How to Identify Hydraulic Hose

Most hydraulic hose manufacturers voluntarily use the SAE standards for hose performance, dimensions, and general specifications.

Single spiral suction hose

  • The hose that supplies oil from the reservoir to the pump
  • Has 1 steel wire wound through to keep the hose from collapsing

Single braid

  • 1000 psi or under (typically)
  • Applications: wet kits on semis and trailers, small utility lifts, and return lines

Double braid

  • 2500-4000 psi (typically)
  • Good longevity
  • Application examples: lawn tractors, skid steers, small agricultural equipment, and Railroad

Four braid

  • 4000 psi (typically)
  • Great longevity
  • Application examples: Construction, Agriculture, and Forestry industries

Six braid

  • 6000 psi (typically)
  • Great longevity
  • Applications: Large construction equipment, Large Ag equipment, Mining, and Forestry industries

Hose Layline

  • The hose layline gives important information including, inside
  • diameter, working pressure, manufacture standards, and part number