Posted October 10, 2022

Dayco to exit hydraulics category

Kurt Hydraulics and Dayco have reached an agreement for all Dayco-branded hydraulic hose and coupling inventory to be transferred to Kurt Hydraulics.

Kurt HydraulicsDayco North America will be exiting the hydraulics category and Kurt will take over manufacture and supply directly to all Dayco distributors.

“As a long-time partner to Dayco’s hydraulic coupling business, our hose and couplings are interchangeable with Dayco’s product line and have a part match in the Kurt catalog and website," said Scott Czupryna, national sales manager for Kurt Hydraulics. "Kurt Hydraulics has been manufacturing hydraulic fittings for Dayco for over 20 years, and has its own distribution network, so the transition is a natural one for us”

The company said that Kurt Hydraulics will be able to provide a greatly expanded product offering for previous Dayco distributors with a complete line of hose, fittings, and crimpers. Kurt has over 3,000 available items, including braided, spiral, marine, thermoplastic, and specialty hoses. Kurt Hydraulic fittings are manufactured in the USA with more than 2,500 styles and sizes that include bite the wire, compression, reusable and ultra-high pressure hydraulic fittings. All Kurt Hydraulic fittings and hose are tested beyond SAE specifications and its fittings are ROHS compliant.

Kurt Hydraulics is in the process of creating individual accounts for Dayco customers and providing notice to those customers. Additionally, Kurt is setting up a warehouse in Canada to better service Canadian distributors.

Kurt Hydraulics is 100 percent employee-owned and a division of Kurt Manufacturing Company based in Minneapolis.