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New “Ice Champion” Hose

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced a new line of Aeroquip® spiral wire hose specially engineered for low-temperature, high-pressure hydraulic applications. Aeroquip GH810 “Ice Champion” hose is suitable for customer use in temperatures as low as -67∞ F. (-55∞ C.) at operating pressures up to 6,090 psi (420 bar), meeting the needs of customers operating in Alaska, Canada, and other Arctic and Sub-Arctic climates around the world.

Ice Champion hose is available in -12 through -24 sizes and uses Aeroquip Global Spiral TTC crimp fittings that require no skiving.

“We developed Ice Champion hose to meet the tough application requirements of construction equipment, oil and gas rigs, forestry and agricultural equipment, and other machinery operating in brutal Arctic conditions,” explained Todd Pinkelman, Eaton senior product manager. “In addition to its low temperature capabilities, GH810 hose is also very rugged and abrasion resistant.”

Aeroquip GH810 Ice Champion hose meets DIN EN specifications, has a 4:1 safety ratio, and has been qualified to withstand 400,000 impulse cycles. It has a higher pressure rating than competitive SAE 100R12 hose products, and is fully qualified with existing Aeroquip crimp machines.

Eaton’s Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company’s Industrial Sector. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

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