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    I was wondering what everyone uses for the extrication tools. We carry holmatro spreaders, cutter's, and rams.

  • #2
    It's TNT cutters, spreaders, rams and airbags for us....

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    • #3
      Holmatro 3000 Series....<br /> <img src="cool.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="cool.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="cool.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
      Luke

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      • #4
        We use Holmatro hydraulic gear (spreaders, shears, rams and chains) and air bags. We also carry hand tools and a reciprocating saw.
        D. Camp

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        • #5
          we carry power-hawk(ram and cutter, spreader) <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

          <br />update--our hospital board loves <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> they just sprung for 2 halmatro air bags woooohooooo. maybe, if the dept before us hadn't asked for a 94k truck, we would have had to buy them ourselves.....thanks pinedale <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

          [ 01-22-2002: Message edited by: frienship2829 ]</p>

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          • #6
            Hurst
            Proud to be IACOJ Illinois Chapter--Deemed "Crustworthy" Jan, 2003

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            • #7
              Check out our rig (with pics)

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              • #8
                Phoenix 35/25 "Rescue Tool", C/C Cutter, S/B Cutter, 25/60 "Super Ram" with a dual outlet Phoenix power unit operated by a Briggs 5 hp motor.

                We plan to add their short ram to the mix sometime soon.

                We also have an OLD Hurst that has been converted to use ethyl glycol for a second spreader if we ever needed one...

                [ 01-16-2002: Message edited by: MetalMedic ]</p>
                Richard Nester
                Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.

                "People don't care what you know... until they know that you care." - Scott Bolleter

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                • #9
                  Hurst cutters, spreaders, rams. Milwaukee Sawzall, Dewalt Sawzall. Air chisel, Air impact tool (not sure of manufacturers).

                  Stay Safe

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                  • #10
                    We utilize the Holmatro cuttters and spreaders. They recently replaced an original set of Hurst tools that worked fine (but somewhat heavier). We also use Milwaukee Sawz-alls (electric and battery), Holmatro rams and chain package, a 10-ton and a 4-ton porta-power, Air Tools such as chisels, and cutters, with various attachments.

                    We also carry torches, K-12, and Cutters Edge saws along with ditch jacks, and other smaller jacks to go along with an assortment of cribbing and pulley systems.

                    The new Rescue-Engine will have a 4 point winch system wich is new for us, and we carry various hand tools along with the power units, and a Combi Tool is used on the EMS Rig.

                    Keep doing it for the right reasons!!!!!!!!!!

                    [ 01-19-2002: Message edited by: rmoore ]</p>

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                    • #11
                      We use Holmatro, combi, spreader, o-cutter, rams and chain sets.

                      Old timer, did I read it right that you carry quantity 10, 4 ton porta powers? If that's true, thats 6 or 7 more than the number of people on our rig.
                      FTM-PTB-EGH-RTB

                      Stay low, keep pushing in, and stay safe.

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                      • #12
                        Hurst.

                        We're in the process of upgrading, and decided to stay with Hurst rather than replace all our current equipment.

                        2 -- JL-32A Spreaders (Yes, back from the days of Titanium arms)<br />1 -- 0-150 Cutter<br />1 -- 30" Ram

                        On order is<br />1 -- Extractor Cutter<br />1 -- Conversion of the O cutter to an "omni" cutter/spreader tool (to be used for minor door pops, etc)<br />And I believe a Set of Ram extensions.

                        Once the new stuff is in, our setup will be:<br />Onboard Electric Pump driving two 100' reels<br />First Reel supplies a JL-32 and Extractor kept preconnected<br />Second Reel supplies the Cutter/Spreader

                        Gasoline Pump preconnected to the 2nd JL-32.

                        The only time we break connections is to add the Ram into the equation. For us it's faster to deploy the tools having them preconnected, and it reduces contamination in the hydraulics -- with tools still in regular use after 25 years, it seems to be working for us!
                        IACOJ Canine Officer
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                        • #13
                          We currently use Amkus (3 sets). I have not used the Holmatro Cutters but have always like the design with the control in the rear of the unit the way it is. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
                          Stay Safe & Bring 'em Home!
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                          I.A.F.F. Local 3008

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                          • #14
                            Amkus... more specifically Amkus' Ultimate System

                            - Run of truck's PTO

                            - Full flow @ 10,500psi even under a load (always same speed, more predictable)

                            -3 hydraulic reels preconnect to: <br /> a combi-tool in the front bumper<br /> 32" spreaders in rear officer's compartment<br /> Speedway cutters in rear officer's compartment

                            -Cutters and rams in same compartment

                            <br />- Hydraulic lines are color coded to the Pendant Controller

                            - Also have a backup gas powered Amkus pump and 3 extra-lenghts of color-coded hoses.

                            <br />-Sawzall's, TFT Res-Q-Renches, Glasmaster, portable winch, rescue chains, come-alongs, cribbing, Paratech High Pressure Airbags, and air ratchet/chisel round out the selection. Looking into some type of tensionned-buttress stabilization, or struts.
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                            • #15
                              Hurst.

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