Looking for a quick winter project? Consider updating your equipment’s Gas Struts.
December 12, 2023
The duty of a Gas Struts is to assist in safely opening and closing doors, hoods & windows on a wide variety of equipment. So, as you can imagine, Gas Struts are essential components for the operation of your agricultural equipment.
Hy-Capacity offers Gas Struts for your Hood, Cab Door, Steering Wheel, Rear Window, and more. You may hear Gas Struts referred to as Gas Shocks or Gas Springs. Gas Struts are available in a wide range of lengths, materials, and forces.
To find the Gas Struts you need, visit our Gas Struts page, and use the filter on the left to narrow your results by Make, Model, and Type. (Shown below)
See our Product Specs tab (1 below) for more information such as measurements, location for application, newton force, and more. Also be sure to check out our Model Fit tab (2 below) to verify they will fit your machine.
So, when should you replace your Gas Struts?
If you notice signs of damage. Check for cracks, leaks, or dents in the strut body or mounting brackets. Gas Struts generally have a lifespan of 5 to 10 years.
Chances are that during the winter season, you will have some downtime. Now may be the best time to make a quick update like replacing your Gas Struts. Winter’s low temperatures can be hard on Gas Struts. Consider using this time to replace your old Gas Struts for new, heavy-duty Gas Struts from Hy-Capacity.
When installing new lights. It is commonly considered a good idea to replace your Gas Struts whenever you update your Headlights or Cab Front lights. This is due to how heavy new, higher-quality lights are compared to old lights that weren’t as heavy duty. Your newly installed gas struts will have the strength to take on the load of your new LEDs.