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New Product – Gates MXT Hose

Gates MXT line, designed using applied materials science and process expertise, delivers lightweight, flexible hydraulic hoses that exceed industry standards

MXT Hydraulic Hose

 

Gates Corporation, a leading global provider of fluid power solutions, introduces the next generation of premium hydraulics hoses with the new Gates MXT. This innovative, patent-pending product line is a lighter weight and more flexible solution that meets or exceeds a wide range of industry standards and addresses both the replacement market and original equipment manufacturer needs. It is designed for applications across industries such as agriculture, mining, construction and other demanding performance end-markets applications.

“We have been focused on enhancing our product development and manufacturing capabilities, and MXT is a great example of how these investments are starting to pay off,” said Ivo Jurek, CEO of Gates Industrial. “This innovative new product further demonstrates our ongoing dedication to push the boundaries of applied materials science and manufacturing processes to deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers.”­­­­­­

“Our customers have been telling us they want lighter, more flexible and easier-to-handle products that address multiple industry standards. They are seeking to enhance the performance of their machines, simplify their engineering processes, improve operational efficiencies and streamline inventory with a simplified selection of replacement products that can be used on virtually any original equipment platform,” said Tom Pitstick, CMO and SVP of Product Line Management for Gates Industrial. “MXT delivers on these needs and adds value to our customers beyond just premium product performance.”

 

Gates MXT Features

  • More flexible with an average of 40 percent decreased force-to-bend (compared to similar Gates products), allowing for faster and more ergonomic installation
  • Up to 30 percent lighter weight for improved fuel efficiency, easier handling and reduced shipping costs
  • Meets or exceeds multiple industry standards, covering approximately 90 percent of the hydraulic wire braid product applications
  • Tested to exceed 600,000 impulse cycles - three times greater than industry standards
  • Designed to work exclusively with Gates MegaCrimp couplings

     

    For your next hydraulic hose service or installation using Gates hydraulic hoses, call 1800 HOSE VAN on 1800 467 382, or visit www.1800HOSEVAN.com.au for more details.


    A Wealth of experience out West

    A wealth of experience out West

    Business owners in the greater Perth area in need of assistance with hydraulic hose repairs and related services, will be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable operator than 1800 HOSE VAN’s John MacAngus.

    As well as being a qualified mechanic, John spent 15 years working on oil and gas rigs where he specialised in high pressure hoses and water jetting along with decommissioning of drilling machinery.

    After growing weary of the extended time away from home that this career entailed, John began looking for opportunities where he could put his impressive skill sets to work, while becoming his own boss.

    “Working in the oil and gas industry I could be away from home anywhere from three to six months of the year – I was looking for a change and also liked the idea of having more control and flexibility in my working life,” he said.

    First John set-up a mechanical workshop where he began building-up a client base servicing and repairing ride-on mowers, tractors and other agricultural equipment, and in June 2016 he added to his range of services by becoming a 1800 HOSE VAN licensed business operator.

    “Given my background and the sorts of customers I was dealing with on the mechanical side of the business, it made perfect sense to become involved with 1800 HOSE VAN,” John said.

    “It was a straight forward process to become part of the 1800 HOSE VAN team, and aside from purchasing the van itself, there weren’t many other expenses in starting up especially for myself who had a lot of tools already.”

    Running his workshop from Bedfordale about 30 minutes’ drive south of Perth, John is servicing a growing array of clients within a two hour radius of this home base.

    “I’m building up my customers and working with clients in agriculture, construction and the mining industries,” John said.

    “A lot of the work is coming through word-of-mouth referrals as well as getting some enquiries via the 1800 HOSE VAN website.”

    Along with customers reaping the benefits of his industry knowledge and many years’ experience working with hydraulics, they also receive extremely high levels of service from John.

    “I pride myself of delivering exceptional service,” he said.

    “I’ve heard stories that some other providers expect the damaged or faulty hose to be removed by the time they arrive. They essentially turn-up, make the new hose and leave it with the customer to do the installation themselves.

    “I do all of the work, I can diagnose, remove the culprit part, make a new one and refit – I’ll even replace seals and cylinders if need be, it’s all part of the service.”

    Having now worked as a 1800 HOSE VAN licenced operator for over 12 months, John said he’s enjoying the role and would recommend it to others looking for a change.

    “I’m enjoying the flexibility the job provides and dealing with a wide cross section of customers,” he said.

    “I also absolutely enjoy being my own boss and if you work hard there are rewards to be had."




    Going Strong in Tassie for Over 25 Years

    Going strong in Tassie for over 25 years

    Hobart-based 1800 HOSE VAN operator, Adrian Perry, is well known in Southern Tasmania, having successfully operated his own mobile hydraulic hose service and repair business for over 25 years.

    Fifteen months ago though, Adrian was dealt a blow when his business partner passed away suddenly, leaving him to wind-up the business and look for other opportunities.

    Having a good existing relationship with 1800 HOSE VAN’s parent company, HS Company, through use of its products in his previous business, the opportunity to join the HOSE VAN team was quickly taken, allowing Adrian to continue doing a job he loved.

    “The transition from running my own business to becoming a 1800 HOSE VAN operator was very straight forward,” Adrian said.

    “I was able to bring my customers across pretty seamlessly simply by setting up new accounts for them with 1800 HOSE VAN, and because I already had my van set-up I was back servicing these customers really quickly.

    “There was minimal disruption to them and no loss of business at my end.” 

    Adrian currently operates a single call-out van but also provides work to a second 1800 HOSE VAN operator in the area. To keep up with strong demand, a third operator will join the Southern Tassie team early in 2018.

    “There’s a lot of work in our region and I can’t bear to knock it back so we’re building up the team here – once our third van is up and running we’ll be in a great position to even better service our fast-growing customer base,” he said.

    According to Adrian, aside from his long-standing industry relationships, another main factor in the strong workflow he is enjoying, comes courtesy of the wide array of different industries that exist in the state.

    “In Tasmania there’s a lot of variety in the type of work we do – it keeps things very interesting and fresh,” he said.

    “We do work in logging, agricultural, construction and in the fishing industries, as well as OEM work for manufacturers including Komatsu and Kubota.

    “On one job you could be dealing with a farmer whose tractor has broken down and on the next you could be chatting with the CEO of Kubota, if you like dealing with people and having customer interaction it’s fantastic.”

    For people considering becoming a 1800 HOSE VAN licensed business operator, Adrian said the opportunities were very good and would recommend the company to anyone wanting to start a new career.

    “1800 HOSE VAN is a really good business to be involved with,” Adrian said.

     

    “You can make a great income by joining 1800 HOSE VAN and it’s not a huge investment to get started – once up and running you can make a really good living.

    “Financial aspects aside, I just love dealing with the broad range of people that I meet and do work for, and of course I really enjoy helping them out and getting their equipment back to work.”

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