A Guide to DIY Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs
There are many different applications of hydraulic equipment in modern industrial, construction and agricultural processes. Hydraulic cylinders are used in the power steering and lift systems of modern equipment. With time, the cylinder seals start to leak the hydraulic oil a little, necessitating repairs. Before contacting a professional, you can do some troubleshooting to see if you can repair the cylinder yourself. Reasons for hydraulic cylinder failure The hydraulic cylinder system consists of a hydraulic unit pump that powers the entire mechanism; therefore, if it fails, the entire hydraulic system will not operate.