|1 **||Wiper||18||Retainer Cap|
|2||Rod Bearing||19||Retainer Ring|
|3||Bushing Screws (4)||20 *||Piston Rod|
|4 **||Rod Seal||21||Rod Bushing|
|5 **||O-Ring||22||Tie Rod Nuts (4)|
|6 a||Cylinder Tube Seal||23||Lock Washers (4)|
|7||Cylinder Tube||24||Front Head|
|8||Front Cushion Assembly||25||Tie Rod (4)|
|9||Front spring Retainer||26||Retainer Ring|
|10 *||Piston||27 *||Piston O-Ring|
|11 a||Piston U-Cup||28 *||Piston Retainer|
|12 a||Piston Bearing Strip||29||Cushion Guide|
|13 a||Piston Seal||30||Cushion Screw Seal|
|14 *||Piston Nut||31||Cushion Screw|
|15||Rear Cushion Assembly||32||Cushion Nut|
|16 a||Cylinder Tube Seal||33||Washer|
|17||Rear Head||34||Thrust Washer|
|* Available as factory assembled only
** Available as rod seal kit only.
a Available as piston seal kit only
NOTE: Cylinder life is directly dependent on proper installation and air preparation.
Cylinders are not structural units and they are designed only to push and pull. The piston rod must be properly aligned with the mating part in both the extended and retracted position. Any misalignment will cause interference and shorten the cylinder life. Air lines must be free of all contamination. An air line filter should be used. The air supply must be clean and free of moisture. Proper lubrication is also recommended.
When rebuilding cylinders, make sure all parts are clean before reassembly and avoid introducing any dirt or chips into the cylinder. Check the piston rod (17) and the cylinder tube (7) for damage and replace either if necessary before proceeding. Pre-lubrication of all seals prior to re-assembly is recommended for ease of installation.
To Replace the Rod Seals
5/8" Diameter Rods
Remove any rod clevis or jam nut from the piston rod end(20). Remove the bushing screws (3), and slide the bushing (21) over the piston rod. Insert a new U-cup (4), bearing (2), and wiper (1) into a new bushing (21).
Install the new bushing assembly over the piston rod, taking care in passing it over the threaded part of the piston rod. Install new bushing screws and tighten firmly.
1" and Larger Diameter Rods
Disassemble as above, except remove the U-cup (4) from the front head. Install a new U-cup over the rod, taking care in passing it over the threaded part of the rod. Install new bushing screws and tighten firmly
To Replace the Piston Seals
Remove the front head (24) by unscrewing four tie rod nuts (22), removing the lock washers (23) and lifting the front head off the cylinder tube (7). Remove the piston rod/cylinder tube assembly from the rear head (17) and pull the piston rod assembly from the tube (7). Remove the piston U-cups (11 & 13), and the piston bearing strip (12).
IMPORTANT: Install new U-cups, making sure that the lips of the seals face away from each other.
Use grease to hold the new bearing strip (12) in place, and insert the piston rod assembly back into the cylinder tube.
NOTE: It may be necessary to temporarily compress the first piston U-cup to allow it to enter the tube. Make sure the bearing strip is not pinched between the tube and piston.
Install new cylinder tube seals (6) into the heads, and reinstall the cylinder tube. This is best done in the vertical position, with the blind end cover down. Make sure the tie rod nuts (22) and lockwashers (23) are installed on the short threaded end of the tie rods. Retighten the tie rods using equal torque on each rod per the chart below.
|1", 1 1/2"||8-10 ft.lbs.|
|2", 2 1/2", 3 1/4"||15-19 ft.lbs.|
|4", 5"||22-25 ft.lbs.|
|6", 8"||70-75 ft.lbs|