Hydraulic Cylinder Stops for Splitter

velvetfoot Posted By velvetfoot, Nov 17, 2006 at 12:51 AM

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  1. velvetfoot

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    All this stuff is new to me, but it seems there exists aluminum hydraulic cylinder stops that come in many different sizes that can be made to effectively shorten up on the cylinder stroke (say from a 25" max to 16+" firewood length) on a temporary basis. They are made of aluminum and would seem to ride with the ram so I would imagine scratching might be minimal, but I'm not sure. Are there any downsides to these things?

    Here is a 4" spacer, for $19, no less:
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200324521_200324521
     
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    We use them all the time to set the depth of the haybine, corn picker, etc. No downside. They should work well for what you want them to do.
     
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    Thanks very much for replying. Experience is key. It would seem to me to be a timesaver, but I was concerned they could scratch the ram in some way.
     
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    The rams that we use them on, they pretty much stay in the same place on the end of the shaft and ride up and down with it, so no scratching that I've ever noticed. I would think on a splitter it would be the same story. They will probably stay on the far end of the shaft by the splitting wedge and never move from there, but ride up and down with it.
     
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