These high quality units are available in nearly any configuration. The
unit pictured below is our most popular. (Click on the picture for a larger
version.) We try to keep at least one of
these units in stock.
The skid unit is based around a 250 gallon, polypropylene water
tank. The polypropylene we use is a co-polymer with UV inhibitors and fire
retardants added. It has a textured finish so scratches and gouges will
not be as apparent. The bottom of the tank is extended to form a base to mount the pump
on. The result is a one piece unit that can easily be transferred from one
pickup to another. The sides and top are 1/2" thick and the bottom is fabricated of
material that is extrusion welded to form a solid, heavy duty tank. 1/2"
partitions inside the tank form baffles that prevent water from sloshing around
and affecting the handling of your truck. A generous 8" x 8" fill tower
with hinged cover make the unit easy to refill from a pressurized source in a
hurry without the need to make any connections. The passenger side rear
wall of the tank has a built-in sight gauge for reliable and accurate
The pump is a CET brand with an 20 HP Honda engine for
reliable operation. Pump performance is as follows:
300 GPM at 10 PSI
250 GPM at 50 PSI
170 GPM at 100 PSI
100 GPM at 150 PSI
25 GPM at 200 PSI
It is equipped with an electric starting motor, 36 watt alternator, low oil
alert, and a marine style detachable tank. The exhaust primer is capable of up
to 20' of lift. Rather than packings, the unit is equipped with a
mechanical seal so less maintenance is required.
||The picture to the left shows
our discharge manifold. It is connected directly to the pump outlet by
a four-bolt flange. As you can see, there is room for additional
valves should your department need to customize the unit. This unit is
plumbed for the booster reel, a 1" tank fill line (for filling from draft,)
and two 1-1/2" outlets.
The valves used on this
manifold are all full-flow, quarter-turn, swing-out fire apparatus grade.
The swing-out feature allows the valve to be repaired without disturbing any
|The manifold to the right is equipped with
industrial style valves. These valves are high quality with stainless
steel balls with plastic seats. However they are considerably less
expensive than the apparatus style valves shown above. If your
department is on a tight budget these valves can save a nice sum.
||The suction plumbing is pictured on the
right. There is a full-flow valve located at the tank and another at
the very end of the skid unit. This arrangement allows you to
effectively draft by opening the external inlet and closing the tank valve.
Also, if you are in a hurry to fill the unit you can hook up to a hydrant
and open both valves. Additionally, the unit can be hooked up to pump
directly off of a hydrant or other pressurized source.
Victaulic couplings are used in the suction plumbing to
allow for rapid service if required.
In addition to these standard features we can supply the
following pre-engineered options:
- 150 Gallon Tank
- 300 Gallon Tank
- 8 Gallon Foam Tank
- 10 Gallon Foam Cell
- Hose Trough
- Preconnect Swivel in Hose Trough
- Additional Discharges
As always, if you have a need that we haven't listed we will
be happy to customize the unit to your desires.