Live connection reels have a special hardware feature that enables the continuous flow of the pressure hose while still on the reel. Then there are the storage reels that are intended to hold cable, hose, paper, or rope basically continual items for quite a long period. Product specifications and the methods of rewinding is what set these hose reels apart.
Hose reels can be wound manually or automatically with the use of motors. Manual reels require a hand crank for operation, while motorized reels operate on electricity, hydraulics, internal spring and pneumatics. Hose reels are measured in inches, yards, feet, miles, centimeters, meters, kilometers, and millimeters as well.