Best place for hydraulic cylinders / hydraulics question
Anyone have a go-to place for hydraulic cylinder replacement? I've got an odd size (I think) on my little bushhog 1846QT loader and can't seem to find a replacement anywhere. To rebuild the parts that are no good cost more (significantly) than a replacement cylinder it seems (if i can find one) so I was hoping someone had a go to. The one I need to replace is a:
(Ognibene & Hol-Mac) 1-1/2" Bore x 15" Stroke, 1" Rod Dia., 9/16" - 18 SAE ORB Ports
and the area I keep getting hung up on is the 15" stroke (I figure I could go to a 14" stroke if I absolutely had to, since it would technically fit) and the sizing. The shaft that extends is easy enough, with a welded cross tube that is a normal pin size and a roughly 2.25" wide, I can find cylinders that match that (or that are close enough that I can make it work with some washers. But the cylinder itself is only like 1.75" and it has the hole for the pin bored through it, so I'm getting hung up finding one that will fit into the space available on that end (the very end of the cylinder sits in a recessed area). They all seem to have a 2" cross tube on either side. I can cut the one end down a little to make it fit, but i think the cylinder may still wedge into the little recessed area.
I'm new to hydraulics and I'm stumped. I don't want to order something that won't fit, and I'm trying to avoid doing any major modifications on the loader arms. It's not something dumb like the stated dimensions don't equal the true dimensions is it? (like a 2x4 is actually 1.5x3.5)
any help would be greatly appreciated