Gear: Stryker Power-PRO XT

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Stryker Power-PRO XT

Stryker
Category: Turnout & Duty Gear
Subcategory: EMS Gear
Price: $7K-$10K
Average Rating:
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(35 Votes)
Description:

Stryker’s industry-leading powered ambulance cot answers the need for emergency transport that dramatically reduces strenuous lifting and the associated risk of back injury. Power-PRO features Stryker’s innovative powered hydraulic lift to raise and lower patients with the touch of a button. The Power-PRO’s groundbreaking design features set the standard for superior performance and outstanding ergonomics.

Member Reviews

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    emtjad, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 14:36:30 UTC.
    1st review

    With back injuries so very common in EMS, this cot takes the groan out of lifting patients with it's battery operated hydraulic system. Just push the button and the cot can lift up to a 700 lb patient. I think everyone should have one. They are just a little pricy, but worth it when you consider that the average back injury claim costs at least $15K; more if surgery is required.

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    chase1, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 14:53:58 UTC.

    I believe this is the same model that is used here. It runs on a 24 volt DeWalt battery. Lifting capacity is like 750 lbs I think. The pressure it can exert though is amazing. Supposedly medics have accidentally crushed the fold down step or bumper of the back of the unit if it was pushed in too far when bringing the wheels up to load it in the unit. It is definitely a back saver. Back when I started EMS, we had the old style manual that one person got on each side to lift and load, then we progressed to the better one that you could put one end in and lift and roll it into the unit. These are great. Best thing invented in a while.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 14 Mar 2008 21:12:31 UTC.

    love it great to use telles you when it hase about five lifts left.

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    SCFD410, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 20:47:40 UTC.

    This product is awesome i cant believe how many back injuries this will save. It is awesome.

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    cwalters, Sat, 19 Apr 2008 02:24:54 UTC.

    GOOD UNIT BUT NOT SO GOOD ON SOFT SOIL

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    Ltpitcher, Sun, 20 Apr 2008 21:00:10 UTC.

    What a great invention. My deparment is looking into purchasing one for our front line rigs and the dealer brought up a demo and left it with us for a couple of weeks and wow it was wonderful what a back saver. well worth the money evan better when paired with the striker stair chair.

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    firefighter11_160, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 02:37:23 UTC.

    when kamp ambulance got our new unit they went ahead and got this cot with it amazing. with this cot i beg to be on first truck out it makes every ones life easy i love it

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    jsweazy, Sat, 03 May 2008 23:50:16 UTC.

    Use both types of stryker stretchers. Sturdy and easy to use. Much easier to use the power Stryker for lifting to height with patient on.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 01:18:10 UTC.

    This Stryker Power cot is used in several of our local Rescue squads. If you have an issue of lack of staffing on your rigs, or the patient is very large, then this is the cot to use. It unbelivable, after you have used a NON-POWERED cot. I highly recommend it, if you can afford them.

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    Account Removed, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 18:30:33 UTC.

    wonderful, back saver! nice for inter-facility transports.

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    fireout1, Wed, 23 Jul 2008 16:38:00 UTC.

    Great cot for raising the patient but does nothing to prevent back injury due to the added weight. When you load the patient in the ambulance you have to hold the full weight of the cot and patient while the carriage raises. With the old manual cots you still have to hold the weight, but once you take the weight off the carriage you release and push and your loaded with no hesitation. Cots are extremely top heavy and not any good on soft ground. Also the added weight makes more back strain to carry up stairs when you have a patient that can't sit in the stair chair. Thank god for firefighters to assist with this Cadillac cot!

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    KVFDFFKnotts, Sun, 31 Aug 2008 02:17:56 UTC.

    AMAZING. One of the best pieces of equipment i have ever seen!!

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    emtffdan, Thu, 04 Sep 2008 02:22:51 UTC.

