The Stalling Cylinders Situation

  • With no load, all three cylinders extend.
  • Under load, the cylinder lifting a 20 tons extends, but the cylinders lifting 2 ton and 10 ton loads stall.
  • The hydraulic fluid is rapidly overheating.

Here's a hydraulic schematic of the situation:

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The Stalling Cylinders' Solution

This video describes the "Stalling Cylinders Situation" in more detail, shows the most likely solution to the problem, and describes some issues with this circuit that could shorten the life of the hydraulic components and increase the chances of unscheduled downtime.

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