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Customer Testimonials

Our Company

Top Hydraulics, Inc. was born out of a love for convertibles. We started out with rebuilding convertible top  cylinders for the Mercedes R129 SL-Class and have shipped over 200,000 cylinders for this model alone to date. Today, Top Hydraulics remanufactures all hydraulic cylinders for the soft tops and vario roofs on Mercedes convertibles, as well as over 30 other brands, including Audi, BMW, Bentley, Cadillac, Chrysler, Ferrari, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Nissan, Opel, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Volvo, and Volkswagen Cabriolets.

Top Hydraulics also upgrades your hydraulic valves, lines, and pumps.

We make your cylinders better than new inside with seals superior to those used by the OEM! We are convinced that we are using the best seals of any that are available to you. We want this to be the last time you have to worry about your cylinders leaking, and we strive to support you to the best of our ability during the removal and replacement process.

We gladly offer a warranty of at least 3 years on our rebuilt cylinders. This warranty is valid regardless of which hydraulic fluid you are using in your system (with the exception of brake fluid or aggressive stop-leak additives), although we recommend using only the manufacturer approved liquids and not using any additives.

Innovative Products

Top Hydraulics has developed new Direct Coupler® cylinder-to-hose connectors that allow you to cut the hoses near the hydraulic line fittings upon removal of the original cylinder from the car, then re-attach the hoses directly to the cylinder once it is equipped with Top Hydraulics'  Direct Coupler® cylinder-to-hose connectors. This way, you do not have to re-route the hoses all the way back to the pump, which saves a lot of labor.  Top Hydraulics is currently supplying Direct Coupler® cylinder-to-hose connectors to select high volume customers, attached to Mercedes R170, R171 and R230 front lock cylinders, as well as to Ferrari 360 and Ferrari 430 Top Frame Main Seal Cylinders. Please call 541-902-3214 to order.

Direct Coupler connector
Direct Coupler® is Registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Reg. No. 6,311,078

Our Team

We are a family owned business located in Florence, Oregon, USA. Our team is our greatest asset with each team member carefully selected and integrated. 

President and founder:  Klaus Witte

Mr. Witte, a native of Germany, is a scientist, engineer, and automotive enthusiast. He was engaged as a Staff Physicist at Stanford University and has subsequently held various senior management positions in Silicon Valley high tech firms. He enjoys introducing high tech materials, innovative processes and quality control into Top Hydraulics’ line of business, so that end users and shops are able to directly purchase affordable products of the highest possible quality. 

Our Goal

Your vehicles have been equipped with very good hydraulic systems. We make the weakest links in these systems better than they were when your vehicle was produced - we usually make our rebuilds better than new. That's why we call our rebuild upgrades. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible service at a very affordable price, where you won't have to worry about the upgraded parts failing as quickly as they did the first time.