Hydraulic Hose Safety Inspection Recommendations

Hydraulic hoses move liquids under very high amounts of pressure. There is an exorbitant amount of energy released, should a hose leak or a fitting come apart. Many people who work with heavy machinery and are around hydraulic hoses each day often become less sensitive to the danger at hand.  It's important to always keep safety first. Here are a few safety recommendations from our team at The Hose Company.   It starts with proper inspection of your hydraulic hose a ... Read more

When to Replace your Hydraulic Hose

Hydraulic hoses are the lifelines of almost all construction equipment. When a hydraulic hose breaks, it can derail production schedules instantly costing you time and money.  While planned maintenance is a part of any quality operation, Should a failure occur that is unexpected or shuts down production completely, these expenses are often much higher cost than planned maintenance. Like auto tires, all hydraulic hoses have a shelf life.   Depending on the type of hose, after 4 ... Read more

What is a Full Hydraulic Hose Assembly

Our technical team at The Hose Company gets asked a lot of questions by our customers in regards to all parts of the hose assembly during purchase new hoses or replacement of old parts.  The hose assembly is first decided by the length and then also the fittings based on the application.    There are 3 Major Elements of Hydraulic Hose Assembly Tube: The tube is the interior portion of the hose. Its job is is to get the media from one end of the hose to the other ... Read more

5 minute inspection or 2 hours of down time?

Time and time again customers ask us how long hydraulic hose assemblies can be expected to last in the field.  The short answer: Not as long as you want them to the long answer: Much longer if you take a few minutes to look for wear and tear clues. The Hose Company would like to offer 4 tips to help you extend the life of  hose assemblies on hydraulic equipment. #1. Set up a preventive schedule - and follow it regularly For most applications, a simple visual inspect ... Read more

"Let's Talk", or let me count the ways to communicate

      With so many ways of communicating in today's world we sometimes forget the simplest and easiest is to pick up the phone and call us. We here at THE HOSE COMPANY want you to know you can always call us for pricing, product insight, order status, inventory checks.  Whether you are ten minutes or ten thousand miles away, we are happy to answer your questions. Call 800-698-5754 and ask for  Sales x1808  Customer Serv ... Read more

Tips for Handling Hydraulic Leaks

9 Tips  According to government reports, hydraulic fluid leaks account for almost 14% of the more than 700 million gallons of petroleum products entering the environment each year. If you are serious about your hydraulic equipment running well, and being environmentally safe, consider these nine Hydraulic DO's to handle leaks.   #1 Do resolve a leak issue as soon as it is noticed Even the untrained eye can easily spot an external leak.  Don't ignore it. Even a ... Read more

How did we get BSPP and NPT: Some Hydraulic History

In the nineteenth century, many different types of screw threads were required for hydraulic and pneumatic circuits as well as fastening components. As a result, manufacturers started to devise their own fastening systems. This resulted in compatibility problems.   BSP BORN The English mechanical engineer and inventor, Sir Joseph Whitworth devised a uniform threading system in 1841 to address the incompatibility problem. The Whitworth thread form is based on a 55-degree thread angle wi ... Read more

Why Hydrauli-Flex®

Open Source Hydraulic Hose The Hose Company didn't want to be locked into one name brand hose supplier and felt our customers didn't either.  We did our homework and found a hydraulic hose manufacturer with world-class production systems ready to create a line of hose that measures up to the performance and quality our customers demand. We developed a manufacturing approach that gives us confidence our hose performance is equivalent to the expensive brand names.  Having our own ... Read more

5 tips to pre-empt indigestion while repairing Hydraulic Hoses

    If you have been in the hydraulics business for a while you've heard the acronym S.T.A.M.P.E.D. We thought for the new year we would break it down to an even simpler reminder. If you keep these five tips in mind you will save yourself repeat work and undue stress. PTUMS Pressure- Choose a hose that has suitable working pressure for the machine application.  Read the layline on the hose and duplicate as closely as possible to the hose type and pressure ... Read more

Holiday Schedule January 1-3 2017

We want to thank our loyal customers, both new and old, for their support of The Hose Company this past year.  We look forward to helping you with projects in 2017. Please note we will be closed Monday, January 2, but ready for business on Tuesday. Feel free to place your orders on the website, leave us email, or voice mail and we will reach out to you Tuesday, January 3 when we return.       ... Read more
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