Bazooka Farmstar Hose Reels Compared

Posted by Sydney Greiner on

How Does Each Roll-Up Against One Another?

Death by choice is a reel thing. Having options is great, but too many of them can leave you feeling overwhelmed and less likely to find your appropriate solution.

Taking this into account, we are owning up to our "just in case" tendency, or depending on how you look at it, our solution-based mindset. We plan to offer this type of hose reel, with this capacity, with this widget, just in case there is an end-user that needs this specific configuration. Hence, the creation of this blog.

BF 1810 Standard Hose Reel

Pictured above: 1810 Standard Hose Reel

Here's a high-level overview of our hose reel product lines to give you a more practical means of viewing and considering our extensive offering. Before we get to the good part, we will let you in on a secret that will help you determine our hose reel capacities now and in the future as the category grows.

Large and mid-capacity reels naming convention:

  • The first two digits indicate the number of 660' sections of 6" lay flat hose the hose reel holds.
  • The last two digits indicate the number of 660' sections of 8" lay flat hose the hose reel holds.

Small capacity reels naming convention:

  • The first two digits indicate the number of 660' sections of 6" lay flat hose the hose reel holds.
  • The last two digits are zeros. 

Now, let's get to what you came here for.

Large Capacity Hose Reels:

The 2416 Hose Reel is our largest capacity offering, holding:
Referencing 660' sections.

  • 24-sections of 6" lay flat hose (3 miles).
  • 18-sections of 7.25" lay flat hose (2.25 miles).
  • 16-sections of 8" lay flat hose (2 miles).
  • 9-sections of 10" lay flat hose (1.125 miles).

We offer two hose reel models at this capacity. Both 2416 models are great options for anyone who works with larger diameter hoses and needs a solution that comfortably fits the volume that comes with larger hoses or anyone who works with smaller diameter hoses and wants to reduce the number of hose reels on their fleet. With the sheer size of the reels being equal and the option to integrate Quantum Drive System technology, hydraulic brakes, etc., the model for you is based on operator preference. We've outlined some of the key differentiating features across models to help you connect the dots.

2416 Standard Hose Reel
2416 Standard Hose Reel
• A level wind is incorporated for guiding the hose and couplers onto the hose reel.
• The level wind can spin 180° and lock in place for more precise hose placement in ditches and next to fences.
• More compact, lightweight design that sits lower to the ground for a high level of stability.

2416 Crossfire Series Hose Reel
2416 Crossfire Series Hose Reel

• The reel pivots back and forth to precisely guide the hose and couplers onto the hose reel.
• There is storage space for tools and parts with built-in storage baskets on the front of the hose reel frame.
• The reel sits higher off the ground, making the line of vision more level with the tractor cab.


The 1810 Hose Reels are one step down from the 2416 models from a capacity standpoint, holding:
Referencing 660' sections.

  • 18-sections of 6" lay flat hose (2.25 miles).
  • 12-sections of 7.25" lay flat hose (1.5 miles)
  • 10-sections of 8" lay flat hose (1.25 miles).
  • 6-sections of 10" lay flat hose (.75 miles).

Like our 2416 hose reels, we offer two models at this capacity. Both models are great options for anyone who prefers a slightly smaller hose reel that is easy to maneuver, specifically from site-to-site, or anyone who runs a small-to-mid-size hose diameter. Again, we've outlined some of the key differentiating features across the models.

1810 Standard Hose Reel
1810 Standard Hose Reel
• Extremely reactive, single axle pivoting design.
• Simple and easy to operate. - New, chain-drive model available.
• More compact, lightweight design that sits lower to the ground for a high level of stability.

1810 Crossfire Series Hose Reel
1810 Crossfire Series Hose Reel
• The reel pivots back and forth to precisely guide the hose and couplers onto the hose reel.
• There is storage space for tools and parts with built-in storage baskets on the front of the hose reel frame.
• The reel sits higher off the ground, making the line of vision more level with the tractor cab.
• DOT compliant, ringing in at 8' 5" wide.

 

Mid-Capacity Hose Reel:

Next in line is the mid-capacity, 1408 Hose Reel, holding:
Referencing 660' sections.

  • 14-sections of 6" lay flat hose (1.75 miles).
  • 10-sections of 7.25" lay flat hose (1.25 miles).
  • 8-sections of 8" lay flat hose (1 mile). 

Our mid-size-capacity reel is a solid option for anyone who runs a small-to-mid-size hose diameter or anyone who pumps less than 2 miles from the manure source. The 1408 Hose Reel is also a good option when the price is sensitive, but know you have the option to upgrade your reel with Quantum Drive System technology and other nice-to-have features like cameras for better visibility when winding and unwinding hose.

1408 Hose Reel
1408 Standard Hose Reel

• Simple and easy to operate with a compact level wind design.
A level wind is incorporated for guiding the hose and couplers onto the hose reel.
• More compact, lightweight design that sits lower to the ground for stability.


Small Capacity Hose Reels:

Last but not least, our small capacity hose reels. Choose between our 1000 or 700 Hose Reel models for a "down and dirty" solution to store and move smaller diameters and volumes of hose. Referencing 660' sections for capacities listed below.

1000 Hose Reel
1000 Hose Reel

• Holds 10-sections of 6" lay flat hose (1.25 miles).
• Simple and easy to operate with a compact level wind design.

700 Hose Reel
700 Hose Reel

• Holds 7-sections of 6" lay flat hose (Just under 1 mile).
• Simple and compact design that is easy to operate.


We have embraced our "just in case" tendency (or a solution-based mindset, if you will). We hope this high-level overview of our hose reels, helps you better navigate the differences between each offering so you can better align your operation with the appropriate solution.

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