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- BRAND: Reelcraft
- SKU: 2208118
- CONDITION: NEW
- MODEL: D83075 OLP
ReelCraft D83075 OLP SERIES D80000 OPEN W/HOSE 3/4 X 75ft 250psi
- Typically ships in: 3 days
- Weight: 102.0 lb
- Free shipping on orders over $20
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- Returnable: See conditions
- Unit of Measure: EA
Hose Reels come in a lot of sizes and forms. One of them is the retractable which rolls up automatically when you pull on the cord. Im not exactly sure how they work, but I do know that they are not good for heavy duty hoses. Another one is where there is a handle on one side which you roll up and hope it doesnt tangle up. Since the hose is heavy and dirty its probably better that it ends up this way. there is another type out there - it is automatic. I think that one is powered by AC electricity because its plugged in. This is a pretty good brand but there are others out there.
One problem with these kinds of things is that when you are selling them and want to sell more stuff, you cant really predict what else they might use. Its probably air compressors because that is the most likely thing, but you see these things affixed on trucks all the time too. Most of the time you cant see the brand, since a lot of them are chinese made with molds in the same factory. What these factories do most of the time is have a mold and crank them out, as per the order - then another company in the USA buys them and distributes or sells them under their own brand. For this reason you will see a lot of the same kind of reels, but under varying brands.
Another thing to note is that factories wont say no when you try to negotiate a better price, instead they will just source lower quality metals or cut corners in production. For this reason you can see a ton of reels that look the same, but are of inferior or superior quality, even coming from the same manufacturing area. Despite all this, many hose reels are made in the USA and these factories have QA departments, plus they dont negotioate with people and make their own products, so they dont cut corners.