"This heavy-duty NorTrac Welded Cylinder delivers the power of a tie-rod cylinder in a compact, long-lasting design that handles continuous loads of 3000 PSI. This feature-filled cylinder sports a ground and polished hard chrome-plated, cold rolled steel rod and a rugged AISI 1045 steel clevis ends for superior toughness. It offers a Hallite piston and rod seals and a precision honed 1/4in. steel tube cylinder wall that is 33 thicker than common tie-rod cylinders. NorTrac cylinders match industry standard tie-rod cylinder mounting dimensions and can serve as direct replacements for tie-rod cylinders in most applications. These cylinders are also designed to be fully rebuilt and offer seal replacement kits. Combine these world-class features and NorTrac's commitment to superior engineering and manufacturing processes and you have a cylinder that will deliver power and performance for the long term. Max. PSI 3,000, Bore Diameter in. 5, Shaft Diameter in. 2, Stroke Length in. 24, Closed Pin Center in. 36 1/4. NorTrac cylinder fits anywhere a traditional tie-rod cylinder fits Compact design takes up less room Welded design uses higher quality materials Standard 1/2in. NPT port adapts to existing hydraulic system Rod is chrome-plated and highly resistant to wear and corrosion Machined clevis ends feature 1045 steel construction for superior toughness Hallite 755 piston seals are more durable and resistant to dirt and contamination Precision honed steel tube provides greater durability and withstands higher shock loads Threaded gland seal is built to handle extreme pressure"
This NorTrac cylinder has a maximum load rating of 58,875 pounds at 3,000 PSI. The gallons per minute would relate to the speed at which the cylinder reaches the maximum load, the PSI relates to the capacity of the load.
On a hydraulic log splitter application, the cylinder is operated by the hydraulic pump and the pump is driven by an engine. The size of engine you will need will depend on the pump that you plan on using to operate the cylinder. Each hydraulic pump requires a specific horse power engine to be able to operate the pump correctly/effectively.
For example, here are the horse power requirements of the pumps I have listed below...
Item # 1012 requires a 5 horse power engine or larger.
Item # 1056 requires a 8 horse power engine or larger.
Item # 1057 requires a 10 horse power engine or larger.