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cylinder piston finish

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Why does JD use a chrome coating on their backhoe cylinders, whereas the FEL cylinders have the black nitride finish?
From what I've read, seems like the non-chrome finishes are generally considered to be superior.
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its my understanding "nitriding" is a treatment to exisiting materials so it doesnt change its dimmensions is a coating......i am a shooter and nitriding barrels are considered more accurate due to not adding material to the is what you will see in military rifles that can go full auto and take more abuse but are less accurate ..........i think both are good protectants ........and nitriding is a cheaper process clue which would be better on a cylinder rod
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