Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    306

    Default Rescue Strut Mounting Ideas ? ?

    Looking for some innovative mounting ideas for ResQJack or similar rescue struts (Horizontal or Vertical). We have two RJ3 Jack Stands and two RJ3 Adjustable Stands along with an assortment of accessories for them that we want to mount for easy access while maximizing space. Please post or email me @ ejfeicht@zoominternet.net with photos.


  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bryn Athyn, Pa.
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ejfeicht View Post
    Looking for some innovative mounting ideas for ResQJack or similar rescue struts (Horizontal or Vertical). We have two RJ3 Jack Stands and two RJ3 Adjustable Stands along with an assortment of accessories for them that we want to mount for easy access while maximizing space. Please post or email me @ ejfeicht@zoominternet.net with photos.
    Here's two long and two short Junk Yard Dog struts in one compartment. The short ones are mounted on a high density polypropylene board using PacTrac brackets. The long ones are on the floor on Turtle Tiles, also using PacTrac. Be happy to take and send you more detailed photos if you need them.

    You're more than welcome to come around and see them, but it looks like we're almost as far away as you can get and still be in the Commonwealth.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by chiefengineer11; 10-21-2010 at 05:48 PM.

  3. #3
    Forum Member GTRider245's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Augusta,GA
    Posts
    3,056

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    Here's two long and two short Junk Yard Dog struts in one compartment. The short ones are mounted on a high density polypropylene board using PacTrac brackets. The long ones are on the floor on Turtle Tiles, also using PacTrac. Be happy to take and send you more detailed photos if you need them.

    You're more than welcome to come around and see them, but it looks like we're almost as far away as you can get and still be in the Commonwealth.
    So there ARE other departments who have these struts on the trucks. I had no idea.
    Career Firefighter
    Volunteer Captain

    -Professional in Either Role-

    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Northeast Coast
    Posts
    3,799

    Default

    We just set three on a roll out tray side by side. We found that they tend to be somewhat unwieldy, making removal from the brackets a "beeotch". I have seen some vertical mounts that were pretty nice, but not all that space conscious. Our fourth strut is with our con-space tripod head and other stuff in topside compartment. We felt that 99% of the time 3 or less struts would be adequate.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by RFDACM02; 10-21-2010 at 07:27 PM.

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bryn Athyn, Pa.
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    So there ARE other departments who have these struts on the trucks. I had no idea.
    Goes with these.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    306

    Default

    After further searching I was able to find this photo of a vertical system which may work.

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/...05039619ysWGjD

    We would be doing a stationary wall mount and should be able to attach the pegboard directly to the unistrut on the compartment walls. Has anyone done anything with this type of pegboard material ?

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    450

    Default

    CE11,

    I see now that we're not the only dept using the Holmatro secunet as you have one mounted on the door of that compartment.
    Last edited by VanIsleEVT; 10-21-2010 at 10:21 PM. Reason: spelling

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bryn Athyn, Pa.
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by VanIsleEVT View Post
    CE11,

    I see now that we're not the only dept using the Holmatro secunet as you have one mounted on the door of that compartment.
    Both ambulances carry them. Since the engine has a (very basic) set of tools it also has one.

  9. #9
    Forum Member Rescue101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Bridgton,Me USA
    Posts
    8,162

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    Both ambulances carry them. Since the engine has a (very basic) set of tools it also has one.
    Not worth the time to put on. Makes as much sense as trying to contain a hand grenade with a tuppyware bowl. T.C.

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    257

    Default

    Vertical storage of Rescue 42 struts. The other strut is behind the first. Quick Fist holders to secure them.


    Scroll down and you will find the picture on the first page

    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112412 (Spartan/Toyne Rescue Engine In Service Pics)

  11. #11
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Rural Iowa
    Posts
    3,106

    Default

    Paratech struts store nicely in vertical position in spring clips (as they are round in shape).

  12. #12
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Monroeville, PA USA
    Posts
    327

    Default

    we put ours on both sides of a vertivle pull out tool board, worked quite well
    It takes a little intelligence to enjoy humor,satire & wit, but none to be offended by it.

    It take more than a new Leather Helmet to make you a good officer

  13. #13
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Vertical mount for R-42's on a pull out vertical tool board worked great for us. Crimson made the brackets and pockets to put the struts in. Not a great photo but you will see them standing up on the right side of the compt.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  14. #14
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    306

    Default

    Thanks for all the ideas folks. We where able to come up with a vertical design which should work out for us and we are currently awaiting parts from a local fabrication shop. Once we have everything installed I will post photos.

  15. #15
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    28

    Default

    We mounted our Paratech struts vertically using Paratech clips. We originally used a PAC strap to go around both, but when hooked both struts would be pulled together and when released you needed to control both struts so one would not fall on your head.

    The poly bin contains 2-6X6 strut bases for use on pavement, 2-"V" heads, 2-pointed heads, 4-1"X10' self contained ratchet straps, and 2-2"X30' self contained ratchet straps.

