Model Overview Video
Watch this short 90 second video, which will give you a brief overview of our portable hose reels. Discover the unique features, versatility and applications for which these versatile models are best suited.
Extreme-Duty, No-Break Construction
Rugged, rustproof metal construction, along with stainless steel hardware and an over-sized 1-1/2" tubular frame, delivers years of commercial-duty durability and reliable performance. Coated with a high-grade, Spartan-bronze powder coat finish, this hose reel also features all-rubber, flat-free tires. Eley garden hose reels are backed by our industry-leading 10-Year No-Break and No-Rust warranty!
Revolutionary, No-Leak Plumbing
Forget about leaks. Included with every hose reel, the entire plumbing on all ELEY garden hose reels consists of just two ultra-durable components; our brass & stainless steel swivel (or rotary union) and our 6-1/2 foot polyurethane inlet hose, (also referred to as a jumper hose). Eley garden hose reels are backed by our industry-leading 10-Year No-Leak guarantee!
Practical, Easy-To-Use Functionality
We're not just the strongest hose reel on the market, we're also one of the most enjoyable to use. A number of features were specifically designed in to make your watering tasks easier and frustration-free. Our revolutionary cam-lever brake, along with a comfort-grip crank handle, an innovative hose strap, smooth-spin axle bushings, and grab-n-go push/pull handle bars, all combine to take the 'work' out of your watering and cleaning activities. Left-handed? No problem. Our proprietary design allows for either left or right-hand rewinding. For those that need them, there are also a couple optional kits which can increase the functionality of your hose reel. The Extra-Capacity Kit, will increase the hose capacity, while the Quad-Wheel Kit, will convert the cart reel into a more stable 4-wheel wagon.
Specs & Dimensions
Please note, hose capacities may vary depending on hose brand & style. All reels come equipped with a 5/8" inlet hose and a full-flow 3/4" goose-neck swivel. To convert the hose reel to a complete 3/4" flow reel, simply upgrade the inlet hose to a 3/4" inlet hose (not sold by ELEY).
|5/8" Capacity||150 feet||45 meters|
|5/8" Capacity (with Extra-Capacity Kit)||225 feet||65 meters|
|3/4" Capacity||100 feet||30 meters|
|3/4" Capacity (with Extra-Capacity Kit)||170 feet||52 meters|
|Maximum Pressure||150 PSI||10 bar|
|Shipping Weight||35 lbs.||11 kg|
|Extra-Capacity Kit Weight||2 lbs.||1 kg|
|Quad-Wheel Kit Weight||9 lbs.||4 kg|
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2 Wheels vs. 4 Wheels? Which is right for me?
Without question, this is the most asked question regarding this model. The primary differences involve balance, mobility and price. The Quad-Wheel Kit, which converts the 2-wheel cart into a 4-wheel wagon will add $50 to the price tag. What does that $50 buy you? First, it will buy you a bit more 'non-tip' stability. The two additional tires out front adds another 7-1/2" to the width of the front part of the frame and makes it slightly more stable than the 2-wheel model. Also remember that another significant factor with regards to the hose reel's tippiness has to do with how tight you set the tension on the adjustable cam-lever brake. Second, the Quad-Wheel Kit allows to you maneuver the unit with a simple push/pull action (like a grocery cart), rather than the tip & push/pull action of the 2-wheel cart. The 2-wheel model will require you to balance the unit while either pushing or pulling it to the desired location. There really is no balancing involved with the 4-wheel model. However, unlike a grocery cart, the 4-wheel model does not have front wheels that turn. So you'll still have to either lift the two rear wheels, or the two front wheels, in order to change direction with the 4-wheel model. The two extra tires on the front of the 4-wheel wagon does add about 8 more pounds that you'll have to lift-by-tipping, in order to change direction. We do have a number of customers who state that they believe the 2-wheel cart offers better turn-on-a-dime maneuvering than the 4-wheel wagon. One last point to consider is that you don't have to make the decision right now. The Quad-Wheel Kit is an optional upgrade that can always be purchased at a later date and used to easily upgrade an already assembled 2-wheel cart. One advantage to buying both now, is that you would be saving about $7 from the total shipping costs of having to ship you the Quad-Wheel Kit at a later date
Are longer lengths of inlet hoses available?
