Emergency Hydraulic Kits – A Detailed Guide

on June 1, 2023
Hydraulic Fitting Kits


When your hydraulic machinery breaks down, time is of the essence. To swiftly handle any emergency and get your operations back on track, you need a robust solution: the Emergency Hydraulic Kit. These kits contain an assortment of hydraulic fittings, hoses, and other crucial components needed to perform quick, reliable repairs on your hydraulic systems. In this detailed guide, we’ll delve into the components of these kits, the different types available, and how to choose the right one for your needs.

What’s in a Kit?

A standard emergency hydraulic kit is a comprehensive toolbox for dealing with hydraulic emergencies. Here are some of its key components:

Hydraulic adapters

Hydraulic Fitting Kit insides - Adapters (fittings + caps & plugs)

Hydraulic fittings and, caps & plugs are essential to any hydraulic system, providing a leak-free connection between hydraulic hoses and components. A typical emergency hydraulic kit includes a variety of high-quality adapters in various sizes and styles, ensuring you have the right fitting for any repair situation.

Hydraulic Hoses

Hydraulic Fitting Kit insides - Premade hoses
Example: (6 Pre-made 72″ Danfoss Hydraulic Hoses @ 4000 PSI

These are critical for transporting hydraulic fluid between components. Quality hoses, like those in our emergency kits, are designed to withstand the pressures and temperatures of hydraulic systems.


Hydraulic Fitting Kit insides - O-rings
Example: 150 ORFS (O-Ring Face Seal) O-Rings

O-rings provide a seal between the hydraulic fitting and the component. The kit includes a variety of O-ring sizes, allowing for a proper seal with different fittings.

Spill Kit

Hydraulic Fitting Kit insides - spill kit

Our kits include an environmentally responsible fluid spill kit, ensuring that you’re equipped to deal with any fluid leaks or spills that might occur during repairs.

educational resources

Hydraulic Fitting Kit insides - educational resources

Hose Box™ offers convenient educational resources covering all major hydraulic fitting types and systems along with measuring tools with every Emergency Kit

Choosing the Right Emergency Hydraulic Kits

Choosing the right emergency hydraulic kit largely depends on the type of hydraulic fittings your equipment utilizes. There are three primary types of fittings commonly used in hydraulic systems: O-Ring Face Seal (ORFS), JIC (37° flare), and NPT (Pipe Thread). Understanding these types and their applications can assist you in making the right choice.

O-Ring Face Seal (ORFS) Hydraulic Kit

face seal ORFS fitting tile

If your equipment relies heavily on ORFS fittings, the Face Seal Emergency Hydraulic Repair Kit is the ideal choice. This kit is specifically designed to cover a broad range of repair scenarios for ORFS applications. It houses 89 top-notch hydraulic fittings, 300 O-rings, and six 72″ long pre-made hydraulic hoses with ORFS fittings, ensuring you have everything you need for quick and efficient repairs.

JIC (37° Flare) Hydraulic Kit

Emergency Hydraulic Kits - JIC fitting

For equipment that utilizes JIC fittings, the JIC Emergency Hydraulic Repair Kit would be your best bet. It contains 111 hydraulic fittings targeted for JIC applications, along with 150 O-rings for effortless replacement of your ORB fitting seals. Also included are six pre-made 72″ hydraulic hoses with JIC fittings, providing a comprehensive solution for your repair needs.

NPT (Pipe Thread) Hydraulic Kit

Emergency Hydraulic Kits - npt fitting

Lastly, if your hydraulic system predominantly uses NPT fittings, the NPT Emergency Hydraulic Repair Kit is the one to go for. This kit comes loaded with 116 high-quality hydraulic fittings, 150 O-rings, and six pre-made 72″ hydraulic hoses with NPT fittings. This ensures that you have a wide variety of components at your disposal for any repair scenario involving NPT applications.

Choosing the right emergency hydraulic kit is vital to ensure that you can carry out efficient and effective repairs when needed. By investing in the correct hydraulic repair kit, you can minimize downtime and maximize productivity, ensuring your hydraulic system stays in optimal working condition.

Benefits of Having an Emergency Hydraulic Kits

Equipped with an assortment of essential tools and components, an emergency hydraulic kit is an investment that pays off in the long run. Here are some of the key benefits of having one at your disposal:

Quick and Efficient Repairs

Emergency Hydraulic Kits

With a well-stocked emergency hydraulic kit, you can make immediate and efficient repairs. Having the necessary parts on hand means less time searching for replacements, allowing you to minimize downtime and get your hydraulic machinery up and running quickly.

