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Signs That Your Hydraulic Hose Needs Replacing
Monday, June 25, 2018

As we’ve covered before, there is no simple way to determine how long your hydraulic hose is going to last – there are just too many variables that could influence its lifespan. The general rule is that hoses and fittings should be replaced every 1-2 years but that is highly dependent on the quality of the products and under what conditions they are being used. The shelf life of a rubber hose is around ten years (check the manufacturing date on the lay-line) but even that is negotiable when you take into account how the hose has been stored and what kind of environment it has been exposed to. ..

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Buying Cheap Pressure Hoses Will Cost You
Monday, June 18, 2018

Recently, our markets have become flooded with imports, competing with the top manufacturers by offering cheaper parts and lower cost assemblies. When the costs of pressure hoses vary so dramatically, buyers and maintenance managers can get confused, opting for the cheapest option as a way to save costs or choosing the middle ground, in the hopes that the quality will be better. Unfortunately, while the outlay of costs may be small to begin with, choosing a standard product over a premium product will ultimately cost your business substantially more in the long run.  ..

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Route Your Hydraulic Hoses Correctly
Monday, June 11, 2018

One of the major causes of premature hydraulic hose failure is improper installation and routing of the hose assembly. When installing a hydraulic hose, routing the assembly is more than just connecting the pieces together and tightening the connections. While common sense is a factor, there are a few routing rules you should follow. Following these pointers will ensure that the service life of your assembly lasts as long as it possibly can, without any dangerous failures. ..

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