Hose reels may be the most overlooked and abused piece of equipment pumpers use in high-pressure jetting and vacuuming operations. That’s why COXREELS has added the Brawny option to their 100 Series hose reels.

“Reel strength directly relates to the life of the product,” says John Kucera, design engineering manager for COXREELS. Contractors may not realize how heavily hose reels are used during daily operations. Repetitive use “exposes the reel to potential abuse, where reel strength is a key factor for long and dependable performance.”

The Brawny option was previously available on the 1125 Series model, and is now available for the COXREELS open-drum 100 Series, with the addition of a 14-gauge-steel half bonding drum to support the open-drum design.

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The 100 Series steel reel can be mounted to a floor, wall, ceiling, bench or truck. Its U-shaped frame for two-point axle support provides stability during operation. Its braking assembly is also used for locking the drum to the desired length of hose.

The new Brawny option adds strength to the drum, minimizing potential damage under increased or pulsing pressure usage. The drums are designed for professional-grade service to handle tough jobs.

“The Brawny option mostly comes into play with higher-pressure applications, where the extreme forces of hose constriction due to pressurized expansion occur,” Kucera says. The unit was field-tested for more than a year and combined with hundreds of reels, according to Kucera. It is now offered as a standard catalog option for the full 100 Series of reels, for 8-, 12.5- and 18-inch drum widths.

“Currently, we are responding to requests for larger-diameter-drum Brawny upgrades for the jetting industries that require larger-diameter reels than the 1125 or 100 Series provide.” 800/269-7335; www.coxreels.com.


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