Top 100: Two-Wire Hybrid Hose Trumps Four-Wire

September 28, 2010

HTB Eliminator Hybrid Hose Parker Hannifin's HTB Eliminator Hybrid Hose combines a synthetic rubber cover (MSHA approved) with the clean polyester tube formerly found only in pure thermoplastic hoses. Parker says it delivers four-spiral hose SAE 100R9/100R12 performance with two-wire construction, and it is more flexible and lighter than typical four-wire reinforced rubber hoses. It comes rated for 3,000 to 7,000 psi in sizes from ¼ to 1 inch, and is available in long continuous lengths. The manufacturer says it is priced at least 15 percent lower than comparable reinforced rubber hose.