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    A method for storing paratech struts for vehicle stabilzation. We used to use horizontal PVC tubes but trying to carry individual pieces can be challenging. By splitting the equipment between 2 boxes and placing them on a roll out tray, 2 FF's can carry everything to handle most incidents.
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    We just got these struts for our department. How do you like them? How often do you use the air on them?

    Any words of advice to go with these?

    Thanks,
    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by drerict View Post
    Any words of advice to go with these?

    Thanks,
    Eric
    Yeah, don't let them sit on their sides. If you do, rotate them weekly.

    They have O-rings in them that will flatten out on the resting side, causing leaks. Mount them vertically and you won't have that problem. Should be in the Paratech's manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drerict View Post
    We just got these struts for our department. How do you like them? How often do you use the air on them?

    Any words of advice to go with these?

    Thanks,
    Eric
    Are you using the air struts for vehicle stabilization?
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    We just put them on the truck, the intent is for both confined space and vehicle stabilization. I think chief was under the impression that we will use the air option when we need to help lift, i.e. when the air bags and cribbing are not going to make enough height, but after reading on paratech's site, they are not intended for vehicle lifting.

    Do you have different heads, or just the for heads?

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    Paratech is marketing a hand powered hydraulic ram that fits in the struts and can lift. The air option is helpful when doing a lift and you want the strut to "follow" the load or take the slack out of chain. Tried both at a big rig rescue class and they worked well.

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