Thread: Revisiting DIY CAFS
09-08-2009, 07:53 PM #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2009
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.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By LVFD301 in forum Firefighters ForumReplies: 1Last Post: 04-06-2009, 06:04 PM
By EFD15K2 in forum Federal FIRE ACT Grants & FundingReplies: 5Last Post: 04-04-2008, 12:17 PM
By FiredogTFR in forum Firefighters ForumReplies: 0Last Post: 03-04-2008, 11:32 AM
By scubaman14 in forum Firefighters ForumReplies: 6Last Post: 03-02-2008, 02:36 PM
By ffsnoq in forum The EngineerReplies: 0Last Post: 03-20-2002, 04:41 PM