A heavy duty hose reel sets itself apart from other types of hose reels because as the name suggests it is manufactured for very demanding tasks. While the main role of the hose reel is to organize, and contain a hose, the heavy duty hose reel must be able to sustain significant stress based upon the application. Hose reels are also known for increased safety in a work zone and many companies strive to find solutions like heavy duty hose reels to improve the safety of their facilities.
Since heavy duty hose reels are simplistic machines they are easy to design into a particular configuration. All hose reels are a cylindrical spindle device that are typically made from metal, fiberglass, or plastic. These products will be engineered for spring powered self-retracting, hand crank, or even motor driven functions. Hose reels are classified by the length and type of hose they are storing as well as the pressure rating.
Heavy duty hose reels are utilized in different situations and applications including power washing, pressurized air, fuel/lubrication, in-plant firefighting, vacuum/suction, potable water, chemical transfer, sanitation, hydraulic/pneumatic power tools, blasting/slurry, and much more. Heavy duty hose reels are ideal particularly for the firefighting application as user will require a very reliable and durable piece of equipment that is designed to performance accurately all of the time.
There are several different design elements for heavy duty hose reels but the main feature that differentiates a hose reels is the style of reaction. Typically, reaction options are hydraulic, spring, pneumatic, electric and manual. The benefit of the manual hose is the user can always know the placement of the hose due to the lack of automatic reaction. However, in certain application it is important to have an automatic reaction feature to keep the hose reel out of the work zone when it is not needed.