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    I'm starting the process of trying to get an new utv for my dept. I was looking for companies that make skid units for utv's. I've found RKO, TerroTor and Kimtek are there any other makers that I can check out ?
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    Look into getting a Mad Dog unit like this http://waterhosereels.org/water-hose...rush-fire-unit

    We use one of these units on our brush truck, and it does an amazing job. They build them for UTV's as well. It is a high pressure / low volume unit. Sort of like a pressure washer, but higher volume and lower pressure. You will be greatly limited on the amount of water you can carry on a UTV, so this type of unit would be perfect in my opinion.

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    Our department got a ATV type sprayer unit that we modified to work. It was originally about 5' long and wouldn't fit in the bed of our Gator so we followed another departments lead and had the frame modified by a local welding company. As a result it now fits into the bed and using pins it can be quickly put in or taken out.
    It is more for mop up than actual fire fighting, about 3 gpm. Mind you, we only have about $1,000 in the set up because it was not designed for the fire service. Found a power washer company that has a chemical injector kit that we plan to put on it so we don't have to batch mix foam.
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    We looked around in trade magzines and on the internet, decided what type of unit we wanted and then asked a local fire equipment vendor to build it for us. So for we like it. Easily removeable and has been very functional. Pics on our website @ www.plattevfd.com

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    Unruh Fire (www.unruhfire.com) is partnered with Mertz and is making skids.

    On ours we went a similar route as Walt. We had a fab shop (they build houseboats, actually) that built the tank and outfitted it with pull-out bars to transport a stokes. It's bolted on to the frame in place of the bed, so we don't have to worry about it falling out if the UTV rolls or anything.

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    You can check out more on the FireLite and MedLite inserts at:

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    Good luck!
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    Check out the Rosenbauer UHPS System on the Rosenbauer America Website.

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    We actually have two interchangable skids for our 6x6 Polaris. One is a wildland firefighting skid with tank, pump, and hosebed. The other is an EMS skid with room for a backboard and medic that we use during special events, carnival, marathons, etc.

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