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Compact Hose Assembly Device
" With our roots originating in the forestry industry and continuing to serve in that industry for over 60 years, we understand the need for top quality, reasonably priced, and readily available hydraulic equipment and components. We run & manage 6 logging crews and we know the pain of being down due to a hydraulic hose failure accompanied by the parts house never having the fitting you need when you do make that trip to town! These were the driving factors while developing the CHAD, because we all know how critical downtime can be to any operation, whether your logging, land clearing, farming, in construction or anyone running heavy equipment our CHAD series allows you to easily build your hydraulic hoses without ever having to leave the job site."

- Richard Schwab, President
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What You get
Product overview
• Easily plugs into your already existing air compressor
• Max Crimping Ability: 1" 4-wire and 1" 2-wire
• Strength - 120-ton crimping force
• Air-Over-Hydraulic operated
• Manual Adjustable Micrometer
• Accurate Crimp Specifications
• Service truck mountable•
• Built Tough - Camlocker™
• Fitting storage space
• Air over hydraulic crimping machine
• Crimping dies
• Camlocker™ BoxFoot pedal for operation
• Air powered hose cutting rotary saw
• 10 durable cutting discs
• Air Regulator
• Micrometer
• Crimp Specifications
Trusted by Industry proffessionals
Trusted By Industry Professionals
"We haven’t had this CHAD unit long but it’s already proven its worth. As many hoses that are probable to blow, I don’t know how guys log without it!"
S&M Timber
“I just got tired of having to go to 3-4 different parts stores to get a hose made. They never have what you need! With this CHAD unit we will always have what we need right there in the woods with us!”
Buddy Covington, Covington Timber
“We love it. It saves trips to town. Its operator friendly; everyone on the crew knows how to use it. It's simple and it helps having all the fittings organized. It makes making hoses simple & easy.”
CA Timber
“For the last 2 years we’ve been running the Vitillo hose products from Schwab Brothers Hydraulics. Great product, no problems whatsoever."
Knight Forestry
"We starting using the Vitillo product and partnered with Schwab Brothers about 2 years ago. They’ve been real good. Traditionally in the past we’ve bought all our hoses at the parts house, we started paying attention to the expense. We then contacted Schwab Brothers, they came and set us up from start to finish. With the initial investment within a year & ½ we’ve gained it back with all we’ve saved on hoses. They’ve been great to work with and the product is great with no problems, easy to operate, easy to learn and we recommend it to anybody!"
Long Leaf Timber Co.
“About 3 years ago we switched from Gates to Vitillo from Schwab Brothers. We’ve had great performance out of their product and it has been really nice working with Schwab Brothers, a partner in our industry who understands how our business works and how our industry works and they’re just a great partner to do business with!”
Gray Logging LLC
The right fit
Multiple options
Our series of Compact Hose Assembly Devices (CHAD) has revolutionized the manufacture of hydraulic hose assemblies. The CHAD Max, CHAD Lite & CHAD Custom options give you multiple size designs to fit your exact needs. The CHAD's durable, service truck mountable, compact design and air-over-hydraulic crimping capability easily gives you the ability to efficiently build hose assemblies on your job site. In today's production-based markets, downtime can be catastrophic. By implementing the CHAD on your job site, you are guaranteed to cut downtime costs due to hydraulic hose failures.
The CHAD Max is our most robust & considered our deluxe mobile crimping unit. This unit has the ability to crimp up to 1” 4-wire and gives you a massive amount storage space for a wide variety of fittings and accessories all while still giving you the ability to mount on your service truck with its streamlined design.
The CHAD Lite is our medium-sized mobile crimping unit. This unit, as does all units, has the ability to crimp up to 1” 4-wire. Its compact design was manufactured to give you an option for a service truck that has limited space but the unit still offers ample storage space for fittings and accessories.
The CHAD Micro is our most economical and most compact mobile crimping unit. This unit, as does all units, has the ability to crimp up to 1” 4-wire. Its streamlined design was manufactured to give you an option if you have extremely limited space or plan to use it on multiple job sites. Its lightweight features make for easy transport all without sacrificing crimping capability.
The CHAD Custom option puts the power in your hands. This option gives you 1-on-1 time with our design team to design a crimping unit from the ground up that has everything you need!
CHAD Resources
CHAD - User Instructions
CHAD - Packages