Goodyear Expands Small
Engine Hose Offerings
Goodyear Fuel Hoses
AKRON, Ohio, March 13 -- To meet the growing
demand for small utility
and recreational vehicle engines that meet
tougher emission requirements,
Goodyear Engineered Products has expanded its
fuel line hose lineup.
Goodyear SAE 30R9 and 30R11 high-performance
and low-permeation fuel
hoses target outdoor recreational vehicles,
vehicles, snowmobiles and jet skis, as well as
lawn mowers, snow blowers
The hoses also meet new U.S. EPA and
California Air Resources Board
(CARB) emission requirements that began going
into effect January 2007.
According to Goodyear Marketing Manager
Michael Lyons, the new hoses
complement Goodyear's existing SAE 30R7
permeation hose, giving original equipment
manufacturers a comprehensive
selection of products that also are in full
compliance with the Society
of Automotive Engineers' high standards.
Aramid fiber in the hose construction
provides superior tensile strength
and resists stretching.
"Recreational vehicles continue to grow in
popularity," said Lyons, "and
as long as grass grows and snow flies, mowers
and blowers will be
manufactured. So, small engine performance
requirements will continue to
be more demanding."
The new SAE 30R9 and 30R11 are compatible
with a variety of fuels,
including gasoline, diesel and ethanol. In
addition, the SAE 30R9 can be
used for sour gas and environmentally-friendly biodiesel fuel
"Goodyear is targeting the small engine
market with products that meet
industry standards, help protect the environment
and support growing
alternative fuel markets," said Lyons.
The new hoses are designed for
moderate-pressure applications and help
resist swelling, chemical degradation and oil
and fuel permeation. Outer
hose covers also help resist decay from oil,
heat and ozone.
Goodyear's full line of small-engine fuel
hoses can be ordered in bulk
or customized lengths. Inside diameters range
from 1/8 to 3/4 inches.
In addition, Goodyear recently introduced its
Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT,
belt, with carbon fiber, for
all-terrain vehicles. It also manufactures and
markets automotive belts,
hose, belt tensioners and air springs.