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Continental Hydraulic Hoses Revamped Thermoplastic Hose Portfolio

Continental is recognized worldwide as a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of technically advanced hose, air springs, shock absorbing mounts and specialty belts for the agriculture industry. Continental continues to create new developments for the field by incorporating advanced technology into our products by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. This ensures their products will always meet or exceed the highest specifications, the strictest environmental mandates and perform in the most extreme conditions. Following the crop cycle, Continental has hoses to meet your everyday needs.

Continental Thermoplastic hoses are lightweight, flexible, non-conductive and come in twin-line versions where needed. Plus, every hose comes standard with our new X-Life™ thermoplastic cover technology for enhanced abrasion resistance.

Why You Should Use Continental Thermoplastic Hoses

  • Polyurethane or polyester based elastomers are highly resistant to abrasion
  • Twin-line constructions available
  • Non-conductivity options
  • Thermoplastic hoses are flexible and lightweight: 30-50% lighter than conventional rubber hose
  • Select products can withstand highly aggressive chemicals
  • Reduced bend radii ensures easier routing in restricted or small areas

 

Product Applications

General Usage

  • Machine tools requiring high protection hydraulic lines
  • Construction and ag equipment requiring hydraulic lines for general usage
  • Ag equipment including ag trailers needing slim hydraulic lines

Lifting Equipment

  • Scissor lifts benefit from our hoses’ lightweight, bonded construction
  • Hoses designed for cherry pickers & equipment with aerial mounted devices

Mobile Equipment

  • High-performance hoses for use on truck tail lifts and lift gates
  • Forklift hoses that optimize performance in mast applications
  • Loading crane hoses for general hydraulic applications

Connections Made Easy

Continental’s CrimpIQ™ Controller is powered by Conti Fluid Solutions technology, which provides direct access to all crimping features and information. It supports a user-friendly interface to guide new and advanced users through the crimping process quickly and easily.

  • 10″ high-resolution touchscreen monitor
  • Automatic crimp spec updates
  • “Simple crimp” step approach
  • Individual user preference settings
  • Integrated calipers, either Bluetooth or USB, to automatically send crimp measurements
  • Cloud backup
  • Dynamic machine maintenance tracking

 

X-Life™ XR7

Introducing the newly engineered X-Life™ Series! XR7 is a medium-pressure, thermoplastic hydraulic hose. Known for its flexibility and high abrasion resistance, this hose is compatible with petroleum, water, and synthetic-based fluids. Applications include mobile equipment, lube lines, blowout preventers, hydraulic lifts and construction machinery.

X-Life™ XR7 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of:
    EN 857 R7
    SAE 100R7
    ISO3949-R7
  • Tube Material
    Polyester
  • Reinforcement
    1 or 2 layers, braided synthetic fibers
  • Cover Material
    Polyurethane, pin-pricked (perforated) X-Life™ thermoplastic cover
  • Temperature Range
    -40°F to 212°F (-40°C to 100°C)

 

X-Life™ XTR7

XTR7 is a medium-pressure, twin-line thermoplastic hydraulic hose. Known for its flexibility and high abrasion resistance, this hose is compatible with petroleum, water and synthetic-based fluids. Applications include mobile equipment, lube lines, blowout preventers, hydraulic lifts and construction machinery.

X-Life™ XTR7 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of:
    EN 857 R7
    SAE 100R7
    ISO3949-R7
  • Tube Material
    Polyester
  • Reinforcement
    1 or 2 layers, braided synthetic fibers
  • Cover Material
    Polyurethane, pin-pricked (perforated) X-Life™ thermoplastic cover
  • Temperature Range
    -40°F to 212°F (-40°C to 100°C)

 

X-Life™ XNR7

The XNR7 is a medium-pressure, thermoplastic hydraulic hose. Known for its non-conductive properties and high abrasion resistance, this hose is compatible with petroleum, water, and synthetic-based fluids. Applications include mobile equipment, lube lines, blowout preventers, hydraulic lifts and construction machinery requiring SAE 100R7 non-conductivity standards.

