Cleveland, OH - Parker Hannifin is adding two new hose sizes typically used in heavy-duty equipment, -24 and -32, as well as adding new fitting end configurations for many applications. The -24 and -32 Compact Spiral hoses are available in 5,000 psi (787TC) and 6,000 psi (797TC). Both weigh less than standard SAE spiral hose, have smaller O.D.s (outside diameters) and smaller bending radii. For larger hose sizes, weight reduction and improved flexibility are particularly significant advantages. Standard -24 and -32 spiral hoses are nearly rigid, which imposes design limitations and makes hose assembly routing difficult, exhausting and time consuming. Parker's Compact Spiral hose is nearly 30 percent smaller and up to 26 percent lighter. Its bend radius is half that of SAE spiral hose, and it takes one-third less effort to bend. Those attributes provide heavy-equipment OEM design engineers new opportunities for more efficient hose routing paths and make installing or replacing damaged hoses easier. The new large sizes are designed to meet market needs in oil and gas, mining, forestry and heavy off-road equipment applications. Along with the new hose sizes, Parker added more than 60 new fitting end configurations to its 77 Series steel fitting line for Compact Spiral hose. Nearly 300 fitting configurations are now available.