The steering ram, sometimes known as the steering cylinder, is the most critical component in a hydraulic steering system. It is important to select an appropriate steering ram for your application to ensure correct and precise operation. The ram must be the right length, as a ram that is too big will give low feedback at the steering wheel. If the ram is too small the steering will be too stiff and will not work properly, it could even lead to leaks. You should also ensure the ram can handle the torque and gives an appropriate number of steering wheel turns between port and starboard.