Forklift Hydraulic Systems

Over 300 years ago, Blaise Pascal, a French scientist, discovered the principle behind hydraulics. He found due to the fact that liquid cannot be compressed, when pressure was put on a confined liquid the liquid transmitted the same pressure in all directions. If a container holding liquid has an outlet for the liquid to escape, […]


Forklift Hydraulics: Types of Cylinders

There are at least three cylinders used on a forklift: lift cylinder, tilt cylinder and the power steering cylinder. Forklift Hydraulics: Lift Cylinder The lift cylinder(s) accepts the largest volume of fluid flow or gallons-per-minute (GPM). It is a single-acting hydraulic cylinder, pushing in only one direction. The control valve directs fluid to the cylinder […]