Our Vision is to be North America’s Leader in Hydraulic Cylinder Solutions

About Us

Fisher Hydraulics is in a small community in northwest Iowa in a 102,000-square-foot complex. With a dedicated staff leading them, our greatest asset is our people. For our customers, we will manufacture a single cylinder or a truckload of cylinders to your exact specifications.

In 1967 J & L Manufacturing was founded in Laurens, Iowa as a sub-contract machine shop. In 1988 the company's name was changed to Fisher Hydraulics, Inc. Since its inception, the company has focused on the production of hydraulic cylinders and components, becoming a leading manufacturer of such products for industries including log splitters, industrial and construction machinery, and farm and truck equipment manufacturing. In 2000 Ligon Industries, LLC of Birmingham, AL acquired Fisher Hydraulics.

Proud member of the Ligon Hydraulics family of companies

Innovative hydraulic cylinder solutions

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Our Mission

We are committed to partnering with customers so we can deliver the best hydraulic cylinder solutions by continually investing in our people, the communities where we operate, and the latest technologies.

Our Values

Our core values are the foundation on which our company is built. Those values are Responsiveness, Integrity, Caring, Reliability, and Innovativeness.

Our Passion & Power

At Ligon Hydraulics, a half-dozen factors set us apart from other hydraulic cylinder manufacturers. They include a desire to out-perform competitors; manufacturing quality cylinders entirely in the U.S.; and solid commitments to Continuous Improvement, Developing People, and Customer Service.

Bringing It All Together

Ligon is an industry leader in the engineering and manufacturing of hydraulic cylinder solutions. Our passion is to collaborate with customers to develop the most innovative and reliable products and systems. We continually focus on achieving excellence in our level of technical expertise and quality of operations.

Our Goals


Invest in people, and their careers, with the goal of increasing retention and work/life balance to industry-leading levels by 2024.


Partner with strategic customers to become their top-performing and most sustainable supplier by 2024.


Deliver consistent top-line and bottom-line growth by continually investing in people, customers, communities, and technologies.


Become a recognized community leader by 2024 by contributing time and money to projects with local schools, charities, and special events.

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