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Leaf Vac, Lawn Vac & Mulch Hose Comparison Chart

We’ve made a simple chart below showing the various characteristics of the hose we carry. Hopefully this will make the decision process easier when choosing flex-hose.

 

PRODUCTCONSTRUCTIONAPPLICATIONFLEXIBILITYINTERIORPUNCTURE RESISTANCEPRICE
FLEXADUX  T-7W Black w/ yellow wearstripphoto of Flexadux T7W vac hose Medium weight wire reinforced Thermoplastic Rubber w/ external wearstrip Most economical , all purpose, black hose. Designed for homeowners as well as occasional to moderate commercial use. Great for grass clippings, leaves, small twigs, etc…. Better SemiSmooth Better Least Expensive
FLEX-TUBE PV Clear w/ black helixphoto of Flextube PV vac hose Medium weight coextruded PVC hose with external PVC helix Best for homeowner or light duty commercial applications. Great for grass clippings, leaves or other soft material. Clear with a smooth interior wall for excellent flow of material. Better Smooth Good Moderate
FLEX-TUBE TR Black w/ black helix Medium weight coextruded Thermoplastic Rubber hose w/ external polypropylene helix Heavier duty than the T-7W or PV. Black with a smooth interior designed for moderate to heavy duty commercial use. Good Smooth Better Moderate
FLEX-TUBE PU Clear w/ yellow helixphoto of Flextube PU vac hose  Medium weight coextruded Urethane hose w/ external ABS helix Our best hose for heavy duty commercial use. Clear with a smooth interior . Extremely puncture resistant against twigs, small stones, acorns, etc…. Highly recommended for straw, bark or mulch blowing. Better Smooth Best Most Expensive

More Hose Specifications & Product Information

Product Construction Wall Thickness Temperature Flexibility Color Interior Puncture Resistance Price
Flexadux® T-7W 1 1/2" - 24" Medium weight wire reinforced Thermoplastic Rubber w/ external wearstrip 0.03 -60° to 275° Better Black w/ yellow wearstrip Semi-Smooth Better Least Expensive
Flex Tube®PV 2"- 12" Medium weight co-extruded PVC hose with external PVC helix .030 (2"- 3") .035 (5"-8") .040 (9"-12") 20° to 160° Better Clear w/ black helix Smooth Good Moderate
Flex- Tube® TR 2" - 10" Medium weight co-extruded Thermoplastic Rubber hose w/ external polypropylene helix .026(2"-5") .035(6"-8") .040(10") -60° to 275° Good Black w/ black helix Smooth Better Moderate
Flex Tube® PU 2" - 12" Medium weight co-extruded urethane hose with external ABS helix .032 (2") .033(3"-5") .035(6"-8") .040(10"-12") -40° to 200° Better Clear w/ yellow helix Smooth Best Most Expensive