The Unique Features and Advantages of Custom Hydraulic Cylinders

Hydraulic cylinders are used in countless applications across numerous industries—from agricultural equipment and excavators to dump trucks and cranes. They are, without question, simply the most effective and efficient way to dig, fill, lift, lower, push and pull.

Having the exact right cylinder for the job is essential, however, to maximize performance, reliability and safety.


Your Custom Hydraulic Cylinder Specialists

SHC, Inc. specializes in manufacturing high-quality durable custom hydraulic cylinders—providing you with extraordinary flexibility in design and fabrication specifications to best meet your needs.

Our custom-built hydraulic cylinders are available in single-acting, dual-acting and telescopic configurations in a wide range of sizes: from 1 inch to 10 inches in diameter and up to 14 feet in length. Hard chromed steel typically is used for the cylinder rods, but other materials are available.

Although cheaper standard options may be available, it’s likely that you would end up lowering your cylinder’s overall effectiveness and efficiency by cutting corners in fit and material.

When we design and fabricate your custom hydraulic cylinder, there is no question that you have the exact right match for the job.

Our custom hydraulic cylinders are used across industries in a wide range of applications, including:

Roads & Railroads

Hydraulic cylinders for use in roads and railroads are designed for high-cycle applications. Typically, the head style is either an internally threaded gland or an externally threaded nut for retention in environments where heavy-duty vibrations are present.

Waste Collection and Removal & Excavation

Hydraulic cylinders used in waste and excavation must be consistently reliable over time. A wealth of engineering goes into these cylinders to ensure their durability and lasting performance.


Truck Cranes

Hydraulic cylinder requirements for truck cranes range from simple, single-acting steering to double counterbalance valves capable of holding a load in the case of system failure.


Material Handling

Hydraulic cylinders used in material handling must guarantee personal safety as much as sturdy performance. Our high-quality custom hydraulic cylinders are the safest choice when dealing with dangerous materials.

Our engineers are ready to design a custom telescopic, dual-acting or single-acting hydraulic cylinder to your specifications. Please give us a call at 877-390-3461. You also can request a free quote; one of our experts will be back in touch with you promptly.