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Hydraulic cylinder repair

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 2COR517, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Well, I have a problem and hope someone might be able to help. I actually used the search function, to no avail.

    I need to fix one of the seals on my skid steer. It's leaking around the chrome rod. My question is this- When I disassemble the cylinder, does the piston bolt to the rod end inside the cylinder? If not, sounds like I will need to cut the yoke off the end of the rod, and reweld it.
  2. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Depends on the style of cylinder.
    Some are designed to have the "seal" end come off, like a typical swing cylinder on a plow.
    some cylinders are welded together.
    Anyway, they all will have some sort of a seal on the piston end. These can generally be unbolted
    and the rod pulled out.