4 Things to Consider When Shopping For New Hydraulic Hoses
Suppliers and manufactures provide hundreds of different kinds of hydraulic hoses. They also offer thousands of different fittings and couplings to go with the hoses. This can make replacing the hydraulic hose assembly stressful for anyone. How do you know which hoses and other assembly pieces are right for your needs? The Hose Shop has an extensive inventory of hydraulic hoses that allows us to make up any assembly possible.
When you are purchasing a new hydraulic hose, you need to make sure everything is checked off:
The Hose Size
The hose size specifically refers to the diameter. If you are using the correct size, it will limit the amount of pressure you lose. This prevents the hose from being damaged when heat is generated or there is an excessive amount of turbulence.
You can find the size information by looking at the print on the lay-line of your original hose. If the printing has been painted over or is worn out, you could cut the original hose to figure out what size it is. Just check the manufacturer’s recommendation for the hose assembly to make sure the original hose is the proper size. If you are having trouble finding the size of your hose, you can call one of our hydraulic hose experts at The Hose Shop and they will help you.
You need to be aware of the minimum and maximum temperature the system you are connecting the hydraulic hoses to can reach. This is important to prevent the hose from being damaged by excessively cold or hot temperatures.
There are so many different kinds of hydraulic fluids you could be passing through your hose. It is important to select a hydraulic hose that is compatible with whatever fluids your system is using. After all, the viscosity level of the fluid will impact the lifespan and the performance of the entire assembly.
The general rule of thumb when working with hydraulic hoses is to have the least amount of connections as possible. Utilize the manufacturer’s information to confirm the right fittings for your assembly.
It is vital to take your time and choose the right hoses and fittings for your assembly. Utilizing the wrong parts could make the entire assembly a safety risk.