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    Default Break-apart basket stretchers

    My department just bought a Ford Expedition to use as a QRS vehicle. There is no way to carry our Stokes basket on it, so we are exploring the break-apart baskets. I would appreciate any thoughts on them. Durability, ease of assembly/disassembly, wire vs. plastic, etc. Thanks in advance.


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    We use a Ferno Titan two-peice, and have been very happy with it.

    The assembly is fast, and the rail connection is coarse thread so it screws together with only 8-10 turns. It is rock solid when assembled, and retains it's 2500lb rating.



    I also picked up a backpack harness for it, so the two halves can be nested and backpacked into the scene.
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    If space is an issue you might even look at carrying a sked, as it can do practically everything a stokes can while taking up alot less space.

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    Junkin makes a nice one thats a Stainless frame with a plastic molded shell, much more sturdy than the old orange Ferno's.

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    We like the SKED a lot. It doesn't quite replace a stokes basket in every way, but nice tool to have...

    http://www.buyemp.com/product/1051511.html

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