MegaTuff® Cover

With Gates MegaTuff® Hose, You Can Kiss Your Spring Guards and Nylon Sleeving Goodbye

Nothing is harder on hydraulic hose than the constant abrasion it takes day after day. Rubbed against metal or other hose, most hydraulic hoses – even ones with spring guards or nylon sleeving – can’t take the punishment. And you shouldn’t have to take the high cost of frequent hose replacements.

MegaTuff hydraulic hoses take the load off your hose and your wallet.

Available in 3/8-inch to 2-inch sizes in spiral-wire construction and 1/4-inch to 1-inch sizes in wire-braid construction, MegaTuff hoses offer a revolutionary, hassle-free solution to the problem of abrasion. Even in the most rugged environments like mining and construction, they outperform any other hose available.

Built "Mega-Tough"

When you look at the industry, it’s hard to tell one hose from another. But take another look. MegaTuff hoses even feel different. Thanks to a special cover construction and compounding that uses highperformance engineered plastics in an innovative manufacturing process, MegaTuff hoses are exceptionally abrasion resistant. And the specially bonded cover stays put. It won’t peel like some competitive hoses do. Even with all this extra protection, MegaTuff hoses are flexible and maintain minimum bend radius performance.

Stands Up to Extended Use

In internationally recognized ISO 6945 performance tests, MegaTuff hoses ran up to one million impulse cycles without failure. That’s more than three hundred times longer than standard rubber-covered hose. Extended hose life means less downtime, lower maintenance and best of all, significant cost savings.

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Eliminates the Need to Protect Hoses

Unlike other hydraulic hose, MegaTuff hoses stand alone, needing neither spring guards nor nylon sleeving – accessories that can hide hose damage until it’s too late. Unloading these extras translates into significant cost savings. And don’t worry about bundling MegaTuff hoses. They’ll still last longer than any other hose.

MegaTuff Hose Saves Money

You can save money by using MegaTuff hydraulic hose instead of standard rubber-covered hose with nylon sleeving. Replace spring guard-covered assemblies and save even more!

Gates Catalog For Hydraulic Hose, Crimpers, Couplings & Equipment

Browse through the full array of Gates hydraulic hose, coupling and equipment offerings. Also learn the recommended limits of Gates hydraulic hose assemblies—and which components work best for maximum service life and minimum maintenance.

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