Home > Reference Center > FAQ > What is a hydraulic hose?

What is a hydraulic hose?

A hydraulic hose is a flexible, reinforced tube that carries hydraulic fluid to transmit power in hydraulic machinery. It is typically made of synthetic rubber, thermoplastic or Teflon material and reinforced with one or more layers of braided or spiral wire, textile yarn, or synthetic fibers to withstand high pressure, abrasion, and temperature. Hydraulic hoses are used in various applications such as construction, agriculture, mining, and manufacturing, where high pressure fluid is required to move heavy loads or operate machinery. They are typically connected to hydraulic pumps, valves, cylinders, and other components in a hydraulic system. Proper maintenance and inspection of hydraulic hoses are crucial to prevent failure, leaks, and downtime.