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Akron Brass Expands Reel Product Line

Issue 3 and Volume 13.

Extenda-Lite telescopic pole
Extenda-Lite telescopic pole
Low profile booster reel
Low profile booster reel
Compact electric rewind cord reel
Compact electric rewind cord reel

With the introduction of a low profile booster hose reel and compact cord reel, Akron Brass has added to its growing family of electric rewind reel products.

By being lower in height and not requiring as much compartment depth as similar reels, the new low profile booster hose reel can fit in spaces where others cannot, according to the maker. With a capacity of 250 feet of .75-inch or 150 feet of 1-inch hose, the reel is designed for brush trucks, skid units, off-road utility vehicles and the rear body compartments of apparatus.

As with other Akron Brass products, the low profile booster hose reel is durable with a powder-coated paint finish and stainless steel hardware. Other standard features include a protective chain guard, hand crank and tension control. The reel is backed by a 5-year warranty, including the electric motor.

Akron has also designed a compact electric rewind cord reel with an uncommonly short 11.5-inch height. It can hold 100 feet of 10/3 600-volt cable or 150 feet of 12/3 600-volt cable. With its compact frame and disc design, the reel can easily fit in a 12-inch tall void. Stand it upright, and it can be mounted on a 12-inch deep shelf without overhanging the back wall of a compartment, the company said. This reel also has a 5-year warranty.

Another new product feature relates to the Akron Brass Extenda-Lite telescopic pole family of items. Akron is now incorporating a new mechanical locking collar its Extenda-POD tripods, push-up and pull-up poles and swiveling bases.

The new locking collar for these poles was designed for ease of use while wearing gloves and with its knurled surface area, a good grip can be maintained during the worst conditions, according to the company. With its clear anodized coating and low friction internal parts, the company said it cannot be over tightened and will provide years of reliable service. The new locking collar mechanism is backed by an Akron 5-year warranty.

For information call 800-228-1161 or go to www.akronbrass.com.

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