Hydraulic hose identification: Which goes where?

Ever stand at the back of the tractor, trying to figure out which black hose goes into which innocuous spool? Well then, this is the article for you. We look at four different ways to help match the right pipe to the right spool

by Alexander Bertling

16 Oct 2020

Which hydraulic hose goes into which coupler. Rather than take the ‘suck it and see’ approach that could see two different functions operated by the same spool, or a hydraulic pump blowing seals because it was operated in reverse, it can pay to invest in some proper hose markings. Here we present a few possibilities.