Hose Reels: Not Just a Lawn Ornament

Hose Reels: Not Just a Lawn Ornament

Posted on Nov 4, 2016

HoseWhen someone thinks of a reel, the first thought that may come to mind is your standard garden hose reel. Many would be pleasantly surprised to find that reels can be used in a multitude of applications such as utility and fleet trucks, pest control, marine, construction, automotive, fire safety, and welding, to name a select few.

The concept of a hose is a relatively simple one, it allows for water or liquid, oil or grease, or even air, to travel from point A to point B in an efficient and controlled manner. A reel is a cylindrical spindle that is used for storing, protecting, and maintaining hose, cord, or cable. These hose reels allow for the hose to be wound up tightly, and can be portable or fixed depending on the desired application. Reels are the ideal method for hose storage, as they utilize minimal space in order to protect users from potential damage to valuable equipment and even prevent workplace injury and death. There is a hose reel for just about any application.

Reels come in different methods of retractions, sizes, materials, and accommodate different variations of hoses. The most common styles of reels are spring driven, hand crank, or motor driven. Reels can either be fixed in a permanent location or portable (mounted to a truck, trailer, or cart).

There is no single reel that can adapt to and accommodate any application or job. When purchasing a hose reel, the above factors must be taken into deep consideration. Coxreels has created this informative blog to help properly assist consumers in finding the perfect reel to accommodate a specific application or job. We hope this information will be used as a guide and roadmap when purchasing a reel and any necessary reel accessories.

The next blog will discuss the applications, benefits, and in-depth features of the spring driven hose reels.


Erin Collins
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