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Stainless Steel Cylinder Maximum Loads

Maximum Loads (lbs.) to Prevent Rod Buckling

Bore
Size
Rod
Size
Rod Length*
1" 5" 10" 15" 20" 25" 30" 35" 40"

5/16"

1/8" 110 12 3 1.3

1/2"

9/16"

5/8"

3/16" 262 59 15 6.6 3.7

3/4"

7/8"

1/4" 478 190 47 21 12 7.5

1-1/16"

5/16" 756 451 116 52 29 19 13

1-1/4"

3/8" 1,091 786 240 106 60 38 27 20

1-1/2"

7/16" 1,490 1,184 444 197 111 71 49 36 28

1-3/4"

1/2" 1,950 1,645 757 336 189 120 84 62 47

2"

2-1/2"

5/8" 3,055 2,750 1,795 821 462 295 205 150 115

3"

3/4" 4,405 4,100 3,140 1,700 950 613 425 312 240

*For most stainless steel cylinders, rod length is the same as stroke length.
Exceptions and adders are noted in the specifications for each cylinder.