When technicians are creating a machine, one of the last things they think about is the hydraulic hose, after all, the tubing is flexible and can connect in almost any configuration. The problem with that mode of thinking is that most often when a machine fails, it can be blamed on a problem with the hoses. Here are four problems hydraulic hoses often encounter.
Hydraulic hoses were originally designed for industrial applications, so when they are moved into a mobile situation, they can experience some unexpected circumstances. To protect hoses from outside damages, coils can be added to the tubing to prevent flying debris from ripping through it.
When a hose moves against an object hundreds, if not thousands of times, it can be expected that abrasion may occur in the outer cover of the sheathing of the tube. Once the metal is exposed, shock damage or metal …