    The opposite side of the toolboard holds 2-60" and 2-40" AMKUS rams.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  16. #16
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    28

    Default

    Toolboards work out pretty well for struts as long as you have the height needed. Our toolboard compartment on our new rescue engine holds what used to be in three compartments on the engine we replaced as well as a lot of other things.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  17. #17
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Penny Lane
    Posts
    390

    Default Foam inserts?

    Not to hijack, but...

    We're currently storing our Paratech struts in an under-body tray, but they're not mounted at all and so are subject to bouncing around. Does anybody know of a good source for the type of "foam inserts" that come in a sheet a few inches thick, and can be cut to accommodate whatever equipment you want to drop into it? Can't think of a better way to describe the stuff.

    P.S. - Little Joe - awesome job on the equipment mounting. Did you guys do it yourselves?

  18. #18
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    114

    Default

    LittleJoe,

    Those are some impressive pictures of the tool boards. We are in the process of spec'ing out a rescue and have been trying to find good pics of how to have things mounted and such. It looks like you have everything worked out well on that rig. Who is the manufacturer of the truck, and does your fire department have a website so I can look at more pics of the truck? Thanks in advance...

  19. #19
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by volff1170 View Post
    LittleJoe,

    Those are some impressive pictures of the tool boards. We are in the process of spec'ing out a rescue and have been trying to find good pics of how to have things mounted and such. It looks like you have everything worked out well on that rig. Who is the manufacturer of the truck, and does your fire department have a website so I can look at more pics of the truck? Thanks in advance...
    The truck was manufactured by 4-Guys in Meyersdale, PA. We have a website but detailed pictures of compartments are not up yet. PM me your E-mail address and I will send you a link to Snapfish where I have pics up.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzfireSolo View Post
    Not to hijack, but...

    We're currently storing our Paratech struts in an under-body tray, but they're not mounted at all and so are subject to bouncing around. Does anybody know of a good source for the type of "foam inserts" that come in a sheet a few inches thick, and can be cut to accommodate whatever equipment you want to drop into it? Can't think of a better way to describe the stuff.

    P.S. - Little Joe - awesome job on the equipment mounting. Did you guys do it yourselves?
    Thanks Blitzfire. You and I have conversed over E-mail, but I can't remember your address.

    I think struts and jacks are ideal in underbody trays. I would suggest you get some sort of "cradle" make out of HD plastic made so the strut rests in it but is only secured with gravity.

    We did a lot of the mounting ourselves but had 4-Guys do some also. We had ordered our pickets from a tent company and had them shipped directly to Meyersdale. They made the mount to hold them. Our Hi-Lift Jacks we had mounted, but they have since been modified to be a "mirror image" of each other to gain the space between them. This allowed us to mount a 1.5 ton floor jack on the board.

    The tripod lights were mounted as well as the AMKUS rams.

    The hardest toolboard to design was the one for our rams and struts. We knew we wanted them mounted vertically, but we also needed a poly bin to hold tips and straps which had to be able to be slid out from the front.

    We decided to mount the rams on the boards and not with the other tools as they are not used as much and PAC had a nice mount for the bases. This toolboard was also moved to the far right position at 4-Guys in order to give us a void under the AMKUS handles where you can reach in and move the handle for our stay dry handle - the chute goes down between the compartments (notice the little extra body width?) and discharges under the body.

    The struts are held using Paratech clips and PAC sells the aluminum "Z" which is perfect for holding the bases. These are mounted at an angle to prevent the bases from sliding into the roll-up door. Since this time we have purchased 6"X6" bases for use on asphalt and keep them in the poly bin.

    We need to purchase some Jeep rollbar handles to put on the struts to aid in carrying them. The 12"X12" bases are for soft dirt and ironically the 1" pickets fit perfectly through the 1-1/16" holes in the bases.

  20. #20
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    306

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzfireSolo View Post
    Not to hijack, but...

    We're currently storing our Paratech struts in an under-body tray, but they're not mounted at all and so are subject to bouncing around. Does anybody know of a good source for the type of "foam inserts" that come in a sheet a few inches thick, and can be cut to accommodate whatever equipment you want to drop into it? Can't think of a better way to describe the stuff.

    P.S. - Little Joe - awesome job on the equipment mounting. Did you guys do it yourselves?
    BlitzfireSolo

    When researching mountings for our Struts I came across this company which can pretty much fabricate anything you want out of poly.

    Plastix Plus
    http://www.pptexas.com/

    These are some custom trays they did for Dallas FD for their Paratech Struts
    http://67.99.203.142/mm5/gallery5.html

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. World Of Fire Report: 07-07-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-28-2010, 10:00 AM
  2. Need ideas, suggestions on Rescue trucks...
    By arhaney in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 08-15-2006, 01:26 PM
  3. World Of Fire Report: 02-28-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-01-2004, 07:35 AM
  4. Mine Rescue Competition
    By NJFFSA16 in forum Specialized Rescue
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-20-2002, 02:40 AM
  5. sop's
    By RobRoy in forum University of Extrication
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-07-2001, 11:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts