inner cylinder components. If you suspect your hydraulic lines have been contaminated, we highly recommend bringing your equipment to our shop for service.
If you are putting a lot of force on the hydraulic cylinder in a direction that it wasn’t designed to handle, you may end up damaging the cylinder. For example, a boom is designed for up and down pulling, not side-to-side pulling. Many people assume that hydraulic systems are immune to damage, and although they’re quite tough, they can still break if under enough pressure.
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