5 Reasons Welded Hydraulic Cylinders are the Best Choice












Hydraulic cylinders are widely used in construction, agriculture and manufacturing to perform the toughest jobs—requiring that they reliably perform under extraordinary stress.

There are two main types of hydraulic cylinders: tie rod cylinders and welded body cylinders, distinguished by their basic construction.

Tie rod hydraulic cylinders use high-strength threaded steel rods to hold the end caps to the cylinder barrel. Small cylinders typically have four tie rods; larger cylinders can have as many as 20.

By comparison, in welded hydraulic cylinders the ports are welded to the barrel and barrel is welded directly to the end caps.

Here are 5 reasons welded hydraulic cylinders are the best choice, particularly in demanding applications.

  • Welded hydraulic cylinders are easily customizable for specific applications.
  • Welded hydraulic cylinders are easier to maintain. The front rod gland is bolted or threaded into the cylinder barrel, allowing the piston rod assembly and seals to be removed for service.
  • Welded hydraulic cylinders are more rugged by design, making them more reliable and more durable over time.
  • Welded hydraulic cylinders have superior seal packages, which can increase the life of the cylinder if it comes into contact with contaminants or is subject to weather.
  • Welded hydraulic cylinders have lower profiles than tie rod cylinders, making them ideal for applications when space is a factor.

SHC, Inc. is a recognized leader in fabricating custom hydraulic cylinders for any application. Our cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities and commitment to quality design and materials makes us your top-choice for custom hydraulic cylinders in all configurations: telescoping, single-action and dual-action.

Our team is dedicated to meeting customer requirements faster and better than the competition. With rapid turnaround times and efficient order, production and dispatch processes, when you buy from us you can expect to receive your cylinders on time and within budget.

Interested in learning more? Our staff is ready to help you get the cylinder, part or repair service you require. Call us today at 877-390-3461 or visit our website to request a free quote.