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You guys are bringing up great subjects to talk about.

Kuri Tec is a brand like General Motors.

We carry many different lines of Kuri Tec hose.  We carry a clear braid poly hose, a poly air in blue or red and in different grades by special order only.

Yellow ag is a fantastic hose.  HOWEVER, it is unbearable in anything with an id greater than 1/2".  Most every 12 volt pump uses 5/8" or 3/4".  

A customer insisted, against my judgement that he wanted 5/8" ag.  I told it it was very stiff and had a greater bend radius than the blue or red.  He insisted and ordered the hose only to contact me later to tell me it was a difficult one to handle.  I gave him the opportunity to return the hose (very, very rare) and he declined.  The hose is hard to find.



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Lori, I called to talk with you yesterday (Monday), regarding a post I made in the equipment forum about my problems with the inside of the red kuri tek hose I bought in oct 10 disintegrating and being discharged as black chunks when I am spraying..... Numerous others, including Chris Tucker replied they had the same issues - even when rinsed. I talked with Kelly at pwp, and she said you or she would call me back, but I never received a call. Is this what we can expect from the A-rated kuri tec hose?

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It IS true that when NEW, 5/8 Ag Hose is verry stiff, but just like a Mercedes Benz, it softens up at 50,000 miles, and then lasts for 500.000 miles!

The 5/8 Ag Hose will soften after about a month or 2 of use, and will then last for years. Lawn Spray Guys use it everyday.

Back when we were doing from 4 to 6 roofs a day, 6 days a week, AG Hose was great.

But The Kuri Tec is way softer,  easy to use, and costs less.  For all but extreme duty roof cleaning, it is just fine. The Kuri Tec is what we have been using the last 3 years, with no regrets.

Personally, I still prefer AG Hose, though it costs more, simply because I have a bad temper, and have been known to cuss when hose kinks (it is embarassing to do when on a job)

Ag Hose kinks less, and it lasts longer (up to a year longer in my tests)

I prefer it, but I no longer  clean roofs ! My Employees hate it. Most AG Hose is Yellow, and Red Kuri Tec fits our color scheme better, or so my employees say ?

 



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