Gates release industry first multi-purpose hose

Gates Australia release a hose that works equally well for fuel transfer, hydraulic return and suction as well as coolant applications – the Multi Master SD MegaFlex hose is available in sizes from 19 to 152mm (0.75 to 6 inch)

Gates’ Multi Master SD MegaFlex multi-purpose hose line meets a broad range of industrial hose requirements.

Gates Australia is part of the Gates Corporation, a global, diversified industrial manufacturer of power transmission and fluid power solutions.

With the introduction of this multi-purpose hose line it will combine three distinct applications:  fuel transfer, hydraulic return and suction lines, and 20R5 coolant applications.

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

The Multi Master SD MegaFlex hose provides buyers 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. The hose can be used from -40 to +250°F (- 40° to +121°C) in both suction and discharge applications.

Tom Pitstick, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, explains, “Several customers challenged us with applications that had extremely tight routings and kink-free requirements. 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 Multi Master SD MegaFlex hose is offered in 19 to 152mm (0.75 to 6 inch) sizes with a corrugated black cover and has been validated with both crimp and clamp couplings options. Crimp specs are available in eCrimp.

The Multi Master SD MegaFlex range is now available in Australia and New Zealand, for more detailed information about the range, visit or email