Stainless Steel Fittings: Manufactured Hose Assemblies


Hydraulic hose assemblies manufactured with stainless steel fittings can save you hours of downtime on your job. They can save you money, too.


Hydraulic hoses must be assembled with the proper tools. Crimpers are pre-set to crimp fittings onto hydraulic hoses to a specific pressure. Any pressure variance from that which is recommended can result in failure of the fitting. It can also damage the hydraulic hose, causing it to leak or rip.

Many business owners purchase their own crimping tool that measures the pressure necessary to secure the fitting. In some cases, though, the fittings and hoses may require off-site assembly. Hydraulics Direct provides custom made hydraulic assemblies.


Stainless steel is a much-preferred material for hydraulic hose fittings. This material is strong and durable, able to withstand some of the extreme conditions found on work sites.

The temperature has little effect on stainless steel, which has little expansion or contraction in extreme variations. Environmental temperatures, as well as the heat from machinery and hydraulic fluids, can cause less durable fittings to weaken over time.

Some hydraulic fluids, as well as electrical currents and static buildup, can contribute to corrosion on fittings that are not stainless steel.

Pressure can also cause the failure of weaker metals. That’s why so many SAE fittings are made of stainless steel – they can withstand the pressures generated by pumps and generators.

In most cases, the hoses themselves will fail before a stainless steel fitting fails.

These fittings are also reusable in most cases.

If you need a custom hose assembly please contact us at or give us a call at (866) 620-7320 and we can help you out!