How to Crimp the Ends on a Hydraulic Hose

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Hydraulic hoses are necessary for any task involving air compression, but they aren't always the right length. Different jobs require different lengths of hose, so knowing how to crimp the ends of a hydraulic hose can allow you to make custom hoses and, if you need to make custom hoses frequently, save you money in the long run.

Things You'll Need

  • Safety glasses
  • Work gloves
  • Hydraulic hose
  • 2 hydraulic hose fittings
  • Hose-crimping machine
  • Hose lubricant
  • Put on safety glasses and work gloves.

  • Lubricate the inside of a hydraulic hose fitting with hose lubricant.

  • Insert one end of a length of hydraulic hose into the hydraulic hose fitting. Make sure it is securely in place.

  • Set the micrometer on the hose-crimping machine according to manufacturer specifications for the kind of hose and fitting you are using. Find these specifications in the hose-crimping machine's manual.

  • Place the fitting end of the hose into the crimping machine and line up the fittings mark on the machine with the top of the hose.

  • Insert the compression ring into the crimping machine.

  • Activate the hose-crimping machine. The crimping machine's press will exert pressure on the compression ring, causing the compression mechanism to press against the hydraulic hose fitting and crimp it in place.

  • Repeat this process with the remaining end of the hydraulic hose.

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