If you could turn your non-electric reel into electric in 5 mins would you?

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Would you turn your non electric reel to electric?

  • Yes

    Votes: 15 62.5%
  • No

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • Maybe

    Votes: 6 25.0%

  • Total voters
    24

Dafloorman

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#42
Hmm, this sounds like the power will be in the reel itself, like self propelled. Sounds like a great idea Rob! Once it gets spinning it goes by itself? Am I on the right track? @rob allen
 

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#43
16+ years in the industry and I have never used an electric reel and dont find rolling up hoses hard or an issue. Unrolling for set up and hose management is is harder especially for newer guys.
 

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#44
Just do yourself a favor, never use an electric reel. That way you won't know what your missing. :)
Both of you are speaking the truth, but at the end of 7 hours hitting cgd I wish I had one . I used to...only thing is, you have to be more careful when hose get ridgid in cold weather and you might get your face slapped while reeling hose in...
 

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16+ years in the industry and I have never used an electric reel and dont find rolling up hoses hard or an issue. Unrolling for set up and hose management is is harder especially for newer guys.
This will rewind and unwind.
 

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Now I don't know if I can make it to Atlanta, damn wanted to visit my Son, see the New truck Rob is unveiling, check out this reel thing for my beast... With the blizzard, now folks calling for end of the month appointments.
 

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Now I don't know if I can make it to Atlanta, damn wanted to visit my Son, see the New truck Rob is unveiling, check out this reel thing for my beast... With the blizzard, now folks calling for end of the month appointments.
Interested in an automatic reel attachment!!
 

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This will rewind and unwind.
I would love to see a newbie on his first day trying to manage hoses as it unwinds automatically :eek:
 

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Now I don't know if I can make it to Atlanta, damn wanted to visit my Son, see the New truck Rob is unveiling, check out this reel thing for my beast... With the blizzard, now folks calling for end of the month appointments.
I will shoot video my friend. If you can make it best but if not video will be second best.
 

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No way, and i mean absolutely no way would i ever own a manual reel again! Way to much effort involved in rolling up 15 or 20 times a day (we do alot of multifamily housing). I would rather my guys direct that effort at the carpet. Easier you can make things the better it is.
 

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#51
For some reason i cant qoute messages but @1stchoicecleaning you said in 16 years youve never used one then you really dont know what your missing brother. Id bet if you ran one for a week or two you would never go back to a manual reel.
 

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For some reason i cant qoute messages but @1stchoicecleaning you said in 16 years youve never used one then you really dont know what your missing brother. Id bet if you ran one for a week or two you would never go back to a manual reel.
Been 27 years, I've never used one. But man I have some pipes for 51, ha
 

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For some reason i cant qoute messages but @1stchoicecleaning you said in 16 years youve never used one then you really dont know what your missing brother. Id bet if you ran one for a week or two you would never go back to a manual reel.
You may be right but then again I dont do much of the set up and put away anymore.
 

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We have an electric on one truck and it really is a huge upgrade. Im used to the manual one but that truck is all side doors so all together the whole set up and tear down access is really convenient
 

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Just purchased new Hydramaster unit w/ electric hose reel and let me tell you what we constantly have long runs for the work we do and this thing is beast. I hate using our other trucks now because of the manual roll ups lol.
 

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#56
One advantage is the reel can be moved forward and have room in front vs the reel up close and have to get equipment out from behind the reel .