Maximising the Life of Components

maximising the life of components

Simple maintenance regimes and regular checks can be useful tools to an operator maximising the life of components. It is possible to get well beyond the two year warranty provided on all Jost tipping cylinders. 

“Maintenance is an important part of ensuring that Jost components perform adequately for a long lifespan,” says David Green, Jost National Products Manager Hydraulics. “For example, Jost cylinders are easy to maintain as they just need to be inspected on a regular basis to make sure there is sufficient lubrication supplied to the trunnion pins and clevis. Well-maintained cylinders will not wear out prematurely.” 

Simple checks can ensure operators get the most life out of their Jost Hydraulic cylinder. Jost cylinders and hoists are used throughout Australia, often in the harshest environments in the country, also suitable for PBS applications such as 4, 5 and 6 axle dog.

Jost tipping cylinders feature larger barrel diameters that enable high tipping capacities. Shayne Moore, Moore Trailers Joint Managing Director, emphasises that oversize trunnions at 65mm on the classic 183 series cylinder for extra strength are an important consideration, too, when thinking about maximising the life of components. 

“With any tipping trailer, a lot of stress is placed on the trunnion when tipping on uneven ground,” says Shayne. “The oversize feature and stronger feet can give a customer more peace of mind when tipping.” 


maximising the life of components


Moore Trailers is a family owned business, based in Pittsworth, Queensland, and has been in operation for 31 years. Shayne confirms that demand for specialised road transport equipment continues to rise, and the trailer builder is currently working on a new 15,000-square-metre facility to triple productivity in the near future. 

“We manufacture a lot of different tipper models – bulk tippers, tipping skels, hooklift tippers, tipping bodies – and all of these require specific length and capacities,” says Shayne. “Jost’s range of hydraulic equipment meets all of our requirements.” 

Moore Trailers demonstrated a 30’ TOA drop chassis, custom specced for Eastwells Haulage, at the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show. It was fitted with a Jost 183-4-5860C cylinder specifically de-stroked to meet special tipping requirements for a shorter model. 


maximising the life of components