Aggressive Hydraulics: Purpose-Built Hydraulic Cylinders

April 17, 2017 Company Highlights

Henry Ford once said, ”Quality means doing it right, when no one is looking.” For the employees working at Aggressive Hydraulics®, quality isn’t just a department, it’s a critical part of everything we do. Aggressive Hydraulics culture, practices, and business beliefs are cemented into the foundation of what this country was built on. It’s hard …

Ryan Newman in the House!

March 17, 2017 Aggressive Racing

Aggressive Hydraulics® got a surprise visit from NASCAR driver Ryan Newman recently. Ryan stopped by to tour the Aggressive Hydraulics facility and meet with the Aggressive team to kick off Aggressive’s renewed support of the #31 car Ryan drive’s on the NASCAR circuit. Ryan shared his thoughts on NASCAR, hydraulic cylinders, patriotism and American made products …

Industry Spotlight: Railway

February 15, 2017 Market Insight

Railways are not just an essential part of American commerce, but American history. In 1827, the first railway was laid for steam engines in Baltimore, Maryland. The first track was only 13 miles long and took three years to complete. By 1852, the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) railroad was expanded to the Ohio River in …

Industry Spotlight: Cranes

January 25, 2017 Market Insight

Cranes have been used since the time of the Ancient Greeks. In those days, cranes were powered by men or animals, using a mechanical advantage to do heavier than human lifting. Today, we see cranes mostly in the transport industry; for lifting cargo on to trucks, trains, and ships, and in the construction industry; to …

Synergy BMX Racing Team gets Aggressive!

It’s not often hydraulic cylinders and bicycles cross paths, but that’s exactly what happened when Aggressive Hydraulics® became a sponsor, of the newly formed Synergy BMX Racing Team. 2016 was Synergy BMX Racing Team’s first year. Hosting riders from 3 to 46 years old, the team practices and gets instruction towards competing not just locally, …

Cylinders Built to Withstand Demolition

November 29, 2016 Market Insight

Demolition equipment applications are some of the toughest in the world. This specialized equipment is subjected to hours of hard and dirty work, lifting tons of material. Often overworked and abused, this specialized equipment serves very special purposes. Let’s look at each and how hydraulic cylinders play a role in the demolition process. Excavators are …

Quality, precision, integrity from source to finished product

November 9, 2016 Company Highlights

Quality and precision is essential in the manufacture of a Purpose Built® hydraulic cylinder. From the sourcing of materials, to engineering, manufacture, painting and even shipping requires an attention to detail that ensures the longevity of your fluid power equipment. What exactly does quality and precision mean in hydraulic cylinder design and manufacturing though? Quality …

Industry Spotlight: Mining

October 25, 2016 Market Insight

While many industries use specialized equipment, there’s only one industry that uses it hundreds of feet underground, in an environment few have ever traveled to. In this underground world, having a fluid power equipment failure could be devastating to the men and women operating these massive machines. This is why having Purpose-Built hydraulic cylinders for …

Purpose Built: Engineering for the application

October 18, 2016 Market Insight, Service

Determining the hydraulic cylinder to use is influenced by many factors, not just the application it’s being applied to. Working load, geometry of motion, stroke length, duty cycle, and mounting needs, are all considerations that should be taken into account by your hydraulic cylinder supplier. Purpose Built hydraulic cylinders, such as those offered by Aggressive …