Guide to Choosing a Coxreels Hose Reel

With the wide selection of hose reels available, it may not be easy to find the one that meets your needs. If you are unsure which hose reel would be right for you, there are a number of things consider before deciding on a particular model. Here are some helpful hints to keep in mind:

Determine Hose Specifications

  • You will need to be aware of what size hose you plan to use, including:
    • Overall Length
    • Inner Diameter
    • Outer Diameter
  • Make sure the hose meets the needs of the application:
    • Temperature Rating
    • Pressure Rating
    • Product being used (air, water, oil, etc.)
  • Try to allow for slightly more hose capacity than you need
  • Having a greater hose length than you need will help protect the hose by keeping it within the disc diameter of the reel
  • Lower quality hoses can expand or contract along with pressure changes, affecting the performance of the reel

Different Types of Rewind

  • Spring Driven- Hose rewinds on its own without needing electricity
  • Hand Crank- Hose rewinds through manual control
  • Motor Driven- Uses electric, air or hydraulic power to rewind the hose
  • All three types require the hose or cord to be guided in order to wrap evenly

Types of Mounting Styles

  • Floor/Ceiling (Standard mount for most reels, unless otherwise noted, except for the T, EN, SD, SP, & DP series)
  • Wall/Truck (T, EN, SD series standard mount)
  • Bottom/Truck & Down
  • Standard (Drag) - (SP & DP series standard mount)

Additional Things to Keep in Mind

  • Make sure the swivel joint is compatible with the hose and at an ideal size for the job
  • Hoses with smaller diameters and having smaller fittings will allow the reel to store a greater length of hose
  • Accessories needed such as roller brackets or hose stops, which are sold separately
  • Different reels are more suited for different applications - View our full list here.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 800-966-2345 or email us at

Tips on Choosing a Coxreels Hose Reel