Tilt Cylinder Overhaul
Preparation For Disassembly
Overhaul tilt cylinder only in a clean, dust-free location,
using clean tools and equipment. Dirt or grit will damage
the highly-machined surfaces and will result in leakage or
premature failure of components. Cleanliness of the
hydraulic circuit is extremely important to the proper
operation and maintenance of the system. Be sure the
work area is clean or equipment failure could result.
Before disassembly, the exterior of the tilt
cylinder should be carefully cleaned to remove
all dirt and grease accumulation.
Be sure all hydraulic oil has been removed from
the cylinder. Stroking the piston rod will help
force the oil out.
Before starting disassembly, the tilt cylinder
should be carefully examined to determine if
there is any evidence of external damage.
The tilt cylinder assembly can be held by clamping the
base end or the barrel in a vise while disassembling. Be
careful not to use excessive force when clamping on the
Loosen and remove the gland retainer.
Remove the gland and seal assembly from tilt