3-77. Oscillation Hydraulic Cylinder
a. General. The purpose of the oscillation
cylinder is to tilt the machine either right or left in
relation to the front axle. The oscillation cylinder is
located on the front right hand side of the fork lift.
(Model RTL10 also has an oscillation cylinder
attached to the rear right hand side of the fork lift.)
It is attached to the axle at the rod end and to the
frame at the base end. The reason for tilting the
forklift is to keep the load of the forks level, if
n e c e s s a r y , while operating on at lateral slope, and
to allow pick up of a canted pallet load.
b. Removal. Refer to figure 3-153 and remove
the oscillation cylinder.
c. Disassembly. Refer to figure 3-154 and
disassemble the oscillation cylinder.
d . Repacking Cylinder. Refer to paragraph 3 - 6 4 c
for repacking procedures.
(1) Inspect rod for nicks and scratches.
(2) Inspect shell assembly for cracks or
(3) Inspect piston for scratches.
(4) Inspect end nut for cracks.
(5) Remove scratches with crocus cloth.
(6) Replace a defective part.
f. Reassembly. Refer to figure 3-154 and
reassemble the oscillation cylinder.
Figure 3-153. Oscillation cylinder, removal and installation
g . Test. R e f e r t o p a r a g r a p h 3 - 6 4 g a n d t e s t t h e
h . Installation. Refer to figure 3-153 and install
t h e oscillation cylinder.