Gear: Elkhart Sidewinder
Elkhart SidewinderElkhart Brass
|Average Rating:||(4 Votes)|
Awesome addition to any truck, but mostly for brush. Joystick controlled, bumper mounted, has controls for on/off, up/down/left/right, fog/straight stream. We have one on our new CAFS brush truck and it is awesome. The envy of everyone at a brush fire. Here is copy from the site: Designed as a front bumper turret monitor for wildland firefighting operations • Can also be used for de-icing operations, dust abatement and many other applications • Constructed of durable, lightweight Elk-O-Lite • Flow Efficient 2.0" vaned waterway • Choose from three constant flow nozzle sizes for flows of 15 to 350 GPM • Stainless steel worm gears fully enclosed for protection from the elements • Vertical travel 135°, (90° above to 45° below horizontal) • Horizontal travel available 180° or 334° (please specify) • Double ball races with stainless steel bearings • Electric gear motors totally enclosed and sealed • Manual override in the event of power failure • Operating voltage 12VDC or 24VDC with maximum draw of 4 amps • Motors available either slow speed (65.5:1), fast speed (19.7:1) or combination of both (please specify) • 2.0" NPT female inlet • 1.5" NHT male outlet • Finish red urethane enamel • Control system includes: One (1) epoxy encapsulated control module, one (1) weather tight control box with 4 double throw toggle switches (water on/off, monitor up/down, monitor right/left, and nozzle straight/fog), and three (3) wiring harnesses with waterproof connectors • Optional joy stick control box available at additional cost
- chase1, Wed, 19 Dec 2007 06:56:43 UTC.
- 1st review
It is awesome, has great controls, and keeps everyone safe by being able to start the pump and be run completely from the cab. Can attack most any fire you can drive within 100 feet of. Only drawback is the quick-disconnects are aluminum, so you shouldn't leave it mounted all the time or it will waller out the connector, but it can be attached and hooked up in 30 seconds, or you can order it hard mounted.
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