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GrippaReel V1 - Black Electric & Manual WFP Low Pressure Steel Water Reel


 NB:-  The ELECTRIC version of this reel should ONLY be used with 6mm hose - use of 8mm hose will nullify the guarantee

  • NOW Comes as standard with Friction Brake to set the speed of the drum turn and prevent bird nesting of the hose.
  • NOW Comes as standard with Locking Pin to lock the drum when in transit.

  • Made in the UK with High Quality Construction
  • Robust Durable Build
  • Quick Release Design
  • Mild Steel Powder Coated Steel Chassis Construction. Click here to order our stainless version or blue mild steel version
  • Available as Hand Cranked (Left-handed or Right-handed)   or Chain-less Gearbox Driven Electric Hose Reel
  • Assisted pull out and Auto Clutch
  • Extended 2 Year Warranty
  • Stackable as Standard (2 manual, 2 electric, or one of each)
  • Remote Control Available on Electric Versions  (limited to 50mtrs 'line of sight' operation for safety reasons)
  • Accepts 100 metres of 8mm Minibore or 6mm Microbore
  • Minimal maintenance required - a little PTFE spray (see 'Related Products' on the right of this page) on the gears is all that is needed
  • View our product comparsion sheet here.

Brand: GrippaTank LTD

Product Code: GH-VS1-BK

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From £249.95 plus 20% vat £299.94

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"Please note the GrippaReels are proving to be extremely popular currently and we are thus building each reel to order. If you need your reel urgently, please call to confirm lead time"

The newest addition to the GrippaTank product range, the GrippaREEL is 9 years in the making.

Based purely on an extensive customer wish list, along with the wealth of experience we have gained on the thousands of installations carried out thus far, it has been specifically designed to be used in conjunction with our GrippaMAX cleaning system.  The various options of hose reels have been tested by our product testers over the past year, with active ongoing development based on feedback having been received.

This product is intended to make the cleaning operatives life easier and less tiring, as well as making it safer.

Packed with features, our range includes:

•  Available in powder coated steel (select blue or black) or stainless steel.

• Fixed floor mounted reel which can be easily removed without tools within seconds (*if quick release base is purchased)!

• Stackable as standard - no additional racking required. Using the revolutionary StakaReel technology as standard, the reels simply slot on top of each other, giving you much needed space on demand.  Stack 2 manual, 2 electric, or one of each

• Built from a combination of high-quality steel components, it’s not only strong and durable but lightweight and easy to handle

• Available as either hand cranked, or chainless gear box driven electric versions, the GH-VS1 range can be used for low pressure (up to 300psi) with ½” 50 metre hose and 100 metres of 8mm or 6mm hose.

•  The chainless electric motor has been specifically concealed as part of the core product design, making it safer, more effective and efficient - no additional floor space is taken up due to the clever compact gearbox design.

• Electric reels come with the option of a remote control or wired control system  (Remote control is limited to 50mtrs 'line of sight operation - this is a safety feature) 

• Electric reels include intelligent power assisted pull out, which matches the speed of the operator pulling out the unit.

• The chainless motor is multi-directional - not just rewind.

• Variable Speed Control both on the wired and remote versions for the electric reels.

• Electric reels fitted as standard with Safety shutoff in keeping with the working machinery act.

• Easily Serviceable - all parts can be easily replaced on site

Electic Reels supplied with an Emergency Handle Assembly (in case of power failure)

Electric reels supplied with 5 metres of positive and negative cable along with conduit and fuse holder, and are designed to be VERY low on power consumpation with a maximum draw of 3 - 4 amps !   -  just connect the pos and neg feeds to your existing battery.

• Upgradeable - as with all GrippaTank products, our hose reels can be updated (to include Stainless Steel roller guides) or converted to electric at a later date (when returned to GrippaTank)

  • Weights;    Powder Coated Mildsteel: 17kg (hand cranked) or 26kg (electric) ;     Stainless Steel: 15.6kg (hand cranked) or 24.6kg (electric)

  • Dimensions:    Depth = 400mm,   Height = 445mm (+15mm QR base),   Width 350mm (bare reel)  or 450mm (for electric unit with plumbing) or 600mm (with handle and plumbing)

NB:- Note the external dimensions shown are the absolute external dimensions including the handle and plumbing connections. Even with these external dimensions, the reels will .easily sit side by side with over 250mm gap between the end of each of the handles in a new shape Vauxhall Vivaro by way of an example. 

NB: "If stacking hose reels on top of each other, we do not recommend using the quick release base for the bottom reel, but rather to bolt the bottom reel onto the vehicle. The top stacking reel can still be quick released, if a quick release base is fitted to the top of the bottom reel."

