Thinking of using a discharge hose without a wire to reduce the weight of large hoses?

The drawback is that the weight of the hose can cause it to flatten out a little, creating opportunities for the hose to bend and kink. Also, if a CIP cycle is run through a hose that has a bend in it, the heat will set the hose in this new shape and can ruin it completely.

Instead of sacrificing hose life and performance for weight, try specially coated suction/discharge hoses that reduce drag and are therefore much easier to move, but will wear well and perform like your regular reinforced suction/discharge hoses.