A Guide to Choosing the Right Hydraulic Hose for Your Business Needs

By Completely Blogger | January 13, 2023

From Spiral Wire Hoses to Thermoplastic Hoses: Understanding the Different Types and Applications

When it comes to keeping your machinery and equipment moving and running smoothly, efficiently and without issue, choosing the right hydraulic hose is very important.

The main role of a hydraulic hose is to transport vital fluids and lubricants throughout your equipment, and a faulty or poorly-suited hose can be the cause of costly downtime and machine damage.

At Completely Hydraulic, as a reputable hydraulic trade depot and the UK distributor for Alfagomma, we understand the importance of selecting the right hose for the job.

In this guide, we will provide an overview of the most common types of hydraulic hoses and their applications, helping you make an informed decision when you need them. We have so many on offer and even do an Original Equipment Manufacture also known as an OEM Service which allows us to provide bulk items with hoses and other parts very quickly.




First, let’s explain what a hydraulic hose is.

A hydraulic hose is a flexible tube made of reinforced synthetic rubber or thermoplastic, designed to carry fluid under pressure.

These hoses are typically connected to various components, such as pumps, valves, and cylinders, known a s rams, to transmit fluid power throughout various machinery and equipment.

Now, let’s take a look at the most common types of hydraulic hoses:

  1. Spiral Wire Hoses: These hoses are designed for high-pressure applications and feature a spiral reinforcement of wire. They are suitable for use in heavy-duty equipment such as construction machinery, mining equipment, and industrial machinery.

  2. Textile Braid Hoses: These have a textile braid reinforcement and are typically used in medium-pressure applications. They are suitable for use in general machinery such as forklifts, cranes, and other mobile equipment.

  3. Thermoplastic Hoses: These hoses are made of a thermoplastic material, making them lightweight and flexible. They are suitable for use in medium to high-pressure applications and are typically used on types of hydraulic machinery like fork-lifts and mobile equipment.

  4. Compact Hoses: These hoses are designed to have a smaller bending radius and are perfect for use in tight spaces. They are suitable for use in mobile equipment, small machinery, and hydraulic tools.

  5. Jack Hoses: These hoses are specifically designed for use in jackhammers and other pneumatic tools. They are suitable for use in construction, mining, and industrial applications.




When choosing a hydraulic hose, it is important to think about what your equipment is doing and the working environment its in.

Things such as temperature, pressure, and chemical resistance should all be taken into account.

At Completely Hydraulic, we can help you find the right hose for the job, whether you need a spiral wire hose for a construction project or a thermoplastic hose for a small piece of machinery.

In addition to the types of hoses mentioned above, we also offer a wide range of speciality hoses for specific applications such as high-temperature, marine and subsea and many others.

It is also important to consider the quality of the hose you are buying too.

At Completely Hydraulic, we are proud to be the UK distributor for Alfagomma, a leading manufacturer of high-quality hydraulic hoses.

Their hoses are manufactured to the highest standards, ensuring durability and reliability in even the most demanding of environments.


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Choosing the right hydraulic hose is crucial for the smooth operation and to keep your machinery and equipment moving. By understanding the different types of hoses and their specific applications, you can make an informed decision when purchasing from a reputable hydraulic trade depot, where you can walk-in, in London, Essex, Kent & Heathrow such as Completely Hydraulic.

Its always good to be in contact with a company that has a wide range of hoses and expert knowledge, to help you find the perfect hose for your business.

When in doubt, do not hesitate to contact us, and our team of experts will be more than happy to assist you in finding the right hose for your specific needs.

We understand the importance of keeping your machinery moving, hence our motto “Keeping Macinery Moving“, and we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality hoses and the service to match.

Don’t forget we also offer a variety of other hydraulic products, such as fittings, adapters, and accessories.

We have all the necessary components to ensure a complete, leak-free and long-lasting installation.


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It is also worth mentioning that, with the high-pressure and high-temperature environments that some hoses are subjected to, regular maintenance and inspection is a given and should be in place.

We offer hose maintenance and replacement services to ensure that your hoses are always in top working condition and that their lifespan is maximised.

Finally, when it comes to hydraulic hoses, it is mission critical to choose the right type of hose for your specific needs or application, and you must ensure that they are of high quality and to maintain them properly.

As a reputable hydraulic trade specialist and UK distributor for Alfagomma we are here to help you with all your hydraulic needs.

Whether you need a new hose for a construction project, or you need a replacement hose for your machinery, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you make the best decision.




Why Choose Us?

We work with clients and companies big and small across a wide range of sectors from construction and static plant to service, maintenance and emergency callouts. We really do specialise in keeping hydraulic machinery moving.

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