'Clocking' Inlets / Outlets On A Hydraulic Cylinder ...... Difficult???

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Ductape

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Curious what the best way to deal with inlets / outlets on a hydraulic cylinder when they need to be in a particular position to avoid interference. I'm assuming that if they both needed to be on one side, the end of the barrel could be cut and rewelded. What if one needed to be on the left, one needed to be on the right? Aside from having a cylinder custom ordered...... would it be reasonable to have an 'off the shelf' cylinder modified? :confused:
 
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Ductape,

Are you just needing welded ports relocated on cyl on barrel?....or new cyls with different port locations?.....

If you're looking for opposing ports, the easiest way is plug one side and weld new port where you want it.....

Not difficult....
 
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.... would it be reasonable to have an 'off the shelf' cylinder modified?

Yes, indeed! This is one of the few advantages of a tierod cylinder. You
can remove the tierods, and rotate the gland and rear cap by 90, 180,
or 270 degrees, and reinstall the rods. It gives you several choices of
orientation.

I am not a fan of tie rod cyls, but I have used them in this case. Welding
a new fitting on a welded cyl and plugging the old one is not hard either.
I have done it both ways.
 
 
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