Cost Savings

A breakdown can lead to unexpected and often costly repairs. With an emergency hydraulic kit, you can take action as soon as a problem arises, reducing the potential damage and costs associated with prolonged downtime. Plus, the kit’s comprehensive assortment of parts can save you from making individual purchases, which often cost more in total.


A quality emergency hydraulic kit contains fittings, hoses, and other components in various sizes and styles. This versatility allows you to handle a wide range of repair scenarios, making the kit a versatile tool for any hydraulic system.

Reduced Environmental Impact

With the included spill kit, you can manage hydraulic fluid leaks or spills effectively, reducing their environmental impact. This eco-friendly addition to the emergency hydraulic kit ensures you handle repairs responsibly, without compromising the environment.

Improved Lifespan of Equipment

By allowing for immediate response to breakdowns, an emergency hydraulic kit can extend the life of your hydraulic machinery. Regular and timely maintenance prevents minor issues from escalating into major ones, ultimately improving the lifespan and performance of your equipment.

Easy Fitting Identification with FittingTiles

In the midst of an emergency repair, identifying the right fitting quickly can make a significant difference. To aid this, our emergency hydraulic kits come with FittingTiles. These are visually intuitive tiles that help users identify the right fitting, size, and format swiftly. No more struggling to match parts or guessing which fitting might work.

Even if you are not well-versed in different hydraulic fittings, the FittingTiles make it simple. Their design removes the complexity of choosing the right fitting, making the task as straightforward as possible.

Comprehensive Guidance with LearnFittings.com

As part of our commitment to make hydraulic repairs accessible and manageable, we provide all our customers with access to LearnFittings.com. This resource-rich website provides comprehensive information about hydraulic fittings in English and Spanish.

With a simple scan of a QR code, you or your employees can access detailed guides, instructions, and tips about using the hydraulic kit. This means that even those with limited knowledge can perform necessary repairs in an emergency, saving time, money, and potentially preventing further damage to your machinery.

Remember, the right information at the right time can make a big difference during a repair. And with LearnFittings.com, you have a wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips.

Common Emergency Scenarios and How a Kit Helps

Hydraulic systems are ubiquitous in modern industry, powering everything from heavy machinery to critical systems in factories, construction sites, and vehicles. While these systems are designed to be durable and reliable, emergencies can and do occur. Let’s examine some common scenarios where an emergency hydraulic kit proves indispensable.

Hydraulic Hose Leaks

Hose leaks are one of the most common hydraulic emergencies. A leaking hose can result in the loss of hydraulic fluid, which can cause your machinery to malfunction and potentially lead to a messy, costly cleanup.

With an emergency hydraulic kit, you can quickly replace a leaky hose before the situation escalates. The kit includes premade hydraulic hoses and a variety of high-quality fittings, ensuring you can make the repair swiftly and efficiently.

Seized Fittings

Fittings can seize due to factors like corrosion, over-tightening, or simply age. This can make it incredibly challenging to perform necessary maintenance or repairs.

Our emergency hydraulic kits include a broad array of quality steel fittings in various sizes and types (JIC, ORFS, NPT). Having the right fitting at your disposal can save hours of frustration and prevent further damage to your equipment.

Machinery Breakdown

In a high-pressure environment like a construction site or factory, machinery breakdown can be a severe issue. A small hydraulic issue can quickly escalate and cause a machine to stop working, leading to costly downtime.

With the tools provided in an emergency hydraulic kit, you can quickly address these issues. The high-quality components in our kits meet or exceed SAE standards for hydraulic fittings, ensuring your machinery is repaired to a high standard.


Hydraulic systems are critical components in a myriad of industries, from construction and manufacturing to automotive and aeronautics. Despite their robust nature, they are not immune to issues, breakdowns, or emergencies. When these unforeseen situations arise, having an emergency hydraulic kit on hand can mean the difference between hours of downtime and a quick, efficient repair.

These kits, whether they are the NPT, JIC, or Face Seal variants, are designed to provide the right solution for the task at hand, empowering you to deal with emergencies confidently. These comprehensive kits not only meet but exceed SAE standards for hydraulic fittings, ensuring a repair of the highest quality.

By investing in an emergency hydraulic kit, you secure peace of mind, knowing you’re ready to tackle any hydraulic challenge head-on. The kit’s convenience, efficiency, and high-quality components make it an invaluable asset for any industry relying on hydraulic systems.

Beyond providing practical solutions, these kits also offer educational value. The inclusion of FittingTiles and access to LearnFittings.com allow even novice team members to familiarize themselves with the intricate world of hydraulic fittings. This means that in an emergency, you have the power to act swiftly, informed, and effectively.

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