custom hydraulic lifts

Custom Hydraulic Lifts

Hydraulic lifts are crucial components in many industries today. However, sometimes manufacturing companies cannot mass-produce the right hydraulic lift for your application. Therefore, considering a custom hydraulic lift tailored to your industry may be the best option. Below, we discuss the creation of a custom hydraulic application, ideal for your situation.

Semi-Hydraulic or Full Hydraulic Applications

Before selecting the best-suited custom hydraulic lift for your business needs, decide if you will require a semi-hydraulic or full hydraulic cylinder application. Cylinders are available in many stroke lengths and up to five different diameters to suit your capacity or force requirements.

Single-Acting and Double-Acting Hydraulic Cylinders

Though you can custom fabricate your hydraulic cylinders in multiple fashions, the two main manufacturing methods are single-acting and double-acting.

Single-Acting Hydraulic Cylinders

The simpler design of a single-acting hydraulic cylinder creates fewer components to maintain. Single-acting cylinders only have one acting port that allows the hydraulic fluid to enter. This single line of action is calibrated by pressure, often with a spring or push to retract the piston rod that occasionally relies on pressure to again push the spring back in place. For equipment and projects needing an effective and reliable hydraulic cylinder, single-acting may be your best option.

Double-Acting Hydraulic Cylinders

With double-acting cylinders having a port at each end as opposed to only one, hydraulic fluid must be supplied for both retraction and extension. Additionally, the hydraulic fluid can also enter through one port and exit through the second port.

Custom Lift Applications

Upon deciding which hydraulic cylinders to incorporate in your custom lift application, you need to then specify the size lift for your business needs.

Custom SESM Lifts

Small Equipment Shop Maintenance (SESM) lifts can effectively engage your business in the sale, service, and use of smaller equipment. Because SESM lifts can be customized according to your niche applications, they often increase business productivity and overall employee safety. Exploring the custom SESM lift options allows you to safely and efficiently highlight the selling or servicing of your equipment in motorcycle shops, ATV dealers, golf cart dealerships, landscape equipment maintenance shops, and other small equipment businesses.

Custom LESM Lifts

Finding the right hydraulic lift for your large or heavy equipment can be challenging. However, Large Equipment Shop Maintenance (LESM) lifts provide a perfect solution for lifting your heavy objects such as skid steers, agricultural equipment, tractors, or any other equipment weighing over 100,000 pounds. To ensure safety and efficiency, you need a custom, reliable hydraulic lift guaranteed to complete a project with ease. When ordering your customized LESM lift, you can specify additional functions and dimensions to best suit your industry needs.

MLM Lifts and Manufacturing: Custom Hydraulic Solutions

Altering the servicing or selling of your equipment to become more compatible with your lifting applications is not an efficient way to run a business. Though some manufacturers create a large supply of standard models, your company should have a customized hydraulic lift to safely and effectively fit your needs. At MLM Lifts and Manufacturing, we work hard to help each customer create the perfect, custom lifting solution to increase productivity through simple design and operation. We are devoted to listening to your custom lifting needs and providing a reliable product durably made for the long haul. Contact us today to receive a quote on your custom order.