    After using this one for the past month i can see where it will cut down on the lifting and save peoples backs.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:15:07 UTC.

    east to handle and durable

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    tfd237, Fri, 12 Sep 2008 21:12:02 UTC.

    There is nothing better than lifting 400 lb Big Bertha with just the push of a button. I just wish it had handles on the sides to help steady the cot going over ruff terrain.

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    jnb132, Thu, 18 Sep 2008 01:26:06 UTC.

    We got to test this stretcher at my squad. Its great! The only downside is that you still have to lift the patient into the back of the unit, and this stretcher is heavier the the non-hydraulic ones

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    Firefighter5709, Mon, 22 Sep 2008 01:11:18 UTC.

    I love these cots, until the battery dies. They reduce the strain on me and my partner when lifting those more than average sized patients.

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    FFELKINS, Wed, 24 Sep 2008 06:29:11 UTC.

    we have this in our first out medic, its nice but it would be a lot better if the motor/battery of the thing was more centered on the stretcher because it puts a lot of weight at that one end.

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    MillerJohnR21, Fri, 17 Oct 2008 05:24:23 UTC.

    Have used this and older ones and I do have to say this is the most simplest one on the market today...

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    SFD_Casey_Bair, Tue, 21 Oct 2008 23:22:02 UTC.

    awesome product works great and saves your back

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  • Winter_max30
    xxxx, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:00:55 UTC.

    We don't have one - maybe in the future but I know of several services that have them and they are incredible. Oh to save the back. I am completely amazed with this and hope that one day we are able to have at least one on a truck.

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    Account Removed, Thu, 25 Dec 2008 09:17:01 UTC.

    We use this on all of our EMS units, and are definitely spoiled to it. The wheels and tires are awesome at getting over rough terrain. We've dragged these things through back yards, over tree roots, gravel parking lots, you name it. The hydraulics are amazing. One person can load the cot into the unit with ease.

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    ToTo, Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:13:37 UTC.

    Love it. makes pt handeling so much easier. granted they are heavier but it makes up for its self

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    torsades, Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:31:53 UTC.

    P a yr of working w/ a 2 man this was awesome.If they had a stretcher that loaded & unloaded itself I'd give5starsbut this is close.

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    Fyerstalker25, Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:25:48 UTC.

    this is an awsome cott we have several of the for ambulance service i work for . they can handle so many different terrains with no problems. very duriable and easy to use the hydrolic head and feet make it a snap to make a pt. comfortable .

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    NRMEDIC99, Thu, 05 Mar 2009 01:59:04 UTC.

    this is a very awsome stretcher would not wont to have any other

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    emsdiver1033, Thu, 12 Mar 2009 22:12:23 UTC.

    So easy to use, even with one person. Durable and strong.

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    vshultz0991, Mon, 08 Jun 2009 16:04:56 UTC.

    This is an amazing tool. My city uses these and they are much better than those we had before.

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    stringer, Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:49:30 UTC.

    we have 6 of them they work great no more back injurys

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    gunnut382003, Wed, 22 Jul 2009 19:23:26 UTC.

    We recently aquired this item we had to fight to get it but well worth the fight. With some of the larger people that we have to deal with these days it makes our job a heck of alot easier. Very simple to use as well. TOP SHELF PRODUCT!!!!!

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    msmed236, Fri, 25 Sep 2009 05:33:44 UTC.

    This cots are great I just wish they were a little more affordable. They are safer and easier on the patients and the medics.

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    FF6, Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:12:25 UTC.

    good product makes the job easier and saves your back

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    firechic, Mon, 28 Sep 2009 22:13:27 UTC.

    This is a great product, lots of lifting power, easy to use, and saves our backs. But it's not so great on soft dirt, or big gravel.

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    IronValor, Sun, 04 Apr 2010 00:14:48 UTC.

    This really saves the old back I use it every day on shift and love the product

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    Fire104, Sat, 30 Oct 2010 15:47:00 UTC.

    IT IS FOR STRONG EMTS

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