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    Does anyone have tools mounted in the cab? If so, what tools? How are they secured? Any pictures would be appreciated. I am thinking about mounting the irons in the cab. Thanks for the help.
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    Currently, we have a set of irons laying on the floor in the rear cab, between the 8 seats. Not secured. Ya, the safety bunch would scream.

    In the front, on the officers door, is a Pry-Axe. Secured by a pullover strap.
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    I'm not a safety nut, but I wouldn't want an axe hitting me in the head.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Then do like us and don't roll your truck over.
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    It isn't me I'm worried about. It is all the other people on the road that worry me.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    The only thing mounted in our cabs are radios, airpacks in approved seats, and personal flashlights in mounted chargers. Nothing like tools/ irons should be floating around loose to cause injury or death to personnel.

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    Talking everything secure

    I agree everything should be secured, I just watched the youtube of the St Lewis trucks-quints colliding at a intersection, holy $hit, I would not want anything floating around in there. We are considering mounting a set of irons in our new engine with the mounting brackets, just so you don't have to get out, open compartments and then go to work. Just a thought but if you do get brackets and make sure they are secure, my 2 cents.

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    If NFPA is requiring helmet retention devices out of concern for UFO's (unsecured flying objects), I figure they'll freak after reading this thread

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    We have a set of irons but they are secured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Command6 View Post
    If NFPA is requiring helmet retention devices out of concern for UFO's (unsecured flying objects), I figure they'll freak after reading this thread

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    There are brackets that will make the tools safe. That being said, we have some trucks where the tools are in the cabinet with the mindset that you don't have to worry about them coming loose and you don't have to hop down out of the cab carrying the extra weight.

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    we have a set of Irons, pick head axe, duck bill lock breaker, K tool, R tool, High rise pack, TIC, Gas monitor(s), heat gun and a farr barr. And yes they are all mounted to withstand the 9 G rollover.
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    We got one of these but found that it worked out better putting them in compartments vs. taking up cab room.

    http://www.pactoolmounts.com/product...lok-kit-k5003/

    Maybe worth looking at.

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