Industries & Applications Matrix
Industries & Applications
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Aerial Work Platforms (AWP)
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group has the knowledge, experience and capabilities to design and build complete cylinder packages for the AWP industry. With engineering groups that are experts at design calculations and material specifications, our cylinders are manufactured with the utmost safety factors in mind.
With Aerial Work Platform cylinders in service worldwide for decades, customers are assured that our companies have quality hydraulic solutions for their applications.
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group designs and manufactures hydraulic cylinders which are used in agriculture around the world. If you’re searching for a simple cylinder for a small spraying application, or one with position sensing devices to assist an end user during work in the field, LHCG is your manufacturer of choice.
Our group’s extensive agriculture industry expertise will ensure delivery of a robust, proven product, giving our customers the peace of mind that our cylinders will help their equipment to perform well during the frantic planting or harvesting seasons!
Aircraft / Airline
Demand for ultra cleanliness, super reliability, and exacting specifications require the utmost in state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, and quality assurance.
The Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group specializes in producing cylinders for airline jetways, ground handling equipment, baggage handling equipment, and specialty aircraft repair equipment.
Auto Hauling Equipment
Our unique cylinder designs and manufacturing processes have allowed us to be the leading cylinder supplier in the auto carrier industry. Our aluminum double acting and telescopic cylinders have set the standard for this industry.
We utilize premium coatings and materials to accommodate this highly corrosive environment and to provide longer cylinder life and reduced maintenance costs. We also have developed hydraulic and mechanical cylinder locking devices for this industry.
Concrete & Asphalt
Concrete pumps and paving applications create some of the most challenging environments for hydraulic cylinders. The combination of actuation velocity and extreme shock coupled with the paramount need for jobsite reliability make these applications especially challenging.
The Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group has consistently met these challenges and will continue to service these applications with its quality products.
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group has unsurpassed experience in designing and building custom hydraulic cylinders for every application in the mobile crane industry. Our knowledgeable experts at design calculations, material and component selection give safety factors the foremost consideration, and ensure that our customers will never be plagued with issues such as thermal drifting, pressure growth or rod buckling. We back our products with the best customer and technical support in the industry, including service instruction, product bulletins and troubleshooting information.
The earth moving industry sets extremely rigid requirements for their products, and Earth moving equipment demands rugged, powerful and dependable hydraulic cylinders.
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group companies are experienced in the design and manufacture of high quality, field proven hydraulic cylinders which meet and exceed industry standards, and help our OEM customers gain a competitive advantage with their products.
Fire & Rescue
Fire and Rescue equipment require dependable, long lasting hydraulic cylinders to ensure it is always ready to perform essential tasks. Perhaps more than any other industry, the consistent performance of quality hydraulic cylinders in Fire and Rescue equipment is central to the success of critically important objectives.
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group companies understand how to apply our vast resources, and depth of industry experience, to develop safe, reliable, field proven solutions for these critical applications.
Forestry & Logging
The forestry and logging industry is one of the toughest applications for hydraulic cylinders. The physical environment of heat, dirt, rocks, trees and dust are very abusive to cylinders. The loading requirements in this industry can also be a challenge for the cylinder.
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group companies design and manufacture field proven, extreme duty cycle hydraulic cylinders to help customer applications perform to these difficult forestry requirements.
In the material handling industry, the ability to move loads with control and accuracy is critical. Hydraulic cylinders operating smoothly, with no drift, is a key requirement to material handling equipment.
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group companies have years of experience designing and manufacturing field proven hydraulic cylinders, in a variety of material handling applications, for industry leading OEM’s around the world.
Military & Government
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group is proud to serve the country’s defense systems through provision of hydraulic cylinders used on armored vehicles, on our nations’ Naval fleet, and in support of our awesome military aircraft.
For over 25 years our cylinders have helped make our country strong and safe, and we are proud to continue to provide our second-to-none design and manufacturing capabilities to our federal and local governments. We understand how to work with our partners in the government to provide the best possible product and service experience.
Mining & Rock Crushing
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group companies are known throughout the mining and rock crushing industry for building the most robust cylinders for the toughest applications. We understand the demanding expectations related to heat, dirt, hard cycling & serviceability, which are placed on mining and rock crushing cylinders.
Whether building to an existing design, or custom designing a cylinder for a specific application, customers can rest assured that our experienced engineering staff will work with them to solve challenging application requirements.
Oil & Gas
Within Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group, there is a wealth of knowledge and experience in land based and offshore drilling applications. Our companies have the most comprehensive offering of hydraulic cylinders for water, gas and oil drilling in the industry, with the capability to produce cylinders up to 720 inches in stroke length, and up to 30 inches in bore diameter.
We offer extensive testing capabilities, material certifications and product traceability as requested, and provide our drilling customers with proven, quality hydraulic cylinders that will perform in the field for years.
Snow & Ice Control
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group is the largest global supplier of hydraulic cylinders for the snow removal industry. Our cylinders are designed to accommodate this difficult, corrosive and high contamination environment.
We supply cylinders ranging from the commercial driveway plow to the heavy duty highway wing plows. We offer alternative materials to meet the demanding applications in this industry.
Our abilities to manufacture a high quality cylinder designed to meet the temperature ranges and high vibration requirements of the turf equipment industry, at a very competitive cost, have allowed us to be the leader in this industry.
Our products consistently provide our customers the opportunity to reduce their maintenance costs in this demanding environment.
Waste & Recycling
Our cylinders are widely used in the many applications in the waste management and material recycling industry including garbage and recycling trucks, compaction cylinders, roll-off trucks and metal scrap yard equipment.
Our many years of experience have allowed us to develop reliable cylinders to meet the tough, rugged requirements of these extremely demanding applications.