Re: Air Dump Car Question...
I would say the rod should be shiny. Whether the cylinder is air or hydraulic the seal at that end has to be maintained in good condition to withstand the pressures inside the cylinder. If the rod becomes dirty or pitted it will allow leakage and reduce efficiency.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
In operation the rod will barely be exposed when the hopper body is in the normal position. the rod will be highly visible in the raised or dumping position.
That is my proffessional opinion.
---- Jack Burgess <jack@...> wrote:
I'm in the process of painting a model of a Western air operated side dump