X-Life™ XNR7 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of:
    EN 857 R7
    SAE 100R7
    ISO3949-R7
  • Tube Material
    Polyester
  • Reinforcement
    1 or 2 layers, braided synthetic fibers
  • Cover Material
    Polyurethane, non pin-pricked (perforated) X-Life™ thermoplastic cover
  • Temperature Range
    -40°F to 212°F (-40°C to 100°C)

 

X-Life™ XBR7

XBR7 is a medium-pressure, twin-line thermoplastic hydraulic hose. Known for its flexibility and high abrasion resistance, this hose is compatible with petroleum, water and synthetic-based fluids. Applications include mobile equipment, lube lines, blowout preventers, hydraulic lifts and construction machinery.

X-Life™ XBR7 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of:
    EN 857 R7
    SAE 100R7
    ISO3949-R7
  • Tube Material
    Polyester
  • Reinforcement
    1 or 2 layers, braided synthetic fibers
  • Cover Material
    Polyurethane, non pin-pricked X-Life™ thermoplastic cover
  • Temperature Range
    -40°F to 212°F (-40°C to 100°C)

 

X-Life™ XR8

XR8 is a high-pressure, thermoplastic, hydraulic hose. Applications include petroleum, water and synthetic-based fluids for mobile equipment, lube lines, blowout preventers, hydraulic lifts and construction machinery.

X-Life™ XR8 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of:
    EN 855 R8
    SAE 100R8
    ISO3949-R8
  • Tube Material
    Polyester
  • Reinforcement
    1 or 2 layers, braided aramid fibers
  • Cover Material
    Polyurethane, pin-pricked X-Life™ thermoplastic cover
  • Temperature Range
    -40°F to 212°F (-40°C to 100°C)

 

X-Life™ XTR8

XTR8 is a high-pressure, twin-line thermoplastic hydraulic hose. It is compatible with petroleum, water and synthetic-based fluids for mobile equipment, lube lines, blowout preventers, hydraulic lifts and construction machinery.

X-Life™ XTR8 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of:
    EN 855 R8
    SAE 100R8
    ISO3949-R8
  • Tube Material
    Polyester
  • Reinforcement
    1 or 2 layers, braided aramid fibers
  • Cover Material
    Polyurethane, pin-pricked X-Life™ thermoplastic cover
  • Temperature Range
    -40°F to 212°F (-40°C to 100°C)

 

X-Life™ XNR8

XNR8 is a high-pressure, thermoplastic hydraulic hose. It is compatible with petroleum, water, and synthetic-based fluids for mobile equipment, lube lines, blowout preventers, hydraulic lifts and construction machinery requiring SAE 100R8 non-conductivity standards.

X-Life™ XNR8 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of:
    EN 855 R8
    SAE 100R8
    ISO3949-R8
  • Tube Material
    Polyester
  • Reinforcement
    1 or 2 layers, braided aramid fibers
  • Cover Material
    Polyurethane, non pin-pricked X-Life™ thermoplastic cover
  • Temperature Range
    -40°F to 212°F (-40°C to 100°C)

 

X-Life™ XR18

XR18 is a highly flexible, thermoplastic hydraulic hose even in cold temperatures. It has a compact size with a small OD and a lightweight, yet rugged, construction. Applications for this hose include forklifts, construction equipment, general hydraulic applications, chemical and gas transfer, agricultural equipment, material handling, freezer applications, machine tools and robotics, lubrication equipment and portable hydraulic tools.

X-Life™ XR18 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of:
    SAE 100R18
    ISO3949-R18
  • Tube Material
    Polyester
  • Reinforcement
    Braided synthetic fibers Cover Material Polyurethane, non pin-pricked X-Life™ thermoplastic cover
  • Temperature Range
    -40°F to 212°F (-40°C to 100°C)

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