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Gates Mining Solutions - Getting the best service life

Supplier: Gates Australia
10 September, 2008

How long will a hydraulic hose assembly last? It depends on how it’s used. This article and other Gates literature show the recommended limits for our assemblies (and also the hoses and couplings used to make assemblies). These limits include installation, maintenance and conditions of use.

Such limits MUST be followed or the assembly can fail resulting in personal injury or property damage. If you do not have this important information, you can get it at no cost from your local Gates distributor or Gates field representative.


Hose assemblies in use should be inspected regularly for leaks, kinks, cover blisters, gouges, abrasion and other damage. Damaged or worn assemblies must be replaced immediately. You can increase assembly life if you attend to the topics:


Hose Assembly Installation

Working Pressure  

Minimum Burst Pressure 

Temperature Range   

Fluid Compatibility 

Minimum Bend Radius

Hose Applications


For further information on the above topics, and all you need to know on mining equipment solutions contact Gates Customer Service and ask for, Gates Mining Products Catalogue