What makes our GrippaReel so unique? - Check out our product Comparison Sheet below:

FEATURES GrippaReel VS1 Waterworks Reel Purefreedom Reel Cox Electric Reel
Hand Cranked Reel Features
2 Year Warranty
Nationwide Driveway Installation Available
Fully Upgradeable
UK Spares stock and fully Serviceable
Designed and Manufactured in the UK
Stackable as Standard
Drum Locking Pin Assembly
Drum Friction Resistance Brake
Quick Release & Easily Removable**
Reel Mounted Roller Guide**
Extending Reel Mounted Roller Guide**
Pickup Truck Mount Mini Version***
Slimline Version***
Swivel Platform***
High Pressure Version***
Product Finishing Options
Blue Powder Coated Mild Steel
Black Powder Coated Mild Steel
Brushed Stainless Steel**
Custom Colour Request**
Electric Auto Reel Features
Chainless Discreet Electric Motor
Low Power Consumption
Emergency Handle Supplie
Slow & Fast Speed Control
Remote Control
Auto Clutch Control
Auto Assist Pullout
Safety Cutoff and Monitor
Low Battery Alert
Bi-Directional Motor (Reward & Forward Wind)


Additional Information

Manufacturer GrippaTank LTD

Your company make some excellent gear

Review by A.R on 27/09/2019

The manual reel is the best I’ve used ( which includes a professional Redashe reel at one point).

Very smooth reel in and good gearing on the revolution.

I honestly think it's a quality reel. Best I've used.

Delighted with my Electric GrippaReel

Review by R.F - Midlands on 15/02/2019

So given how little reviews and information for electric reels there is out there I thought I would share my experience and hopefully help and potential buyers make their minds up.

I decided last year that it was time to get an electric reel, manual winding was becoming a pain in the **** so I had a look around and came up with 4 contenders, the Power up HD, the Pure Freedom reel, the GrippaTank reel and the Cox reel. After much searching I found quite a lot of information on the power up reel, and that's about it. The power up reel is cheap and easy to fit so its undoubtedly popular so it was quickly put to the top of my list, but without any comparison I don't want to go in blindly without looking at others so I waited until the cleaning show in Stoneleigh and went to have a look at all 4, well i say all 4, no showing on the cox reel at all but the other 3 were all on display and being demo-ed.

I saw Oliver at GrippaTank first as he was hard to miss with the biggest stand right at the entrance, he ran me through the system, showed me the options, I already have a Grippa Tank system in my van and Oliver explained how it could be mounted on the tank with one of their frames that screw into mounting points on the tank, the reel had options for powder coated, and stainless steel and a remote so you can reel in as you walk back to the van, soft start, safety cut out, all very impressive. The whole system is completely upgradable too so if you go for manual reel you can upgrade to electric later, there's extendable hose guides, they were also offering a decent discount too.

I talked to the guy demo-ing the power up reel, he used the reel himself was very complimentary about the reel and had a huge pile of them ready to be taken away on the day with a 20% discount. The lack of stainless steel put me off as did the chain drive compared to the chain less drive on the GrippaTank reel.

The guys at Pure freedom showed me their reel, its very impressive, sturdy, and uses a variable speed controller to reel in the hose, safety cut outs and can be had in stainless steel, it did strike me as a fancier version of the power up though, its chain driven again, but has soft start, extendable roller guides and safety cut out if it gets snagged. The guys there were very knowledgeable but were clearly engineers and not salesmen, given that everyone was offering decent discount I asked about what they were offering and was offered a £15 (!) discount, given that most others were in the 20% area its was unfortunately taken off my list, it worked out more than the GrippaTank reel so it was a no brainer.

I went for a coffee and changed my mind 3 or 4 times but in the end it was GrippaTank that I went with, so I ordered;

Electric reel in stainless steel with roller guides

Remote control

Frame to fit my tank

Rear floor mounted roller guide

I had it all delivered and I went with a Pure freedom swivel mount to mount the reel to my frame which i was at the show, this allows me, with the configuration of the tank in my van, have to the reel mounted right by the N/S rear door so I can have the hose either out that door or out the rear doors. In practise having the hose out the side door is sooooo much better than the rear mount I used to have, I can park right outside and have the hose straight out in front of me.

Once it was all fitted it looks like this


Rear door configuration looks like this


To say I'm pleased with the end result is an understatement, its fantastic, makes life so much easier and build quality is great, the stainless steel reel is built like a tank.

The remote is good too, I can reel as I walk (as long as its in line of sight of the receiver) on bigger jobs, for smaller jobs its not worth using really but the bigger jobs is where its most useful.

GrippaTank were great with their support in getting it all ordered to my spec and fitted so a big thank you to Oliver at GrippaTank for all his help.

So in summary I can't recommend this reel highly enough, it comes at a price premium but theres a lot of technology and engineering behind it and I'm happy to pay more for a product that will likely last a lifetime.

I hope this is helpful for any potential reel buyers as I have tried to outlay all the pros and cons of the reels on the market, the reviews is also only my opinions, others will of course differ but my experience has been positive.

If anyone wants any other information or photos I will do my best to help.

Love the new Hose Reel

Review by DRF Solutions - David on 04/05/2018

I absolutely love the new hose reel, it’s amazing!

On another note could you quote me to have the hose reel converted to an electric version please?

Working a Treat!

Review by Nic Riggs on 04/05/2018

I just thought I'd send you a quick email (I know your mad busy!!).

The system is a pleasure to work with and seems to be working a treat. It was my first day out with it yesterday. Thanks for moving the work along.

Could you please tell Simon (?) the engineer, thanks for his thorough explanation and patience at the end of a long day, explaining the system to me.

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