Gates launches industry-first multi-purpose hose

Wednesday September 27, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, Gates Corp., Tom Pitstick

DENVER -- Gates Corporation, a global, diversified industrial manufacturer of power transmission and fluid power solutions, today announced the introduction of a new multi-purpose hose line that serves the needs of three distinct markets: fuel transfer, hydraulic return and suction lines, and 20R5 coolant applications.gates-corp.-logo 

The Multi Master™ SD MegaFlex® line is the first-of-its-kind to simultaneously meet SAE 100R4, SAE J30R5, and SAE J20R5 requirements, the company said, with a 1:1 bend radius, an ARPM Class A tube and is also MSHA compliant. 

Gates said the Multi Master SD MegaFlex hose provides customers with a solution to a broad range of demanding applications. 

The nitrile tube has excellent oil and fuel resistance, and is compatible with air, water, and coolant. Its corrugated chloroprene cover and steel helix reinforcement give it superior 1:1 flexibility and make it effectively kink free. 

Gates said the hose can be used from -40°F to +250°F (- 40°C to +121°C) in both suction and discharge applications.

"Several customers challenged us with applications that had extremely tight routings and kink-free requirements,” said Tom Pitstick, Gates’ SVP and chief marketing officer.

“Our solution, Multi Master SD MegaFlex, exceeded their expectations. Not only does the Multi Master perform well without kinking, it also solves ergonomic issues during installation with its superior flexibility."

The hose is offered in ¾" – 6" sizes with a corrugated black cover and has been validated with both crimp and clamp couplings options. Crimp specs are available in eCrimp. 

For more detailed information about the Multi Master SD MegaFlex line, visit or contact [email protected]