High force hydraulic cylinders are devices that convert hydraulic power into mechanical force. They are typically used in heavy-duty applications that require a high amount of force, such as in construction, mining, and offshore drilling.

These cylinders are capable of generating extremely high amounts of force, typically ranging from several hundred tons to thousands of tons. They are often used in conjunction with heavy machinery such as excavators, bulldozers, cranes, and hydraulic presses.

High force hydraulic cylinders are designed to withstand extreme pressure and stress. They are typically made of high-strength materials such as steel or aluminium, and are engineered to precise specifications to ensure they can handle the high loads and pressures involved.

There are several different types of high tonnage hydraulic cylinders available, including single-acting, double-acting, and telescoping cylinders. Single-acting cylinders apply force in one direction only, while double-acting cylinders can apply force in both directions. Telescoping cylinders are designed to extend over long distances, and are often used in applications where space is limited.

High tonnage hydraulic cylinders are used in a wide range of heavy-duty applications where a large amount of force is required. Here are some common examples:

  1. Construction and Excavation: High tonnage hydraulic cylinders are often used in heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators, and backhoes to move heavy loads, dig trenches, and level terrain.
  2. Mining: In mining operations, hydraulic cylinders are used to power the massive equipment used to extract minerals from the earth. They are used in bulldozers, loaders, and excavators, to name a few.
  3. Offshore Drilling: High tonnage hydraulic cylinders are used in offshore drilling operations to move and position the drilling platform and equipment, as well as to control the flow of fluids during the drilling process.
  4. Industrial Manufacturing: Hydraulic cylinders are used in manufacturing applications, such as in hydraulic presses and stamping machines, to apply high force to shape and form metal and other materials.
  5. Transportation and Logistics: Hydraulic cylinders are used in transportation and logistics to lift and move heavy loads, such as in forklifts and cranes.
  6. Aerospace: High tonnage hydraulic cylinders are used in the aerospace industry to control the movement of landing gear and other components on aircraft.

The BOSS Hydraulics range features an extensive variety of cylinders to suit an enormous variety of applications and the experts at PT Hydraulics can help you to determine the exact cylinder that you require.  The PT Industrial team and develop a complete hydraulic system to meet your needs, from our portfolio of brands including Globe and Dynex.

For enquiries, simply call the BOSS team on 1300 BOSS HYD or email

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