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Gooseneck Hydraulic Cylinders

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   December 9, 2021 08:00

Gooseneck Cylinders

Hauling heavy equipment is made easy with hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailers. Gooseneck cylinders showcase their strength in this application by doing the heavy lifting for you.

This lowboy trailer style is very common and versatile because of the ease in loading and unloading. Hydraulic cylinders make it simple and fast for the operator to detach, raise and lower the trailer from a truck when required.

Gooseneck cylinders are designed to lift the full load rating of the trailer. They also work to maintain a constant center of balance and keep the load secure during transport in any conditions.

Examples of RAM hydraulic cylinders used on gooseneck trailers include:

  • Gooseneck folding cylinders
  • Detachable gooseneck tongue cylinders

  • Hydraulic detachable gooseneck lift cylinders

  • Tower lift cylinders

RAM Gooseneck cylinders are double-acting and range from 5 inches to 12 inches in diameter. The most common size is 10 inches in diameter with a 4-inch shaft. A clevis-style mount is typically used on both ends and includes a heavy pin 2 ½ to 3 inches in diameter. A popular feature RAM provides is a drilled pin. This drilled hole allows grease to lubricate the connection between the pin, mount and the trailer giving extended life to the joint.

The majority of gooseneck cylinders operate in retraction, putting additional stress where the piston and shaft join. RAM uses high-quality steel and incorporates a set screw as a secondary locking device between the piston and the shaft to ensure they have the needed strength.

RAM considers operating conditions for all cylinder designs. In this application, high-quality wipers are used for aggressive scraping to remove material adhering to the shaft during transport. Corrosion resistant shafts and RAM’s two-part urethane paint process also provide additional protection.

RAM Industries has extensive experience building custom heavy-duty and reliable hydraulic cylinders for transportation applications. Whether you have a concept or a design, our technical sales and engineering teams work with you to supply cylinders that precisely fit your equipment. This is one of many benefits of RAM’s custom engineered approach to designing and manufacturing hydraulic cylinders.

Contact the experts at RAM today to discuss your gooseneck trailer cylinder requirements.

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