SLH MAXIMUM LOAD AT FULL EXTENSION (Tonnes) MOUNTED PIN TO PIN.
ROD BUCKLING MAY OCCUR IF THESE LOADS ARE EXCEEDED.
LOAD CAPABILITIES CAN BE INCREASED BY FITTING LARGER DIAMETER RODS.
 Load Limit

Calculations based on:
  • "Euler" equation with safety factor of 2.0 (light-duty, no shock loads)
  • Higher safety factors must be used in more arduous conditions.
  • Cylinder is assumed to be vertical, with both ends fully guided, and no
    allowance is made for friction in the clevis pins due to the cylinder
    swinging through an arc.

BORE

ROD

LOAD IN TONNES FOR STANDARD STROKES (in inches)

8

10

12

16

18

20

24

30

36

42

48

2.5"

1.5"

6.68

6.68

6.68

6.68

6.68

6.20

4.67

3.24

2.39

1.83

1.45

3.0"

1.5"

9.62

9.62

9.62

8.65

7.27

6.20

4.67

3.24

2.39

1.83

1.45

3.5"

1.75"

13.09

13.09

13.09

13.09

13.09

11.49

8.64

6.01

4.42

3.39

2.68

4.0"

1.75"

17.09

17.09

17.09

16.02

13.48

11.49

8.64

6.01

4.42

3.39

2.68

4.5"

2.0"

21.64

21.64

21.64

21.64

21.64

19.60

14.74

10.25

7.54

5.78

4.57

5.0"

2.0"

26.71

26.71

26.71

26.71

22.99

19.60

14.74

10.25

7.54

5.78

4.57