News

Discounted Freight

We now have discounted freight rates for anyone who purchases a hose reel package, such as a Boom Package or In- Line Package, from us. 

Previously, we did one price "Flat Rate Freight", regardless of where in the continental U.S. it was shipped. Due to rising transportation costs, we now have this category of freight divided into "East of the Mississippi River" and "West of the Mississippi River".

East of the Mississippi is $175  West of the Mississippi is $275.  The rates save you about $100.

New products coming in 2022 include:

Powered Supply Reels. 

This project has proven successful in field- testing, with 3 sets having been in operation for just under 1 year, as of the time of this writing.   Bringing this project into full production is now a high priority.  And we hope to have models ready by March.

Hands- Free Switch for  Electric Rewind Vacuum Reels.

Good things often take a bit longer than expected, if they are to be done right.  And often, there are twists and turns in a design process that, as they are encountered, require more time, but also provide new benefits.  In the case of our Hands- Free Switches, with the upcoming release of our Powered Supply Reels, we've included in the design, the ability to control 3 reels independently.

Stay tuned.

 

Price Increases

In response to higher manufacturing costs directly- related to the current tariffs on steel imported to the U.S., we've had to raise some of our prices. The last time was in September of 2021.  The next one will be before February of this year.

This isn't something that we planned to do, or like doing.  But it had to be.  We will do our best to be as reasonable as possible with new pricing.

 

 No E-commerce on our site

We no longer do E-commerce on our site.  This is due to the fact that we are adding distributors in various areas and will refer you to a distributor if there is one in your immediate area. To place orders, E-mail or call us.

 

Van Specific Reel Packages have been re- vamped. Our previously- known "Triangle Reel" packages have been renamed to the more accurate term of, "In-Line Reel Packages" and now include live swivels, since our Low Profile Supply Reels really should be run "live".  We've inset the legs of the Vacuum Reel Stands on our Boom Packages a bit more, to allow them to be even further over van wheel wells. 

 

New Products Now Available:

Mounting Kit for Low Profile Supply Reels onto Our Standard- Height Vacuum Reels

These new "universal" kits make it much easier than before to install an In- Line Reel Package.  This is because the need for van- model- specific mounts for the upper Low Profile Supply Reels, has been eliminated.  Instead of the necessity of mounting the upper LPSR onto the van walls or ceiling, it's mounted directly to the vacuum reel.  We mount the kits to the vacuum reels before shipping. All you need to do is mount the upper LPSR onto the kit, and install the Vacuum Reel as usual.

If you can install a Vaccum Reel, you can install an In- Line (formerly, "Triangle") Package!

 

Boom- mounted Low Profile Reels

With the introduction of our new Boom design for LPSR's, you can now get closer to the wall than ever on our 300 ft. capacity Boom Packages. (These do require live swivels, as LPSR's don't accommodate sets of quick disconnects in the storage area well.)

 

Vac Hose Connector for our Vacuum Hose Reels

These new connectors allow connection of any hose cuff (including locking cuffs) directly to our hose reel.  They are available in 2" and 2.5" diameter, for 2" hose and 2.5" hose, respectively.  And they are now included on all of our Electric Rewind Vacuum Hose Reels.

 

Vacuum Reel Stand

We now have Vacuum Reel Stands, to raise vacuum reels up off of the floor of high- roof vans. This allows the space under  the stands to be used for additional cargo space.

We have also inset the legs on one side of our stands, to allow positioning of the stands to be slightly over van wheel wells. Doing so, reduces the effective width of floor space required to install a stand and reel by 3 to 5 inches, depending upon the model.

Boom Mounts for Narrow Profile Supply Reels  and Low Profile Supply Reels, which mount to the underside of the Vacuum Reel Stand and suspends those reels over the floor, in front of the Vacuum Reel, maintains access to cargo space under our Vacuum Reel Stands.

The overall length of the Vacuum Reel Stand, with reels, including an Xtra Tall Vacuum Reel, allows for it to be installed out the side door, as well as out the back door, of Dodge ProMaster vans.

 

Dual Floor Stand for Narrow Profile Supply Reels:

Our Supply Reel Floor Stands have, as a central advantage over similar floor stands, the feature that their frames are open, so that live swivels and connecting plumbing can conveniently be installed. (Of course, being built like a tank is another advantage.)

Single Floor Stands provide a floor- mounted base for 1 Narrow Profile Supply Reel to be mounted at floor level.

Horizontal Dual Floor Stands allow for 2 Narrow Profile Supply Reels to be mounted, side- by- side.

Vertical Dual Floor Stands allow for 2 Narrow Profile Supply Reels to be mounted over and under.

The axles that Narrow Profile Supply Reels turn on, now have shaft collars. Adding these collars essentially extends the thread length that the lock bolt passes through, so that the bolt simply can't strip out.

We've also added a hole at the top, to serve as a location for the rewind switch for an electric rewind hose reel.  This allows the position of the switch for our electric rewind vacuum reels, to be located there.  This has been done with the idea that these stands will often be installed in front of one of our electric rewind vacuum hose reels, so that you will be able to conveniently reach the switch on the stand, which is much closer to the door, than if it was on the vacuum reel.

 

Van-Model- Specific Reel Packages:

Installation kits for most vans are now available and in stock.

These kits allow you to install our reels in ways that use the minimum amount of space and leave the maximum amount of cargo space available as a result.

Kits include:

Van Model Kit Description
GMC Cargo Van Triangle Reel Configuration: Van Rear Door
  Triangle Reel Configuration: Van Center Door
  Wall Bracket for Narrow Profile Supply Reels
  Ceiling Mount for Vacuum Reels
Ford Cargo Van Wall Bracket for Narrow Profile Supply Reels
Ford Transit Van Triangle Reel Kit for Rear Door
  Center Mount Kit for Low Profile Reel at Ceiling
  Ceiling Mount Kit for Vacuum Reel at Rear Door
  Wall Bracket for Narrow Profile Supply Reels
Dodge ProMaster Wall Bracket for Narrow Profile Supply Reels
  Ceiling Mount for Vacuum Reel
Mercedes Sprinter Ceiling Mount for Vacuum Reels
Nissan NV Vans Triangle Reel Configuration: Van Rear Door
  Wall Bracket for Narrow Profile Supply Reels
More coming soon  

 

New "Riveted" Appearance

All of our hose reels now have a specific "industrial, riveted" appearance characteristic in common.  They are not truly riveted, but the use of carriage bolts to secure parts together makes them appear to be. The resulting appearance provides a unique "first- glance" impression that everyone will recognize and appreciate.

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Triangle Reel Configuration Van Packages

With the completed design of the Low Profile Supply Reels, designed to be mounted on the floor of a van, in front of a vacuum reel, for the narrowest possible profile, we now have a way to mount the same Low Profile Reel up high, near the ceiling.  This prevents the necessity of having a supply reel mounted on the side of the vacuum reel and ensures the minimum width requirement (a.k.a. "footprint") possible in van installations.