Low-Temperature Hydraulic Hose


Parker low temperature thermoplastic hydraulic hoses feature optimum performance in cold temperatures, especially for applications requiring flexibility in cold climates with temperatures as low as -70°F. Available as a single or bonded hose assembly.

Part Number: 53DM

Technical Specifications
Hose Inside Diameter: 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 inch, 6, 10, 13, 16, 19 mm
Minimum Bend Radius: 1-1/4, 2, 3-1/2, 4, 6-1/2 inch, 32, 51, 89, 102, 165 mm
Maximum Operating Pressure: 3,000 psi, 20.7 MPa
Specifications Met: SAE 100R18, 538DM- SAE J517 for less than 50 micro-amps leakage under 75,000 volts per ft – dependent on type
Color: Black, Orange
Application: Cold Applications, Construction Equipment, Hydraulics, Industrial Equipment, Over-the-Sheave, Pneumatics – dependent on size
Media: Air, Hydraulic Fluid, Oil Water
Compatible Fitting: 56 Series, CG Series – dependent on size
Minimum Operating Temperature: -40 °F, -40 °C
Maximum Operating Temperature: 212 °F, 100 °C
Vacuum Pressure Rating: 28 Inch-Hg
Full Product Description

Whether you need a hydraulic hose replacement or are building new equipment, Parflex low-temperature hoses offer optimum hose flexibility in operating environments with low ambient temperatures. Designed to withstand and perform successfully in low temperatures, these hoses are ideal for applications that involve hydraulic forklifts in cold or refrigerated areas, aerial lift construction trucks, agriculture equipment in cold climates, or material handling equipment in commercial freezers. Parflex low temperature hoses also feature a 10%-30% smaller O.D. than rubber and are up to 70% lighter. Similar to 3TR18/30CT hose but with a lower operating temperature (-70°F).


  • Material Handling
  • Construction
  • Agriculture


  • Matte cover for low coefficient of friction
  • Low length change under pressure
  • Superior flexibility in cold temperature applications
  • Better bend radius than SAE J517 and 100R18
  • 3000 psi constant pressure


  • Excellent over-the-sheave in lift truck applications
  • Cold storage or refrigerated areas
  • Construction and agriculture equipment in cold climates


  • Meets/Exceeds SAE 100R17 or SAE 100R18 (dependent on part number)

Technical Specifications:

  • Working and burst pressures rated at 73°F (23°C)
  • Uses 56 Series
  • Hose I.D. is nominal
  • Hose O.D. is maximum

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