A Closer Look at Hose Reels

17.02.17 Posted By Gopher Industrial

Hose ReelsGopher Industrial is committed to providing outstanding industrial products and services to our customers. One of our core areas of focus is in providing high quality, leak-proof hoses. However, great hoses will only take you so far if they quickly begin wear out from neglect or improper storage. To truly get the most benefit from hoses, they must be well-maintained and stored, and easy to dispense or retract. That is where hose reels come into play.

What Are Hose Reels?

In simplest terms a hose reel is simply a spindle around which a hose is spooled. However, while this may seem very straightforward, and indeed the basic concept is, there is a great deal more to hose reels than that. Hose reels are as variable and customizable as hose itself since the reel must adapt to fit the needs and requirements of the hose. Let's take a look at several different options and classifications for hose reels

Different Hoses Get Different Types of Hose Reels

One of the most common ways to categorize hose reels is based on the type of hose that the reel holds. Some of the most common types include:

  • Air, Water & Oil Reels
  • Dual Purpose Hose Reels
  • Lighting Cord Reels
  • Electrical Cord Reels
  • Fuel Hose Reels
  • Hydraulic or Grease
  • Side Mount
  • Static Cable Reels
  • Twin-Line Welding Reels
  • Vacuum Hose Reels
  • Welding Cable Reels

Different Hose Sizes Need Different Hose Reels

Another common way to classify hose reels is based on the size of the hose, both in terms of the hose’s length and diameter. Different length and diameter hoses require different hose reel size and design. Having the correct hose reel for the hose’s length and diameter is a fundamental step for ensuring that the hose is well-maintained when not in use and for preventing cracking leaks.

Different Materials for Different Hose Reels

Hose Reels also come in a variety of different materials. This helps ensure that the hose reel is able to stand up to the demands of the job in terms of temperature resistance, strength, flexibility, and other factors. Some common hose reel materials include:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Polypropylene

Hose Reels Retract in Different Ways

Hose Reels also use different methods of retracting. Including:

  • Hand Crank
  • Motor Driven
  • Spring Driven

Applications for Hose Reels

  • Air, Water, Oil Service
  • Dual Purpose
  • Electrical Cord
  • Fire Hose
  • Fuel Hose
  • Hydraulic or Grease
  • Pressure Washer
  • Static Cable
  • Welding
  • Vacuum Hose

Hose Reels Go Where They Are Needed

In addition to hose type, size, reel material, and retracting method, hose reels also offer different options for how and where they are mounted. For example some hose reels are mounted in a permanent location while others are completely portable and may be attached to a cart, truck, or trailer as needed. This ensures that the hose reel can go wherever it is needed without compromising its strength and quality.

Gopher Industrial’s Full Range of Hose Reel Options

Gopher Industrial offers a full range of hose reel options including hose reels for different types of hoses, different sizes, materials, mounting, and retraction methods. We want to ensure that whatever setting customers will need to use the hose reel in, we have the ideal product for them. As always we are happy to assist customers in choosing the best hose reel or other industrial product for their needs. When it comes to hose reels remember five simple words: Let the Gopher get it!