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    Were debating in the firehouse looking for an answer. What is the piece called that connects the crosslay to the discharge in the hose bed? Its the one that flips side to side so you can load it from either side of the engine.

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    The swivel?
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    • #3
      Lt. says there is a technical term for it. What you would call it if you were ordering it from the factory.

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      • #4
        chiksan swivel

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        • #5
          That was perfect, he says there is also a nickname for it, any idea?

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          • #6
            Mattydale Swivel.

            Last edited by Acklan; 08-21-2010, 11:37 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by martinpw View Post
              That was perfect, he says there is also a nickname for it, any idea?
              Yea "that swivel thing that the hose connects to"
              Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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              • #8
                Chicksan swivel is all we've ever called it.
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                • #9
                  I've never heard it called anything else, either. I just looked it up. The correct name is Chiksan which is a registered trademark. Like so many others, Kleenex, for exampe, has become genericized.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nmfire View Post
                    Yea "that swivel thing that the hose connects to"
                    Yep, I must concur it’s a Chiksan Swivel Joint

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Acklan View Post
                      Mattydale Swivel.

                      That's what its always been referred to in my department as well.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
                        I've never heard it called anything else, either. I just looked it up. The correct name is Chiksan which is a registered trademark. Like so many others, Kleenex, for exampe, has become genericized.
                        Learn something new everyday. We have alway call the load a crosslay or Mattydale load. We were taught that was a Mattydale swivel. Good to know.

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                        • #13
                          "That thingy the hose attaches to

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by martinpw View Post
                            Lt. says there is a technical term for it. What you would call it if you were ordering it from the factory.




                            We have always called it a cross lay hose bed swivel.

                            When the shops and fd is specifying a pumper they use the correct nomenclature as listing either in the Elkhart or Akron catalogs.

                            Mattydale lays was so named for that fire department. Most departments down south call them cross lays or preconnects!




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