I have decided to give you at least one response by asking,what is a no crank hose reel. Who manufactures them? Perhaps you will get a few more responses by offering additional information. The photo shows a no crank hose reel that I have but I don't think you would want one of these.
I own 2 of them and I think they are great. When you're done watering all you do is flip a lever on the side of the hose reel housing and the water pressure activates the reel and rolls the hose up. I got them for $50 ea at Home Depot about 2 years ago.
Please look at Dan_L response. It is a hose that - When you're done watering all you do is flip a lever on the side of the hose reel housing and the water pressure activates the reel and rolls the hose up.
Yes, it was! It was about 3 1/2 feet long and had 8 rattles on it's tail. I couldn't figure out why the hose had stopped rolling up. Come to find out, the snake had gotten caught in the hose. I guess the snake thought that it had found a nice cozy place to rest! It did scare the you-know-what out of me! I called DH at work and he told me to stay in the house until he got home. I had to go out once, though, to turn off the water. The whole hose reel unit started shaking violently with built-up water pressure. Sticking my hand down there to turn off the water had to be the most brave thing that I have ever done! I think that the scariest part is that I had been reaching down to turn the water off and on all morning without even noticing the rattle snake! Here is a picture of it's head (DH was pushing on the neck with a shovel!)