Anyone that has done any real gardening or lawn care can tell you moving, coiling, or uncoiling the hose is something they would all like to see get a lot easier. The difference between having a garden hose reel cart and not having one becomes apparent almost right away.
There are many different types of hose reels but if you are planning on having a big yard or a big garden you need a serious reel to handle the workload.
The hose reel cart comes in various sizes for whatever needs the lawn owner or gardener has. Customarily the hose reel carts come in three sizes. These sizes are for the most part determined by their capacity, how many lengths of hose they can comfortably carry. The capacity is most usually based upon the use of the standard 5/8” hose.
The cart sizes come in 100’, 200’, 250’, and 300’ lengths. The smallest hose cart with a 100’ foot capacity can usually be managed with a single hand. Constructed with pneumatic wheels and carefully balanced so tipping is not an issue this small cart is very good for going over some rough terrain.
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The second-sized hose reel cart as you can guess is already quite a bit bigger. This cart is usually made of very heavy plastic or aluminum. The models can differ; some are two-wheeled while there are a few four-wheeled carts. These larger carts now are being aimed for more commercial or industrial use more than the homeowner. They are very sturdy with a low center of gravity to prevent tipping. Models can be purchased that also have a small basket attached for carrying those few odds and ends with you.
- Perfect for Professional/Commercial garden/Landscaping needs
- Keeps hose neat and ready to use, Holds up to 300-feet of 5/8-inch hose (hose not included)
- Features 13 gauge steel construction, durable powder coat finish for weather resistant use, 90 degree brass swivel connector
- 5-foot inlet hose included, all brass/galvanized fixtures, Storage basket for frequently used tools, Requires some assembly
- Low center of gravity provides added stability to keep this cart from tipping, 2-15.5" spoked pneumatic tires
Many Garden Hose Reel Cart can be modified
Many garden carts can be modified for whatever use you need. Many times in an industrial setting or when it needs to be used in rough terrain larger back wheels are necessary. There are times even with that larger carrying capacity than the two front wheels should be taken off altogether giving the cart the back tilt it needs to transport easily.
The largest of the carts for personal use are those that carry the 300’ lengths. These carts are for the most part a heavier grade but still balanced against tipping and set with larger wheels for easier transport. A Garden hose reel cart is the best way to go if you find yourself needing to cover a larger than normal amount of lawn or garden.
How Much Garden Hose Do I Need?
If you are in need of a new garden hose reel, then of course you will want to take great care to ensure that you purchase the proper amount of garden hose to suit your needs. After all, the last thing that you want is to realize that you do not have enough hose to reach your garden that desperately needs watering. Fortunately, figuring out just how much hose you need is a relatively simple process.
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For starters, you will want to consider the overall size of your yard. If you plan on watering your lawn using the hose, then you should make sure that your hose will reach the entire diameter from all directions. On the other hand, if you would rather opt for a smaller hose, then you may be able to get away with simply buying a sprinkler attachment.
Furthermore, consider whether or not you have garden areas that you will need to reach with your hose. Then, measure the length of hose that you will need to be able to comfortably reach these areas. From there, you should have a good idea as to how large of a hose you will need to purchase for your yard.