Posted on 04/12/2021
Springtime is something we all look forward to – spring marks the return of longer days, warmer temperatures, and new blooms. For agriculture professionals like farmers, spring is much more than a change in weather. It’s planting season, which means new crops, budding pastures, and busy days ahead. Whether you’re raising cattle for dairy or harvesting crops from the field, the right reel is like an extra hand on the farm to make your operation run more smoothly and efficiently.
Reels can be used to help with a wide variety of applications on the farm including, washdown, high-pressure spraying, lubrication, refueling, welding, applying pesticides, equipment servicing and watering. Hose reels can increase safety, improve productivity and stand up to rough everyday use. See below how reels can take a load off of your day.
Reels Can Protect Equipment and Increase Safety and Sanitation
Without a reel, hose is usually left tangled, unorganized, and laying on the ground. This causes a variety of safety and sanitation issues. Hose on the ground in any work area is a major tripping hazard for employees which can cause a fall or serious injury. A reel makes it easy to store hose in an organized way, protecting everyone.
If your hose is constantly kinked, it can lead to a build-up of bacteria inside of the hose and contaminate your environment or products. Reels are designed to properly store your hose in a safe and clean fashion. A stainless-steel constructed reel will automatically boost sanitation because the material is easy to clean and can weather harsh outdoor environments with little corrosion.
A reel also helps prevents damage to equipment. Hoses and nozzle heads can be very expensive in some applications and if they're secured on a reel then there is a smaller chance of crushing or piercing the hose.
When your hose is wound onto a reel, it will be out-of-the way, easily accessible and kink-free, contributing to a safer and cleaner operation.
Reels Improve Productivity
When you’re working in agriculture, you’re responsible for maintaining acres of land and you require long lengths of hose to water and fertilize hard-to-reach areas. Wrestling with hundreds of feet of hose can eat up valuable time throughout the day. Reels with power-rewind options like electric and hydraulic can decrease deployment and pick-up time considerably.
One of our customers, Bob Nance of H&H Farm Machines put it this way: “Sometimes you are working with up to 400 feet of hose and need to move quickly to accomplish the day’s work. Power-rewind reels save you the time you need to make that possible.” With less energy dedicated to winding and rewinding hose, more time can be spent taking care of crops or livestock.
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A large amount of hose doesn’t have to mean a big and bulky reel. At Hannay, you can expect a compact frame design that is custom built to your specifications. This means your reel can handle long lengths of hose with a minimal footprint, making for an all-around more efficient workplace. Our reels come with a broad range of mounting options to fit your needs like trailer-, truck-, or wall-mounted. If you need a reel to move with you, there are portable reels available as well.
You Can Rely on the Right Reel Day after Day
Work on the farm can be tough on your equipment, especially on reels. The right reel will be manufactured with weather-proof and corrosion resistant features so you can count on it to work when you need it. At Hannay, our reels are durable, dependable, and well-constructed of heavy-gauge steel with exclusive features like precision bearings, welded or riveted frames, and heavy gauge rolled-edge discs. We make sure our products are built to stand up to the daily use of herbicides, pesticides and hot water, as well as unpredictable outdoor elements like wind, rain, sun, dirt, and dust.
“With the responsibility of keeping plants alive for many years, our customers demand equipment that will last that long. That’s why we have partnered with Hannay for over 35 years,” said Bob Nance of H&H Farm Machines. We’re proud to manufacture high-quality reels for the agriculture industry.
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