Our Capabilities


Southern Hydraulic Cylinder specializes in the manufacturing of custom hydraulic cylinders. Our high degree of customization allows us to offer you a great deal of flexibility in design and fabrication. The custom hydraulic cylinder that we make is available in a wide array of sizes starting at 1 inch in diameter up to 12 inches in diameter, and as long as 14 feet in length. Hard chromed steel is typically used for the cylinder rods, with other materials available.

We make cylinders for a very wide range of functions. Regardless of the application, our engineers are ready to design a cylinder that will perform no matter what the requirements may be.

1) OEM Cylinders

At Southern Hydraulic Cylinder, we custom-build single and double acting, welded, hydraulic cylinders. With more than 25 years of experience, we have a large library of past designs available in the event you are not totally sure what you’re looking for or we can design a cylinder to fit your envelope. Do you have a custom mount? That’s not a problem either. If it’s on a cylinder, we can replicate it. Our cylinders have always been and will always be - built to order. We also manufacture all our own internal components (glands, pistons, rods, baseplates, tubes, valve blocks, port blocks, etc.).

2) Telescopic Cylinders

Southern Hydraulic Cylinder has been manufacturing our own line of single-acting, telescopic cylinders for over 25 years. In fact, we manufacture the entire cylinder and components in our shop in Athens, TN. We manufacture them in two mounting styles, several bore sizes and in varying strokes. These cylinders are designed for high operating pressures (2500 P.S.I.), and many of these sizes are available for immediate delivery.

Our telescopic cylinders feature:

  • Re-buildable Construction
  • High Quality Adjustable Vee Packings
  • Choice of Mounting Styles, Cross Tube or Trunnion
  • Hard Chrome Plated Stages

3) Cylinder Repair

Along with high quality, custom-made and replacement cylinders Southern Hydraulic Cylinder also offers a full service repair department.

Our repair services offer Rod & Tube Replacement, Head Gland & Piston Replacement, Seal Repacking and other cylinder component repairs and replacement. All repaired cylinders are tested to ensure quality and are covered by our warranty.