The Hydraulics segment is a leading global manufacturer of mobile hydraulic cylinders and complete hydraulic systems for the heavy off-road construction and refuse markets.  We are focused on custom designs and manufacturing of products that meet customer specific requirements or applications. Our in-house custom design abilities and responsiveness to our customers’ needs drive our continuous top line growth opportunities. We leverage our full line of products for the dump truck and trailer market and deep expertise in their application to expand into new markets, targeting the most challenging custom applications. Our flexible design capability, global supply chain and speed to market enable us to be successful in our expansion efforts. Our team is dedicated to superior customer service through our technical engineering support and on-time delivery. We plan to grow Hydraulics by expanding our cylinder offering, completing the hydraulics system with wet kits and sensors. We manufacture our cylinders in Hayesville, OH and Tianjin, China.

Markets and Applications

Industries that use our products are construction equipment, refuse, airline support, mining, oil and gas, and other material handling applications. Our products are utilized by OEMs on vehicles such as dump trucks, dump trailers, bottom dumps, garbage trucks (both recycling and rear loader), container roll off vehicles, hook lift trucks, liquid waste handlers, vacuum trucks, compactors, balers, airport catering vehicles, container handling equipment for airlines, lift trucks, yard tractors, and underground mining vehicles.


Our products are marketed through the Custom Hoists® brand.


Products include single and double acting telescopic and piston rod hydraulic cylinders. Additionally, we manufacture specialty pneumatic cylinders and promote complete wet line kits, which are complete hydraulic systems that include a pump, valves, hoses and fittings.


Our products are sold directly to OEMs, as well as distributors, dealers, and aftermarket repair outlets primarily in North America with some sales in South America and Asia.