This is the most common and dangerous type of failure in hydraulic hose assembly. Not pushing the fitting down far enough to its maximum crimp depth will always result in a leak or blown fitting. A blown fitting can cause injury or death. 


First we get an exact cut of the length of the hose. Then, after choosing the correct fittings for the job, we determine how they need to be clocked (ex. two 90 degree fittings that must be crimped at specific angles to fit properly on the machine). Before crimping, we lay the fitting next to the hose, and with a white paint marker mark the exact line where the fitting caps off on the bottom. After marking the hose, we lube the fitting and push the fitting on to the hose until it covers the mark. If you don’t see the mark, the fitting is properly seated. After marking and clocking both ends, we begin the crimping process.