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Old 09 September 2016, 15:30   #1
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Help finding replacement Ultraflex hoses

Evening all. I need some advice.

My Ultraflex hydraulic steering is causing a bit of a problem at the moment.

One of the (brass?) hose connections seems to have worn at the junction with the connection onto the ram.
It is therefore looser than it should be (liable to pop off at the worst possible moment in my pessimistic brain) and I'm told is beyond repair or nipping up.
Where some fittings use an olive this one has an olive like bump manufactured into it.

I am going to replace both hydraulic lines (I assume the other line is past its best too).
I'm happy/expecting to buy them from UK as the number of local suppliers is all but non-existent.
Can anyone recommend a supplier?
Its 11 years old so probably not a currently stocked item.
Any advice on how to find a part number welcome too?

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Drop me a PM I have a spare set of hoses that can made to length.
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Thanks guys,

Good info, will be calling around tomorrow.

Chris, I may have discovered the Irish agent so will start with them first thing tomorrow. May be back to you in a few days, thanks
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Aren't they fairly standard hydraulic hose connectors? As far as I know, not too many marine companies design their own hose connectors; they choose them from industry.

I'd carry a good pic of what you need and start asking around at hydraulic machine shops (think heavy equipment, that sort of thing.)

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Thanks jky,

You are indeed correct and that's the solution I'm going with.
Cheaper too or at least I've been quoted prices lower than OEM parts, if I could source exact ones.
There's an industrial hydraulic hose place nearby so hope to get in there with the offending pieces on Monday.

Will post my success (or lack thereof after I go there)
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If they're making the hoses up, try and get stainless ends swaged on if they have them. The plated ends they use on diggers etc will be rusting in 12 months...

It does generally work out more expensive using the high pressure hose with stainless ends than the low pressure marine steering stuff but if you can't access the second option then as you've discovered local hydraulics firm can help !
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