Graco Inc. has introduced a new line of hose reels to meet the servicing needs of heavy-duty vehicles.
The new XD 40 and XD 50 hose reels incorporate a patent-pending exclusive swivel design that reduces pressure drop and can help to increase fluid flow rates, which are critically important for servicing large equipment, the company says.
“A large piece of construction or mining equipment can often hold several hundred gallons of fluids, which takes time to fill,” says Laura Evanson, Graco product marketing manager. “Graco’s highly engineered solution moves more fluid faster, and the unique swivel design has less pressure drop which can improve flow rates.”
Pressure drop for a bare XD 40 or XD 50 at 24 gallons (91 liters) per minute with 10-weight oil is 3.2 psi (.22 bar), compared to 18.7 psi (1.3 bar) for 700 Series hose reels.
“Graco’s innovative open flow design means technicians spend less time filling vehicles, which allows the vehicles to operate for more time each day,” says Evanson.
Graco says the new reels are manufactured with strong, corrosion resistant materials designed for extended life. Standard models come complete with factory-installed hoses to save labor and installation time. Graco says it also offers bare hose reels for installing customer specified hoses, which increases the number of potential usage applications. The XD 40 and XD 50 hose reels improve efficiencies, provide faster service and are designed to withstand the extreme operating environments often encountered when servicing heavy-duty equipment.