2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Compressor-Mounted Hose Reel Swivels In Any Direction
The hose reel is mounted above the compressor on a vertical metal rod that attaches to the compressor. Chapman cut the hub off a wheelbarrow axle and mounted a bearing on each end. He welded the hub to a metal plate and bolted the plate onto the hose reel mounting bracket, then slid the hub over the rod. The hub rests on a big washer which sets on top of a short metal pin that runs through the rod.
“The swivel allows the hose reel mounting bracket to rotate sideways in any direction so that the hose reel will follow with me as I pull out the hose. I use the compressor a lot in my shop to operate various tools, so this idea really comes in handy,” says Chapman.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Donald Chapman, 6212 South Farm Road 25, Billings, Mo. 65610 (ph 417 714-0232; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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