KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND WHEN USING A CYLINDER:
• The base of the cylinder should be fully supported. Where applicable, use a cylinder base for added stability. Do not weld or otherwise modify the cylinder to attach a base or other support.
• The saddle on the end of the plunger should make full contact with the load. Try to move the load on the center line of force to prevent side loading. Be especially careful about side loading long-stroke cylinders.
• Do not try to lift a load more than the rated stroke. If you need to lift the load further, block the load, raise the level of the cylinder with a sturdy support, and continue the lift.
Do not go under a load supported by a cylinder. After the load has been raised, it should be blocked.