Thread: Revisiting DIY CAFS
09-08-2009, 06:53 PM #1
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Revisiting DIY CAFS
I'm a retired structural FF and I live in an area rated as "extreme" for wildland fire. I had an arson fire on my land in the Spring and I found my bulldozer was super useful, but I would not have been able to stop the fire with just it. I'd like to equip the dozer with a CAFS unit of my own construction. It has a 1000 rpm PTO shaft out the rear so I can drive an air compressor and water pump. I figure I can weld up a frame on the stern that could carry 75-100 gallons of water and equipment without reducing maneuverability too badly. I'd want to have a driver operated nozzle.
Can someone point me to a good construction guide for such a thing? I'm a pretty handy guy and can build just about anything.
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