Yes. All hose reels come standard with a 6-1/2 ft. x 5/8" polyurethane garden hose. If you need a longer length or size of hose, we do offer a 12 foot length. These hoses can be purchased to add-on to, or replace the standard inlet hose. Our inlet hose selection can be viewed on our Inlet Hose page.
Can the reel be converted to 3/4" flow?
Yes. The entire internal plumbing of all Eley garden hose reels consists of two components, 1) the inlet hose and 2) the brass swivel. The standard inlet hose that is supplied with each reel is 5/8" ID. However, our patented brass swivel is a full-flow 3/4" swivel. So to convert the reel to 3/4" flow, simply replace the 5/8" inlet hose with a 3/4" inlet hose of your choosing. At this time, Eley does not offer 3/4" inlet hoses.
When is the Extra-Capacity Kit needed?
Although the maximum hose capacity of the 'standard-capacity' hose reel is 150 feet of 5/8" ID hose, it must be reeled back in very carefully and neatly to get the entire 150 feet of length onto the reel. If you need 150 feet or more of hose, we highly recommend that you upgrade the hose reel with the Extra-Capacity Kit. Likewise, the maximum length of 5/8" ID hose that can be stored on an Extra-Capacity hose reel is 225 feet. Again, that maximum length will need to wrapped onto the reel very slowly and neatly if you want it all to fit. Comfortable lengths on the large-capacity reel would be our 200 or 225 feet of hose.
Will it easily tip over?
Our portable wheeled hose reels are not easily tipped over. While the addition of the optional Quad-Wheel Kit does add a bit more stability, the primary factor in the reel tipping over is how tight you set the adjustable cam-lever brake. More information on the cam-lever brake can be viewed in the first 90 seconds of our User-Friendly Features video. Also, depending on which configuration you chose, these reels weigh 35 pounds or more and has a 2 foot wide by 2 foot deep base. The center of gravity of the unit is designed to keep the cart upright.
See More Common Questions
Are replacement parts available?
Yes. Eley stocks parts for our proprietary products in two conveniently located warehouses and can ship in a matter of just hours. Parts can be ordered from this website or by calling customer service at 1-866-523-2363, Mon-Fri, 8 AM-5 PM CST.
What kind of post-sale support do you provide?
The quality of our customer service is just as important to us as the quality of our products. Our business hours are MON-FRI, 8am-5pm, (CST). Phone calls are typically answered within 3 rings and you'll be greeted in-person, by a live customer service professional from right here in America's heartland, (no automated answering menu). During off-hours, you'll also be able to reach out to us by email using our Contact Us Form. During business hours, emails are replied to in a matter of minutes. The Support section of this website also offers excellent 24/7/365 customer support. You can also read some customer feedback about our post-sale support.
Are the reels available in different colors?
Eley garden hose reels are only available in our "Spartan bronze" color. This attractive, neutral bronze color was selected for its unique ability to blend in and look great with almost any color of siding, brick, stucco, wood and other surfaces.
Is this product rated as Drinking Water Safe?
Not quite yet. The brass used in the inlet hose fittings and the swivel prevent this model from being sold as a "Drinking Water Safe" product. However, we are planning on upgrading these components to lead-free brass in the very near future.
Do you make larger capacities reels?
The largest capacity hose reel available from Eley is any of our standard models modified with our Extra-Capacity Kit. Equipped with this optional kit, our reels can hold up to 225 feet of 5/8" hose or 170 feet of 3/4" hose.
Is any assembly required?
Yes. However, the assembly process is not difficult. The assembly instruction manuals can be viewed on our Owner's Manual page.
Can I use thread locking compound on the stainless steel screws during assembly?
ELEY does not advise using a thread locking compound, whether it be low, medium or high strength. The reason is; if removal is required at a later time, there are a number of places where you are not able to access both the nut and the screw to hold them properly if a thread locker has been used.
Do the reels come with a level-wind option?
At this time Eley does not offer a level-wind feature on our garden hose reels. Also known as hose guides, a level-wind is designed to guide the hose back and forth onto the reel while rewinding.
What maintenance is required?
Eley garden hose reels are completely maintenance free. However, if you live in a winter climate, be sure to winterize the reel to protect it from freeze damage. View our winterizing Video.