Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Service

Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs

Hydraulic cylinders play a critical role in a wide range of equipment. If and when they fail, they can cause significant revenue loss for companies as equipment and employees await the completion of repair and replacement operations. By partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable repair service provider, you can ensure your hydraulic cylinders are brought back to proper working order quickly, allowing you to avoid extended equipment downtime and, consequently, substantial profit loss.

At Maverick Machine & Hydraulics, we offer hydraulic cylinder repair services for a variety of industrial equipment and vehicles. Our highly trained team carefully disassembles, inspects, evaluates, repairs, reassembles, and tests hydraulic cylinders to return them to working condition. If a failed component is irreparable, we can reverse engineer the part to create an appropriate replacement.

Main Causes for Hydraulic Cylinder Failure

There are many signs a hydraulic cylinder may soon need repair or replacement, such as damaged components (e.g., barrel, piston, or mounting) or leaking hydraulic fluid. However, hydraulic cylinders can also fail without warning. By recognizing and understanding the causes of failure and, if applicable, their warning signs, you can check for them and implement an appropriate solution before failure occurs.

Some of the most common causes of hydraulic cylinder failure are:

  • Contaminated fluid. The presence of foreign substances in hydraulic fluid can cause damage to the cylinder, either by scratching and scoring the interior surfaces or chemically degrading the internal components.
  • Physical abuse. Physical abuse, in addition to contaminated fluids, can cause damage to the hydraulic seal, which can affect the component’s ability to regulate internal pressures and, consequently, its ability to operate effectively and efficiently.
  • Side loading. Side loading refers to the application of force perpendicular to the hydraulic cylinder’s axis of movement. It can place strain on various components (e.g., rod bearings or piston rods), which can cause damage and, over time, failure.
  • Extreme pressures/temperatures. Hydraulic cylinders are designed for use at specific internal pressures. Pressure levels that stray from this acceptable range can negatively affect the cylinder’s performance. Similarly, the materials used for hydraulic cylinders are chosen for specific temperature ranges. Exposing a cylinder to temperatures above or below this range can cause damage to its components.

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Our Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Capabilities

Our technicians will disassemble and thoroughly inspect the barrel to record every part of the cylinder. We take pride in being one of the few shops that measures every bit of each hydraulic cylinder rather than reordering a generic kit. This information helps us investigate the root cause of the hydraulic cylinder failure and allows us to repair them back to their original condition. Our experienced staff can provide a report of our findings and recommend specific repairs. If a hydraulic cylinder is irreparable, we can reverse engineer it and build you a new custom-made hydraulic cylinder.

Our Standard Repair Procedure

Our standard repair procedure includes the following steps:

  • Disassembling the cylinder
  • Inspecting the barrel
  • Replacing or honing the barrel as needed
  • Inspecting, repairing, and replacing the rod as needed
  • Cleaning all of the parts and replacing all of the seals and packings
  • Inspecting all of the threaded connections and mounting surfaces
  • Reassembling the cylinder
  • Testing the cylinder to 100% rated pressure along the entire stroke
  • Adjusting the cushions
  • Covering all external ports before painting
  • Painting the cylinder with rust inhibitive paint before packing and shipping

Types of Cylinders We Repair

We offer hydraulic cylinder repair services on all brands of loaders, excavators, cranes, snowplows, presses, and dump trucks. The types of cylinders we repair include:

Repair Service Areas

When your uptime requirements justify the expense, then you know it’s time to find a reliable hydraulic cylinder repair shop near you that justifies your costs.

At Maverick Machine, we understand how critical your hydraulic cylinders are to your productivity. So in the event that one of them fails, perhaps due to physical damage or deterioration and subsequent failure of the seals, it’s critical that it gets repaired as quickly and accurately as possible. Our engineers and technical experts will help you to determine whether you need to consider repairing or rebuilding the hydraulic cylinder.

Heavy Equipment, Forklift Cylinder & Component Repair

We realize the importance of your equipment to your operations – whether it is the MOFFET that unloads your truck; the ground support equipment assisting your aircraft repairs; the automotive lift where your heaviest repair work goes or the garbage compactor that is in use every day. With this in mind, our technical experts go to task providing exceptional repair services for your equipment so you can get the most use and life out of them. As a result, you will be able to support your clients’ investments to the best of your abilities.

Hydraulic repair services for specialized industries

Maverick Machine is your one-stop-shop for all your hydraulic cylinder parts and service, from hoist hydraulic repairs to custom cylinder repairs. Our services include inspection and analysis, parts replacement, reverse engineering, machining (milling and barrel honing), custom parts design and fabrication, hydraulic rebuilds, and assembly and testing.

Our repair shop boasts some of the latest, state-of-the-art machines that allow our technical experts to carry out repairs quickly and efficiently. This allows us to repair virtually any hydraulic component in our custom cylinder repair shop, including forklift cylinder repairs, hydraulic ram repair, and hoist hydraulics services.

Hydraulic inspection, repair, rebuilding, and testing

When your damaged hydraulic unit arrives at our hydraulic repair shop, we start by disassembling and cleaning it, before performing a thorough inspection including checking all precision fits for tolerances. After the evaluation, one of the hydraulic experts at Maverick Machine will give you an estimate for the repair.

With your approval, we can start the repair or rebuild process. This process may involve the following services:

  • Reconditioning or replacement of contact surfaces
  • Installation of new seals, gears, bearings, and other replacement parts
  • Replacing non-repairable or obsolete parts with custom parts fabricated by Maverick Machine experts
  • Reassembly of equipment and testing

Prompt Hydraulic Repairing Services

The need for cylinder repairs or rebuilds can result in downtime and diminished efficiency, The downtime can quickly add up and adversely affect your profitability. Maverick Machine & Hydraulics provides quick turnaround times, whether you need hoist hydraulic repairs or forklift cylinder repairs, to get your equipment back to you in the shortest duration possible.

Maverick Machine & Hydraulics: Your Expert and Partner for All Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Needs

Hydraulic cylinders are an essential component of many pieces of equipment. As such, ensuring they remain in proper working order is critical. Otherwise, you risk lower processing efficiency and higher profit loss. As hydraulic cylinders experience wear through use over time, which can lead to component degradation and damage that ultimately results in failure, it is important to find a hydraulic cylinder repair company you can trust to bring your hydraulic cylinders back to top condition.

Maverick Machine & Hydraulics is the ideal partner for all hydraulic cylinder repair needs. By choosing us, you benefit from:

  • Solid Service: A friendly, responsive approach has been a cornerstone of our success in the hydraulic cylinder repair and manufacturing industries.
  • Unique Numbering: Responsibility often means greater accountability. That is what our individual serial numbers do for our hydraulic cylinder repair and custom-made manufacturing process.
  • 100% Testing: We perform vigorous testing on every custom-made hydraulic cylinder manufacturing service and repair we complete to ensure the components you receive perform to your expectations.
  • CNC Precision Machining: Our CNC machining is accurate to tight tolerances and checked by trained operators. Whether your parts need milling, turning, live tooling capability, or welding, they’re in safe hands at Maverick Machine & Hydraulics.
  • Full Warranty: Our standard one-year replacement guarantee and optional five-year pro-rated warranty show how much we believe in our hydraulic cylinder repair and custom-made cylinder services.

For additional information about our hydraulic cylinder repair services, contact us today.