Things To Consider

Cross-Reference Alternatives

Maxim's MPNs cross individual references to the equivalent Vulcan Hart model numbers. So if you are looking for competitor items that are either out of stock or obsolete, chances are Raptor Supplies has the equivalent Maxim hydraulic cylinders & power units available. Customers can also cross-reference most products using the last 5 digits of the model numbers.


Maxim hydraulic cylinders are available in operating pressures ranging between 2500 and 3000 psi. These cylinders, power units and seals / seal kits are small in size. Therefore, they require careful packaging as some products might get damaged while shipping. Hence, they are delivered by courier shipment and not air freight for minimum downtime.

About Maxim

Maxim manufactures an extensive line of hydraulic cylinders in double-acting welded & tie-rod styles. They have bore diameters ranging from 1-1/2 to 4 inches. These Maxim cylinders can exert a maximum pressure of 3000 psi and are ideal for hydraulic presses, cranes, forges & construction vehicles. The company also offers hydraulic power units consisting of a check valve, motor, reservoir & hydraulic pump. They operate at 2500 psi pressure and have a flow rate of 1.3 GPM.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the stroke of a cylinder?

The stroke of a cylinder determines how far its rod extends. It is the distance which the piston travels through the cylinder tube from the gland to the base plate.

What are the things to remember while selecting a cylinder?

  • The bore size that determines how much force can be developed at a particular oil pressure.
  • The required stroke of the cylinder.
  • The piston rod diameter that applies the force without bending or buckling.
  • The speed that determines the inlet & outlet port sizes and the flow rate needed from the pump.
  • The mounting style of the cylinder.