After going through several cheap plastic hose reels, we got a metal one at
Costco this year. The thing is all metal and is built like a tank. It has
four pneumatic tires, a hose reel, and two baskets to hold accessories. It
cost $56 and was well worth the price.
I have two commercial reels originally used to reel up 1 1/4" fire
hose, so they will hold approximately 200 feet of 5/8 or 3/4 inch
garden hose really easy. They are not fancy, but basic steel disks
with rolle dedges and a drum with a swivel joint for wate rflow into
the hose through the drum. Have em over 15 years and have yet to have
a problem.....Paid $5.00 each at a salvage yard for em and they were
like new. One i have mojnted on the privacy fence the other is mounted
on a small utility trailer for behind the garden tractor, but it can
easily be wheeled aropuind by hand if need be. I also got tired of
wresting with hoses, hose hangers and plastic junk. I like hose
hangers for hoses 25 feet or so in length but over that they get old
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They're sold by quite a few places, including amazon.com. I have one of
the CT series (2-wheel cart) and really like it. It's very sturdy.
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