The Cylinder Service Centre undertakes a wide range of hydraulic services, from the repair of hydraulic cylinders to the manufacture of hydraulic rams.

Our hydraulic services can be grouped into 6 main categories:


All of our hydraulic services are governed by our quality assurance system which is  certifed to: BS-EN-ISO-9001:2008

Hydraulic Cylinder Repair

We repair and refurbish a very wide range of cylinders and rams. From small devices you can hold in your hand to huge assemblies that require dedicated transport we deal with them all.

We have an extensive range of specialist equipment to support this work that includes:Machine Work / Heat Treatment

  • Centre lathe turning up to 12 metres
  • Horizontal boring, Milling, Slotting, CNC turning & Grinding
  • Honing up to 650mm x 7000 stroke
  • Coded welding (Stainless, Aluminium, Bronze & Cast Iron)
  • Power presses up to 350 tons
  • Hydraulic test rigs up to 1000 bar & Horizontal load test rigs
  • A unique 150,000 ft-lb hydraulic Stripping rig
  • Shot blasting & finishing plant
  • Overhead cranage to 26 tons
  • Deep hole boring to 750mm diameter x 6000mm deep
  • Metal spraying of all types of materials
  • Cylindrical & surface grinding
  • 16 meter horizontal pull/push hydraulic press

Some of this equipment is completely unique. Our cylinder stripping rig and the pressure and hydrostatic testing rigs have been designed and built entirely in-house.

They have been developed to suit the specialist needs we have in our cylinder repair and manufacturing work. 

This equipment gives us the ability to successfully tackle many repairs that other hydraulic specialists simply can not handle.    

For more information about hydraulic ram repair see: Hydraulic Cylinder Repair.

Hydraulic Cylinder Design and Manufacturing

It may seem odd to describe manufacturing as a service, but we do pride ourselves on the overall service we provide along side the physical delivery of the product.

This is especially true for short run work, repairs, or one-off supplies for cylinder replacement and or for special modifications where the overall project is heavily service focussed.

Our customers come to us for our technical knowledge as well as as our engineering expertise. We provide a full end-to-end service as a packaged solution.

It is often the case that we are approached with a design and manufacturing problem that we have to solve.

In this case our advanced design facility allows speedy encapsulation of the problem. We can then quickly map out prospective solutions and associated costs. 

With everything defined we can then easily move onto manufacture, test and filling and pressurisation.

For more information see:  Cylinder Manufacturing.

Hydraulic Cylinder Supply

We are stockists of the full size range of chromed bar & honed tube. This includes chromed stainless steel bar and hard anodised aluminium pneumatic tube.

Having a good stock of parts on site makes it so much easier to turn around repairs and manufactured cylinders quickly. It also means off the shelf cylinders and parts are delivered quickly.     

For more information on our hydraulic cylinder supply options see: component sales.

Commercial Vehicle Repair

The Cylinder Service Centre is an authorised dealer and repair centre for a number of commercial vehicle manufacturers of wet kits, tipping gear and other similar equipment.

We also supply and repair parts and assemblies for older vehicles, or where the original manufacturer or dealer has stopped trading.
For more information see: vehicle repair.  

Mobile Maintenance Services 

Within the local area of the North East of England our mobile maintenance services provide much needed additional on-site support. These services include:

  • Hose Repair and Replacement
  • Loler Testing
  • Inspection for Planned Maintenance
  • Maintenance Service Work
  • Removal and Re-fitting of Hydraulic Cylinders
  • Thermic Lancing

For more information see: mobile maintenance services.