What is the 'top' end of a hydraulic ram?

Is it the end where the rod comes out, or is it the fixed end? I'm asmebling a splitter now and not sure what it means, when attaching the lines.
Thanks
Dean
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snipped-for-privacy@mucks.net wrote:

Yes, you want the rod end toward the ram. It gives more 'push' as the other way the area of the rod is subtracted from the area of the 'push' plate inside the cylinder. It isn't that much but every little bit helps when doing knots.
Harry K
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