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Powered Garden Hose Reel
"I had owned two factory-made plastic power reels but both kept failing because of stripped gears. They were too small to handle my 175 ft. of garden hose. So I decided to build my own powered garden hose reel," says Kenneth Hall, Purvy, Mo.
  He bought a 4-wheeled steel hose reel unit from Northern Tool and a gear reduction motor from Surplus Center (www.surpluscenter.com). He made a metal bracket to mount the motor at one end of the reel and mounted a sprocket on the motor. Then he removed the reel's original crank handle and mounted another sprocket on it.
  "The motor chain-drives the reel at about 60 rpm's and handles the 175 ft. of hose very well," says Hall.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kenneth Hall, 9245 Farm Road 2060, Purvy, Mo. 65734 (ph 417 442-3843).

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2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3