NAPA StoresIn 1925, a group of independent auto parts sellers met in Detroit to form the National Automotive Parts Association. Their mission was simple: improve the distribution of auto parts to serve the people and businesses who increasingly relied on cars and trucks for their transportation needs.

In 1936, NAPA opened its first location, an existing Atlanta auto parts store purchased from an owner who thought the industry was past its peak. It wasn’t even close.

Nearly a century later, NAPA continues to serve auto service professionals, do-it-yourselfers and everyday drivers with quality parts and supplies to keep cars, trucks and equipment performing safely and efficiently.

In the U.S., NAPA now includes over 60 distribution centers, 15,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers and more than 6,000 independently-owned and company-owned stores. NAPA carries an extensive inventory of more than 400,000 parts for automotive and industrial applications.

A division of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) and a global automotive aftermarket leader, NAPA operates NAPA Canada, Auto Todo in Mexico and Repco in Australia and New Zealand.

Known for its premium product inventory, quality manufacturers
and competitive pricing, Traction will bring to you value and performance with:

  • The most complete selection of name brand suppliers
    and products in the heavy duty aftermarket
  • Remanufactured products that outperform the competition
  • Products that meet or exceed OEM specifications
  • Quality control testing assures performance and reliability
  • Parts availability that is second to none

Traction operates a coast-to-coast network of stores (including Alaska and Hawaii). The Traction vision is to contribute to our customers’ success through superior service and value. We offer a complete range of truck and trailer components to our customer base operating in multiple different industries such as owner/operators, national fleets, construction, waste management, utilities / municipalities, bulk carriers, forestry, school bus, transit bus / coach and couriers. We can service customers with various types and sizes of heavy vehicles, fleets, ranging from owner / operators to large national fleets.

Loudon Counties largest coverage of fittings & hose!

Whether you have a Zero-Turn Lawn Mower or a CATERPILLAR D10 Dozer we have the capabilities to build the fluid line you need! Not only will it be done in a matter of minutes, it will be right the first time and at a great price! At Cobb’s Auto Parts we only use GATES Fittings and Hose, the Worldwide Leader in Fluid Power. From C5C Field Repairable Fittings to 2″ 4-wire Ultra High Pressure we have what it takes to get you back to work!


 M2T® MegaFlex® 2-Wire Braid Hose—MegaTuff® Cover

Recommended For: High-pressure hydraulic oil lines. Exceeds SAE 100R16 and ISO11237 2SC R16 working pressure, minimum bend radius requirements and performance requirements of EN 857 2SC. M2T hose has smaller exterior dimensions and significantly tighter bend radius.

Meets Flame Resistance Acceptance Designation “MSHA 2G”, and ISO11237 2SC R16

MegaTuff® hose lasts up to 300 times longer than standard hose during hose-to-hose and hose-to-metal abrasion tests per ISO 6945.

Tube: Black, oil resistant, synthetic rubber (Nitrile – Type C).

Reinforcement: Two braids of high-tensile steel wire.

Cover: Black, oil, abrasion and weather resistant MegaTuff® cover with synthetic rubber (Neoprene – Type A) base, with color coded layline. Also available in Standard or XtraTuff™ cover.

Temperature Range: -40°F to +212°F (-40°C to +100°C).

GlobalSpiral Couplings Offer Inventory Reduction with No-Skive Convenience

More than five years of engineering and testing went into the GlobalSpiral (GS) coupling design. In performance testing required by Gates OEM customers, GS couplings surpassed one million impulse cycles at +250°F without stress cracks or failures. Both the stem and ferrule are machined from solid, unleaded steel bar stock for maximum strength. This enables GS couplings to handle working pressures up to 8,000 psi.

The no-skive ferrule eliminates the need for skiving equipment, as well as odors and dust created while removing the protective outer cover from the hose. Ferrules that require skiving are subject to blow-offs when skived improperly. Blow-offs and weeping at the hose/coupling interface also can result from failure to fully insert the stem during assembly. With the two-piece design of the GS coupling, it is possible to pull the ferrule down and check for full stem insertion.

Fewer Part Numbers

The GS coupling is designed to work with existing Gates hoses and crimpers, thus minimizing inventory requirements. In fact, GS stems and ferrules can result in one-third fewer part numbers for as much as a 30 percent cost savings. This estimate is based on the fact that other manufacturers require at least two, or sometimes three different types of couplings to handle their four- and six-spiral wire hose lines.

Thread Configurations

The GS coupling is available in more than 30 thread configurations including SAE, DIN, British Standard Pipe, Komatsu-Style and JIS. In addition, GlobalSpiral flanges feature a solid, no-braze construction to provide extra reliability. GlobalSpiral FJX and FFORX stems have a machined swivel nut that passes a full 4:1 burst safety factor. GlobalSpiral couplings are available in 3/8-inch to 2-inch sizes.






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