by Dean Dean


This HOSE REEL FITTINGS video post features new fittings now available at Doug Rucker Store.  When talking about hook up for a pressure hose, there are a couple of other videos available on my YouTube channel.  One of them is a three stack reel kit, and another focusing on selection and installation.  There are a couple of fittings that now offer, which makes things a little bit easier.  I am now using these fittings myself and use them for all of our builds moving forward.  In the past, we would hard plumb the hose to the reel with a 1/2 inch bushing.  The are several variable fittings that I mention in the video as well, so be sure and pay close attention!


Quick Connect Fittings are always part of my hose reel fittings set up.  In fact, I use them anywhere and everywhere I possibly can.  It makes things much easier to change things out or make repairs.  It also saves alot of time both on the job and in the shop.  We now have the General Pump quick connect sets in 1/2 inch thread X 3/8 end.  This eliminates the need for a bushing.  At the 3:10 time stamp, you’ll see an example of both and the visual differences between the two.  While opions vary on this, my preference is to always use brass over stainless steel when available.


There are several reel brands available on our website.  They include Hannay, Kings, Steel Eagle, and General Pump.  This video demonstration uses the Hannay brand but this video applies the same way to all four brands.  They start with a 1/2 fitting on the manifold, and a 1/2 swivel on the other side. Don’t forget the teflon tape and loxeal for these kinds of installs.  The 4:50 time stamp begins with in depth instruction and the entire video is approximately 20 minutes.  If you have any questions about this video, please dont hesitate to ask in the comments section.  You may also send an email to or call or text 281-623-1223.  Check out all of our training events coming up soon!